Hale’s practice focuses primarily on corporate and securities matters, including venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, public and private securities offerings and joint ventures. He works with companies across the spectrum of their business cycles, from start-up through late-stage, with a particular emphasis on companies in the digital media industry.
Hale’s expertise includes venture capital and other equity and debt financings, equity compensation matters, SEC reporting and disclosure, intellectual property licensing, complex corporate partnering transactions and corporate governance. He also represents venture capital firms in fund formation and counseling matters. He frequently assists clients in structuring creative arrangements to acquire, develop, protect and distribute technologies and products both domestically and internationally.
Hale also represents a wide variety of financial institutions and financial services companies, including commercial banks and bank holding companies, and consumer and commercial finance companies.
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, J.D., 1986
Member, UCLA Law Review
Stanford University, B.A., with honors, 1983
Memberships and Activities
Admitted to practice in California
Member, California State Bar Association, Century City Bar Association and American Bar Association
Chairman of the Board of Directors of BizWorld Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization focused on teaching business fundamentals and entrepreneurship to school children throughout the United States and internationally
Honors and Awards
Named as one of the “500 Leading Lawyers in America” in the 2014-2015 Lawdragon 500 guide
Named as one of the “Top Emerging Companies Lawyers in California” by the Daily Journal, February 2014
The Best Lawyers in America, 2000-2017