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Chris Shoff is a partner in the Century City office of Latham & Watkins. He is a leading advisor to emerging companies, venture capital firms, private equity firms and strategic acquirers in the technology, life sciences, cleantech and energy industries.    

Chris Shoff focuses his practice on the representation of technology companies from start-ups to global corporations in a broad range of industries, including software, digital media and entertainment, mobile, consumer Internet, medical device, pharmaceutical and healthcare services. He regularly represents clients throughout their entire life cycle from formation to exit. In this role he advises entrepreneurs and companies on corporate formation, equity incentives, convertible note and preferred stock financings, securities law compliance, corporate governance, public offerings and mergers and acquisitions

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Venture capital and emerging companies

Latham & Watkins LLP combines a domestic and international presence to provide clients with an almost unrivalled spread of expertise. This includes advice at every stage of the investment journey, from early stage startups through to SPAC combinations, M&A and IPOs. The US practice expanded with the opening of a new office in Austin, which included the recruitment from DLA Piper LLP (US) of highly rated partner Jenifer Renzenbrink Smith, who has strong connections to the local venture capital and emerging companies market. The group maintained good momentum for 2021, advising on over 420 financings with an aggregate value of more than $33.6bn. This included advice to Joby Aviation, a manufacturer of electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft, on a $75m investment by Uber Technologies and a subsequent $5bn SPAC combination with Reinvent Technology Partners. Benjamin Potter and John Chory (‘the best in the business‘) jointly lead the practice from Silicon Valley and Boston respectively. Boston-based Emily Taylor is ‘an absolute rockstar‘; meanwhile Mark Roeder in Silicon Valley, Cheston Larson in San Diego and Christopher Shoff in Los Angeles are all key figures within the team.