David J. Perry

Mr. Perry is a partner in K&L Gates’ Orange County office, where he represents individuals and companies involved in a wide array of business and corporate securities transactions, with a focus on complex financial and technology commercialization arrangements. His representation includes the initial financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, as well as ongoing business operational issues and financial transactions.

Mr. Perry represents “emerging” or startup ventures in various areas including financing matters, technology licensing arrangements, as well as agreements providing for the protection of intellectual property. These companies are involved in diverse areas such as advanced coating technology, data protection and management, and biotechnology related activities.

In addition to his current professional activities, Mr. Perry is involved with organizations supporting the University of California, Irvine, where he is a member of its Chief Executive Roundtable as well as its School of Biological Sciences Dean's Leadership Council and its Office of Research External Advisory Board. Mr. Perry is a member of the executive committee and board of directors of OCTANe. He is a board member of the Kidney Cancer Association, the world’s first international survivor and patient led charity (with members in more than 100 countries) dedicated specifically to the eradication of death and suffering from renal cancers. He has served as a member of the National Cancer Institute’s Consumer Advocates in Research and Related Activities. Mr. Perry serves on the board of the Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach which each summer presents one of the nation’s oldest and most highly acclaimed juried fine art shows as well as the Pageant of the Masters. In 2013, Mr. Perry joined the board of directors of the Pacific Art Foundation.

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Areas of Practice 1) Corporate Governance, 2) Emerging Growth and Venture Capital, 3) Health Care, 4) Higher Education Institutions, 5) Life Sciences and 6) Mergers & Acquisitions
Law School Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1976
Education California State University, Long Beach, M.A.,1973
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm K & L Gates
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