Mr. Farman’s practice focuses on corporate, securities and investment transactions, with a particular emphasis on public and private securities offerings, private equity fund formation and investments, venture capital financings of emerging-growth companies, mergers and acquisitions, federal securities law compliance, and general corporate and securities counseling of public and private companies. He is a member of the firm's Corporate Department and co-chair of the firm’s global Private Equity Fund Group.
Mr. Farman has significant expertise in the private equity fund area, and regularly advises general partners, institutional investors, and investment advisers in connection with the formation of venture capital, buyout and other private equity funds. He has represented institutional investors in the formation of over 500 domestic and foreign private equity funds. He has also represented general partners in the formation of over 75 private equity funds and funds-of-funds.
Mr. Farman received his B.A. degree from Stanford University in 1981. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Davis, School of Law, in 1985, where he was Editor of the U.C. Davis Law Reviewp. From 1985 to 1986, Mr. Farman was a Judicial Clerk to Judge Harry Pregerson, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Since 2007, Mr. Farman has been recognized by his peers as a leading lawyer in Best Lawyers in America. In the 2018 edition, Mr. Farman was selected as Lawyer of the Year for Private Funds/Hedge Funds (Palo Alto/San Jose). He has lectured and written extensively on private equity matters and a variety of other corporate and securities topics.
Since 2007, Mr. Farman has been recognized by his peers as a leading lawyer in Best Lawyers in America. In the 2018 edition, Mr. Farman was selected as Lawyer of the Year for Private Funds/Hedge Funds (Palo Alto/San Jose).
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