Alan Bickerstaff is a partner in the Emerging Growth, Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions practices.
He represents entrepreneurs and public and private emerging growth companies on private equity and venture capital financings, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, formation, operations and corporate governance matters and securities law reporting and compliance matters.
Alan represents companies in the technology, media, telecommunications, medical device and life sciences, consumer products, energy and renewable energy industries. He also represents institutional investors in venture capital financings and private equity transactions as well as underwriters in public securities offerings.
According to Chambers & Partners, Alan’s clients say that he has “a ton of experience” and “I like that I can talk through scenarios and strategize with him.” He is “A quality individual – he’s terrific. He knows his material, is a gentleman and is very easy to work with,” says one impressed source. Alan is an “Outstanding lawyer” and that “you always feel like you’re his only client.” Clients also praise his “thoroughness and efficiency.” Alan is widely regarded as a “very fine” and “thoughtful lawyer.” Sources note that he has an extremely good rapport with clients, as well as a strong work ethic and impressive attention to detail. Alan is described by sources as “very knowledgeable, very diligent, and a pleasure to work with.”
He is quoted in the press, and is a frequent speaker and author, on venture capital financings, startups, IPOs and securities laws matters.
Additionally, Alan is engaged with the Shearman & Sterling’s FinTech Foundry, a program designed to promote community support and networking, share insights and thought leadership, and deliver advice and mentorship to the FinTech ecosystem globally.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Capital Markets Transactions
Venture Capital & Private Financing Transactions
B.B.A. in Finance, cum laude
Awards & Accolades
Speaking Engagements/Media Mentions