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Mark Stevens

Fenwick & West LLP

Mountain View, CA, USA


o Start-Up Companies
o Venture Capital Financings
o Mergers and Acquisitions
o Strategic Alliances
o Joint Ventures

Mr. Stevens represents companies, ranging from newly formed startup teams to mature public companies, venture capitalists and  investment banks involved in the information technology and new media industries, with particular focus on complex transactions. As a lawyer and a business principal, Mr. Stevens has led teams handling merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions with total announced value well in excess of $25 billion. He has directed dozens of initial public offerings and hundreds of strategic alliance transactions, ranging from technology and distribution partnerships to multinational joint venture transactions.

 Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1983 
 Santa Clara University, B.S., in mathematics, magna cum laude, 1979  

 Member of the State Bar of California  

 Mr. Stevens' varied background includes work from the legal, business and venture capital sides of the table. In addition to 25 years of legal practice at Fenwick & West, he was Executive Vice President of Business and Corporate Development at Excite@Home and a venture partner at GGV Capital. Mr. Stevens has also served on Boards of Directors of several public and private companies.

 Mr. Stevens is listed in Best Lawyers in America for corporate law, leveraged buyouts and private equity, in Euromoney's Legal Expert Guides as one of the top M&A attorneys in California and is named by Chambers USA and Chambers Global as one of the top corporate attorneys in California, in Legal 500 as one of the top attorneys in the U.S. for Interactive Entertainment, and in Law & Politics as one of northern California's "Super Lawyers."


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