Daniel Kahan is an associate in Morrison & Foerster’s Corporate Department. His corporate transactional practice focuses on venture capital and private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and spin-offs, public securities offerings, and corporate governance matters. Mr. Kahan also regularly advises clients in strategic technology transactions, including professional service agreements, software-as-a-service agreements, sourcing agreements, transition service agreements, distribution agreements, reseller agreements, and intellectual property licensing matters.
Mr. Kahan has worked with companies, entrepreneurs, venture capital investors, private equity investors, and strategic corporate investors and acquirers across a range of sectors, including enterprise software, software and cloud infrastructure, fintech, blockchain, cryptography, cybersecurity, e-commerce, hardware, life sciences, healthcare, and travel.
Mr. Kahan is a frequent writer and speaker on startup, fintech, and blockchain topics, and is a member of Morrison & Foerster’s Blockchain + Smart Contracts Group, the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance’s Legal Working Group, and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance’s Legal Industry Working Group, where he served as Chair of the Token Sales Subcommittee.
Mr. Kahan has been recognized by Legal 500 in its Venture Capital and Emerging Companies category, with clients describing him as “exceptional” and noting that he “understands clients’ businesses well and provides practical, timely advice.” He has also been recognized by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” from 2014 - 2019. He received his A.B. from Georgetown University and his J.D., cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was executive editor of the Georgetown Journal of International Law.
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