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Derek H. Wilson

Derek H. Wilson

Shartsis Friese LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

Mr. Wilson is a corporate partner and Chair of the Firm's Business Department. Mr. Wilson has particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, equity financings, strategic alliances, corporate governance, executive compensation and equity incentive arrangements, as well as technology and software licensing, and product development and distributorship arrangements. He counsels numerous technology, healthcare, life science and other companies, large and small, in connection with all aspects of their corporate and intellectual property transactional needs. Representative clients include Business Researchers, Penumbra, Inc., Restoration Hardware, Simpson Manufacturing, Sleep Train, Inc., STAAR Surgical, Sysmex Corporation, Waste Connections, and Wild Planet Foods. Mr. Wilson formerly was a partner at Morrison & Foerster.


He is admitted to practice law in both California and Washington, D.C. and is a member of the American Bar Association and Bar Association of San Francisco. He has published numerous articles and speaks frequently on legal topics relating to corporate finance, intellectual property licensing and strategic alliances.


A 1982 honors graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Mr. Wilson received his J.D. degree in
1986 from Harvard Law School where he was a member of the Harvard International Law Journal.


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