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Kirt W Shuldberg

Partner
Del Mar
T: 858.720.7442
F: 858.523.6712

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley, Associate Editor, California Law Review
  • B.S., Brigham Young University, magna cum laude
  • California
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Mr. Shuldberg is a partner in the Corporate Securities practice group, the Office Managing Partner in the firm’s Del Mar Heights office and co-chair of the firm’s Life Sciences Team.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Shuldberg has a corporate and securities law practice with a focus on general corporate counseling, venture capital, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, strategic collaborations and licensing transactions, and restructurings.  He has represented clients in transactions ranging from start-up financings to large public offerings and M&A transactions.  He maintains a special focus on the life sciences, medical device and clean technology industries and has counseled companies in such other diverse industries as digital entertainment, software, Internet, telecommunications and wireless technologies.  He has extensive experience advising private and public companies with respect to strategic capital-raising transactions and has advised on hundreds of financing transactions.  Mr. Shuldberg represents several of California’s most prominent venture capital funds, as well as prominent venture capital funds from Europe and Asia, in their investments in life sciences, clean technology and technology companies. 

His life sciences, medical device and clean technology engagements include companies that operate in the following areas:  biofuels, biopharmaceuticals, discovery informatics, drug discovery tools and services, energy storage, genetic research kits, injectable products for dermatology and plastic surgery, molecular diagnostics, personalized diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, proteomics, resorbable coronary stents, and stem cell research. 

Prior to entering law school, Mr. Shuldberg was a Senior Accountant at KPMG Peat Marwick.

  • Healthcare: Life Sciences, Legal 500, 2013, 2014

Representative Clients

  • Aduro BioTech
  • Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN)
  • AMN Healthcare (NYSE: AHS)
  • Atara Biotherapeutics
  • Cardium Therapeutics
  • Celula
  • DTS (NASDAQ: DTSI) 
  • Elcelyx Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Enterprise Partners
  • Forward Ventures
  • JAFCO Life Sciences
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Lifevantage Corporation (NASDAQ: LFVN)
  • Mast Therapeutics (NYSE: MSTX)
  • Mission Ventures
  • Nextech Invest
  • NTN Buzztime (NYSE: NTN)
  •  NuVasive (NASDAQ: NUVA)
  • Prism Ventureworks
  • REVA Medical
  • SupplyPro
  • Technology Partners
  • Tracon Pharmaceuticals 
  • Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC)

Representative Matters

  • Represented TRACON Pharmaceuticals in its $27 million Series B preferred stock financing
  • Represented Atara Biotherapeutics in its $52 million Series B preferred stock financing
  • Represented Aduro BioTech in its $55 million Series C preferred stock financing
  • Represented Celula in its Series C preferred stock financing
  • Represented Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in structuring and executing a complicated financing and spin-off transaction involving one of its life sciences portfolio companies, iPierian
  • Represented Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in its investment in the Series A preferred stock financing of True North Therapeutics
  • Represented Elcelyx Therapeutics in the spin-off and initial financing of NaZura BioHealth 
  • Represented JAFCO Life Science Investments in its investment in the Series B preferred stock financing of Complexa
  • Represented JAFCO Life Science Investments in its investment in the Series B preferred stock financing Eleven Biotherapeutics

Speaking Engagements

  • Mr. Shuldberg speaks regularly on topics of interest to emerging company executives and investors
  • State Bar of California
  • Board of Directors, CONNECT (connect.org)