Hossein’s business law practice focuses on representing emerging growth companies throughout their lifecycles as well as the venture capital and private equity funds that invest in those businesses. From navigating pre-formation structuring discussions to complex, cross-border exits, Hossein’s dynamic company- and investor-side experience provides for practical advice and pragmatic solutions to evolving client needs.
His experience includes strategic acquisition and sale transactions, business acquisitions and divestitures, corporate consolidation transactions, asset acquisition and sale transactions, joint ventures and other strategic arrangements. In addition, Hossein has experience in private and public securities offerings, corporate finance, corporate governance, and general corporate matters representing emerging growth, privately held, and publicly traded companies across a variety of industries from cutting edge technologies like artificial intelligence and virtual reality, to more traditional industries like transportation and agriculture.
Hossein began his post-graduate career as a Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities and Capital Markets associate in Jones Day’s Silicon Valley office. Most recently, he was a Mergers and Acquisitions, Start-Up and Venture Capital, and Private Equity associate at Bryan Cave’s U.S. headquarters in St. Louis. While working towards his JD/MBA from Santa Clara University, he spent time in-house at the legal teams of two global software companies, a publicly traded Fortune 25 company and a late-stage venture-backed private company and conducted legal research at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business for Dr. Ilya A. Strebulaev. Hossein’s former government experience includes serving as an honors legal intern at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s San Francisco Regional Office, a judicial extern for Justice Goodwin H. Lui at the Supreme Court of California and a judicial extern for the Hon. Socrates P. Manoukian at the Superior Court of California.
As a Californian with Minnesotan roots and years of ocean-side Santa Barbara living under his belt, Hossein, finding himself back in the Midwest, enjoys staying active and spending time outdoors with his friends and family.
- Contributor, “Squaring Venture Capital Valuations with Reality“, by Will Gornall and Ilya A. Strebulaev. Journal of Financial Economics. January 2020, Vol. 135, Issue 1, pp 120-143.
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