We counsel entrepreneurs starting new ventures, advise on the formation of companies, equity structures and negotiations with venture capital investors.


The Business Practice Group at de la Peña & Holiday offers corporate attorneys with significant experience representing clients in a wide variety of industries, including: service and hospitality, energy, manufacturing, commercial real estate development as well as in the technology and growth industries.  Our clients include public and private companies.  de la Peña & Holiday attorneys regularly advise clients in corporate governance practice, as our attorneys are experienced in all aspects of governance including counseling board and board committee composition, process and independence.  Our corporate practice draws on the expertise of our corporate, finance, employment and litigation specialists to provide our clients with the information and analysis needed to respond to a rapidly changing environment.

Our Experience:

The Business Practice Group has experience working on a variety of financing and capital formation transactions.  We counsel entrepreneurs starting new ventures, advise on the formation of companies, equity structures and negotiations with venture capital investors.  Our corporate practice meets the legal needs of our clients with respect to lending, private investment and equipment leasing as our clients grow.

Our business experience includes:

  • Acquisition financings
  • Capital leases
  • Off-balance sheet financings
  • Structured finance
  • Syndicated and single-bank credit lines
  • And a large variety of other debt vehicles

Area of Expertise

de la Peña & Holiday advises on the full range of private merger and acquisition transactions involving domestic and foreign business enterprises at all stages of development. We have deep experience counseling private business enterprises in a wide range of negotiated and contested transactions including mergers, acquisitions, asset purchases, spin-offs, exchange offers and tender offers. We counsel clients on business governance, defensive measures and other stockholder relations issues.

Our Business Practice Group offers its clients a variety of business related services, including entity formation, trademarks, restructuring, financing and ongoing transactions. de la Peña & Holiday counsels its clients on proper entity selection and prepares all necessary documents, such as Articles of Incorporation or Organization, bylaws, minutes, shareholder or member agreements. Our attorneys facilitate raising capital through counseling and preparation of business plans, private placement memoranda, subscription documents and investor questionnaires. Lastly, de la Peña & Holiday works with its business clients addressing ongoing needs. This includes preparation of agreements related to raising capital, employment, buy-sell, licensing and trademark acquisition or protection.

We approach transactions with an interdisciplinary team of attorneys handling the various corporate, intellectual property, litigation, employee benefits, environmental, antitrust, and other issues inherent in mergers and acquisitions.

Contact DLPH

601 Montgomery Street, Suite 700,
San Francisco, CA 94111

Tel 415.268.8000
Fax 415.268.8180

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  • Construction
  • Emerging Companies
  • Entertainment
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions
  • Cyberliability
  • Nonprofit

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