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William B. Brentani
Partner
 
2475 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304 
 
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Phone: +1-650-251-5110
Fax: +1-650-251-5002

Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Bill Brentani’s practice focuses on corporate finance and general securities and corporate matters. Bill regularly works for issuers and underwriters in connection with a broad range of public and private debt, equity and equity-linked offerings. Bill also represents private equity sponsors in connection with acquisition financings and advises companies on corporate governance and securities law-related matters. He has worked on offerings involving issuers from a variety of industries, including technology, healthcare, real estate, entertainment, energy and transportation. Bill has been recognized as a leading lawyer for a number of years by Chambers USA describing him as “widely revered for his debt practice.” Clients laud him as “highly technically knowledgeable” and “great to work with” and, tellingly, that “our needs are his needs” (Chambers USA). He currently serves as Head of the Firm’s Palo Alto office, a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the Opinion Committee. 

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Work Highlights
  • Private equity firms and their portfolio companies in connection with acquisition and related debt financings, including PPD, Hub International Limited, Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc., MultiPlan, Cast & Crew, Dell International LLC and Associated Materials, LLC
  • Issuers in debt offerings for Microsoft Corporation, CBRE Group, Inc., SS&C Technologies, IDC and ClubCorp Holdings, Inc.
  • Underwriters in senior notes offerings by Walmart Inc., Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., NextEra Energy Partners, LP and Tesla, Inc.
  • Underwriters in convertible debt offerings by NextEra Energy Partners, LP, Tesla, Inc., TiVo, InterDigital, Inc., Synchronoss Technologies, Inc., and SanDisk Corporation   
  • Issuers and underwriters in equity offerings for CBRE Group, Inc., Grocery Outlet, ClubCorp Holdings, Inc., Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., NeoPhotonics Corporation and SMART Modular Technologies
Education
  • Boston University School of Law, 1989 J.D.
  • Tufts University, 1986 B.A.
Associations
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • American Bar Association
Admissions
  • New York 1990
  • California 2001

William B. Brentani is a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Department and serves as Head of the Firm’s Palo Alto office, a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Opinion Committee. His practice focuses on corporate finance and general securities and corporate matters. Bill regularly works for issuers and underwriters in connection with a broad range of public and private debt, equity and equity-linked offerings. Bill also represents private equity sponsors in connection with acquisition financings and advises companies on corporate governance and securities law-related matters. He has worked on offerings involving issuers from a variety of industries, including technology, healthcare, real estate, entertainment, energy and transportation.

Bill has been recognized as a leading lawyer for a number of years by Chambers USA describing him as “widely revered for his debt practice.” Clients laud him as “highly technically knowledgeable” and “great to work with” and, tellingly, that “our needs are his needs” (Chambers USA).

Selected transactions include representing:

Debt Financings

  • Private equity firms and their portfolio companies in connection with acquisition and related debt financings, including PPD, Hub International, Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc., MultiPlan, Cast & Crew, Dell International LLC and Associated Materials, LLC
  • Corporate issuers in their debt securities offerings, including Microsoft Corporation, CBRE Group, Inc., SS&C Technologies, IDC and ClubCorp Holdings, Inc.
  • Underwriters and initial purchasers in connection with debt securities offerings for Walmart Inc., Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., NextEra Energy Partners, LP, Tesla, Inc., Intrepid Aviation Group Holdings, Air Lease Corporation, The WhiteWave Foods Company, Cadence Design Systems, Inc., CoreLogic, Inc., Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Oracle Corporation, Expedia Inc. and Embraer Overseas Limited

Convertible Debt Financings

  • Underwriters in convertible debt offerings by NextEra Energy Partners, LP, Tesla, Inc., TiVo, InterDigital, Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. and SanDisk Corporation

Equity Financings

  • Issuers and underwriters in equity offerings for CBRE Group, Inc., Grocery Outlet, ClubCorp Holdings, Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., NeoPhotonics Corporation and SMART Modular Technologies

Bill was born in São Paulo, Brazil. He received his B.A. from Tufts University in 1986 and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 1989. He joined the Firm in 1989 and became a Partner in 1999.

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