Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Arman Pahlavan has joined the firm’s Palo Alto office as a partner in the firm’s Emerging Companies & Venture Capital and Private Equity practice groups. Before joining Perkins Coie, Arman was a partner with Squire Patton Boggs, where he was co-chair of the private equity and technology practice in Palo Alto.

“Arman adds to our strong and vibrant Emerging Company & Venture Capital practice here in Silicon Valley,” stated Chris Kao, Office Managing Partner for Perkins Coie’s Palo Alto office. “He is an ideal fit for us bringing impressive experience and a terrific network of contacts in the local start-up community. Arman’s practice in fund formation and private equity is also a great addition to our office.”

Arman advises venture capital and private equity funds and their portfolio companies. He counsels entities on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, intellectual property transactions and fund formation matters. Arman has extensive experience advising clients operating in the information technology, life sciences and energy technology industries representing clients based both in Silicon Valley and throughout the U.S. He has served as counsel to various funds and represented public companies and foreign private issuers. His fund clients have included Leucadia, Invesco Private Capital, Benhamou Global Ventures, Tomorrow Ventures and Vedanta Capital, among others.

“Arman is a great addition to our Silicon Valley emerging company practice and further strengthens our connections with the venture capital and private equity communities,” said Buddy Arnheim Co-chair of Perkins Coie’s Emerging Company & Venture Capital Practice. “His industry experience in the technology and life sciences industries fits perfectly with our current industry focus.

Arman earned his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings where he was articles editor for the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review and received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley (Phi Beta Kappa). He has been an active participant in life sciences, technology and energy industry symposiums and roundtables. Some of the topics he has spoken on include smart grid investments, term sheet best practices and funding strategies for life sciences companies. Arman has served on the boards of many Silicon Valley organizations promoting entrepreneurship and innovation.


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