Derek concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, debt and equity financings, business combinations and general corporate and commercial matters. He represents businesses at all stages of the corporate growth cycle, as well as institutional and individual investors considering investments in high growth companies. He has extensive experience advising clients from initial incorporation and early-stage seed financings through later-stage mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and other exit transactions.
Derek has also operated as “outside general counsel” to enterprises across a wide breadth of industries, including sports, technology, retail, fashion, and media and entertainment, where he provides strategic business advice on topics ranging from corporate governance and investor relations to intellectual property protection and licensing arrangements.
Cornell University (J.D., 2014)
Harvard University (A.B., 2011)