Louis Lehot

Louis Lehot - Foley & Lardner LLP

Louis Lehot
Foley & Lardner LLP
555 California, St STE 1700
San Francisco, CA 94104

(650) 796-7280


Louis Lehot
Foley & Lardner LLP

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Albany of Union University


(650) 796-7280

Louis Lehot

Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP

Helping businesses and ventures with compelling technologies reach their growth objectives with sound legal strategies and solutions.

Louis Lehot is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, based in the firm’s Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Los Angeles offices, where he is a member of the Private Equity & Venture Capital, M&A and Transactions Practices and the Technology, Health Care, and Energy Industry Teams. Louis focuses his practice on advising entrepreneurs and their management teams, investors and financial advisors at all stages of growth, from garage to global. Louis especially enjoys being able to help his clients achieve hyper-growth, go public and to successfully obtain optimal liquidity events.

To assist his clients in realizing their objectives, Louis brings to bear a broad array of legal and business instruments, processes and strategies, from formation to liquidity. He guides emerging private companies as they secure venture capital financing, prepare for IPO or de-SPAC, and navigate the exit. His domain experience in public offerings and private placements of equity, equity-linked, and debt securities, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, spinoffs, strategic investments, and joint ventures, as well as corporate governance and securities law compliance matters, serves his clients well. Additionally, Louis regularly represents US and non-US registrants before the SEC, FINRA, NYSE and NASDAQ.

Articles Published:

Startup Filing Essentials: Federal, State, and Corporate Filings- Louis Lehot

“Looking for A Lawyer? Choose wisely, your business is at stake,” says Louis Lehot

4 Tips For Becoming a Successful Attorney In Silicon Valley

Running an Effective Board of Directors

Building the Perfect Pitch Deck

8 Questions to ask before raising your first round of venture capital — Louis Lehot

Early-Stage Investment Rounds to Fund Your Startup

Corporate & Securities Filings For a Startup

Electronic Signatures Simplified

SBA Provides NEW Updates on the PPP: Good Faith Certification and Amnesty

What every emerging growth company needs to know about the CARES Act

Clearing and Protecting the use of Brand Names, Logos, and Domain Names before Creating Value in Them

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Louis Lehot's Law Posts

Building the Perfect Pitch Deck I’m often asked by clients, in the initial fundraising process how to build a pitch deck. As a recent outside general counsel to well over a hundred emerging growth private companies in the technology, life sciences, medical device, and clean energy industries, in all stages of growth (from formation to liquidity), I am sharing my observations on what works.

By Louis Lehot of L2 Counsel, P.C.

Running an Effective Board of Directors Companies usually run informally at the pre-seed and seed-stage, without formal meetings of the board of directors. However, once your business closes its first round of formal venture capital financing from a professional investment firm, and one or more venture capital partners have joined your board of directors, the meeting process becomes more formalized.

By Louis Lehot of L2 Counsel

“Looking for A Lawyer? Choose wisely, your business is at stake,” says Louis Lehot from L2 Counsel Choosing the right lawyer that fits your business is one of the most important steps you can take in today’s litigious world. Whether you are launching a new venture, pivoting to reposition your current business or have a “bet the company” challenge or opportunity, finding the lawyer that fits your unique situation is critical.

By Louis Lehot at L2 Counsel

4 Tips For Becoming a Successful Attorney In Silicon Valley Successful law firms are full of successful lawyers. That said, is success defined by revenue generated, or are other factors in play? I sat down with Louis Lehot, the founder of L2 Counsel, and asked him the questions above and his advice for younger lawyers on how to kickstart their legal career in Silicon Valley. Louis Lehot is a corporate, securities and M&A lawyer, and he helps his clients, whether they be public or private companies, financial sponsors, venture capitalists, investors or investment banks, in forming, financing, governing, buying and selling companies.

Louis Lehot of L2Counsel gives advice from the trenches.