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Steven J. Tonsfeldt

Steven J. Tonsfeldt

Cooley LLP

Palo Alto, CA, USA


Steven Tonsfeldt represents public and private companies in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, contested transactions, hostile takeovers and defense planning. He also advises private investors and their portfolio companies on investment and acquisition transactions, and financial advisors working with companies engaged in transactional matters.

Over the past several years, Steve has led lawyer teams in acquisition transactions having an aggregate value of well over US$100 billion.

Steve has been ranked in Corporate/M&A by Chambers USA for more than a decade. The American Lawyer has named Steve a Dealmaker of the Week. He has been recognized as a leading corporate lawyer in The Best Lawyers in America, Lawdragon, The Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal: Corporate - M&A and Governance. San Francisco Magazine has named Steve a Northern California "Super Lawyer" for many years. Steve is a past member of the Law360 M&A editorial advisory board.

Steve is a frequent speaker on corporate and M&A topics. He served on the coordinating committee for the American Bar Association's most recent Delaware Business Law Forum.

Prior to law school, Steve worked as a certified public accountant with Deloitte & Touche. He also taught accounting at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business as a graduate student instructor.

Bar Admissions

  • California
Steven J. Tonsfeldt is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Cooley M&A: Recent Developments in Private Sales - Advanced Venture Capital 2017, Monday, December 04, 2017
Q2 2017—Deal Volumes and Valuations Accelerate - Advanced Venture Capital 2017, Monday, December 04, 2017
Cooley Venture Financing in Review - Advanced Venture Capital 2017, Monday, December 04, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment VC-Backed Company M&A - Advanced Venture Capital 2017, Tuesday, December 05, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio VC-Backed Company M&A - VC-Backed Company M&A , Tuesday, December 05, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg VC-Backed Company M&A - VC-Backed Company M&A , Tuesday, December 05, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Advanced Venture Capital 2017, Monday, December 11, 2017, San Francisco, CA
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