Lee Shepard is a partner in the Palo Alto office of Morrison Foerster, where he focuses on fund formation and transactions, as well as corporate and securities law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private financings, public offerings and general corporate matters.

Mr. Shepard represents venture capital and private equity sponsors and institutional investors in connection with the formation of, investments in, and investments by private funds and alternative investment vehicles, including funds focused on life sciences, pharmaceutical development, and alternative energy power generation. He advises institutional investors on co-investments in private equity-sponsored acquisitions and leveraged recapitalization transactions. Mr. Shepard also advises clients general corporate and securities law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private financings, public offerings and general corporate matters.

Mr. Shepard received his B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Managerial Economics in 1985 and in 1988 received his M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University. In 2006, he received his J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, from U.C. Hastings College of the Law, where he was a senior production editor of the Hastings Law Journal, articles editor and senior articles review chair of the Hastings Business Law Journal, and a member of the Thurston Society. He served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Dennis Montali, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California. Prior to receiving his J.D., Mr. Shepard was a senior officer of a major investment bank.

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