San Francisco, California Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer

At SVT Law Advisors, we have represented both buyers and sellers in the San Francisco Bay Area in mergers and acquisitions on the buy and sell side. We have also completed spin outs, restructurings, and other strategic transactions for a variety of clients. 

Our extensive background as general counsel and head of corporate development for a variety of technology companies allows us to provide high quality counsel and advice with an insider perspective that combines in-depth legal expertise with a deep understanding of the business dynamics specific to the tech sector.

Our skills have been in demand with both public and private organizations, ranging in size from startups, to well established players in the technology sector such as Sun Microsystems, Actuate Corporation, Accela, Shutterfly, ClearDATA Networks, Legal Zoom and many others. 

No matter how big or small, SVT is the M&A law firm technology companies use to foster growth.

Why Choose SVT as Your M&A Attorney in San Francisco?

SVT is committed to excellence in the pursuit of helping you achieve your business goals by providing comprehensive guidance and strategic thinking throughout the M&A process. 

With nearly two decades of experience providing in-house counsel to tech companies as general counsel, as well as a decade running corporate development, we understand the complexities of mergers and acquisitions from a perspective that few other M&A law firms can match. This unique experience allows us to anticipate potential challenges, and develop tailored solutions to overcome them. 

At SVT, our experience is only part of the equation. We supplement our experience by developing a deep understanding of each of our client's individual business goals, delivering personalized attention to understand your unique situation. 

As your mergers and acquisitions attorney, we guide you through the M&A process, step by step.

Strategy Development

Whether you are buying or selling, we undertake a comprehensive assessment of your business goals and develop a strategy to achieve them. 

Due Diligence

We help identify potential risks and liabilities, and offer our counsel and advice on how to effectively navigate them. 


We negotiate with purpose, simultaneously advocating to secure the most favorable terms for the transaction, while guiding the process to a successful conclusion. 

Closing and Compliance

As closing nears, we ensure the transaction is compliant with relevant laws and regulations and ensure a smooth close.

When you partner with SVT as your mergers and acquisitions lawyer, you have a partner you can trust from start to finish. You can count on receiving high quality legal advice, with one-on-one attention, in plain English. 

Examples of Success

At SVT, we have a proven track record of success negotiating complex M&A transactions for our clients. Here are just a few of our successes: 

  • SVT played a key role in the $4.2 billion acquisition of StorageTek by Sun Microsystems.

  • We spearheaded the successful sale of Actuate Corporation on both legal and corporate development sides to OpenText for $330 million. 

  • Our expertise has been pivotal in leading multiple international acquisitions of public and private companies in Canada and Europe on the corporate development and legal sides.

  • We have successfully spun out assets of a private equity held SaaS company to another private equity owned firm.

SVT is the Business Acquisition Attorney Dedicated to Your Success

At SVT, our mission is your success. With personalized counsel throughout each step of the entire M&A process, you can be confident that your business goals will be met efficiently and effectively. Contact us today to schedule your FREE initial consultation, and let SVT earn the right to become your business acquisition attorney.