Best Place in CA for Transactional Work?

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Best Place in CA for Transactional Work?

Postby reasonable troll » Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:15 pm

I know, NY is the be-all, end-all for corporate practice. Larger class sizes mean better odds of landing a biglaw position in the first place.

BUT transactional work does exist in CA. I'm curious which region TLSers know/perceive that the greatest amount (and quality) of transactional work is available.

LA, SF, or SV?

References to specific firms/offices would be great as well.

TIA

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Re: Best Place in CA for Transactional Work?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:37 pm

obviously SV has the most/best/highest profile transactional work. lots of VC/start ups, but also tons of established tech companies. SF gets a bit of that too. In SV, all the local firms are good if you want VC/emerging company work (wilson, cooley, fenwick). the larger CA firms do plenty of m&a and general corporate work as well (mofo, latham, OMM, gibson). the new york outposts do lots of NYC style cap markets, finance, and m&a too.

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Re: Best Place in CA for Transactional Work?

Postby WODKilla123 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:42 pm

Just do corp at Fenwick & West but don't get no offer like Tucker Max bro

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Re: Best Place in CA for Transactional Work?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:obviously SV has the most/best/highest profile transactional work. lots of VC/start ups, but also tons of established tech companies. SF gets a bit of that too. In SV, all the local firms are good if you want VC/emerging company work (wilson, cooley, fenwick). the larger CA firms do plenty of m&a and general corporate work as well (mofo, latham, OMM, gibson). the new york outposts do lots of NYC style cap markets, finance, and m&a too.


This on Silicon Valley stuff (especially Fenwick, which took Facebook public).

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Re: Best Place in CA for Transactional Work?

Postby NoleinNY » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:25 pm

GDC and Skadden are great for CA corporate. MTO's LA office does a lot of high profile media work.

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Re: Best Place in CA for Transactional Work?

Postby bk1 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:17 pm

It depends on what type of work you want to do. You can't just say that one area is better than the other at corporate. For example, if you want to do PE it makes a lot more sense to go to KE SF than it does any of the SV heavyweights, but for other practice areas it is the opposite.

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Re: Best Place in CA for Transactional Work?

Postby itbdvorm » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:14 am

bk1 wrote:It depends on what type of work you want to do. You can't just say that one area is better than the other at corporate. For example, if you want to do PE it makes a lot more sense to go to KE SF than it does any of the SV heavyweights, but for other practice areas it is the opposite.


Check Chambers for a good breakdown. Certainly does depend on what you want to do - different places have different strengths.

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Re: Best Place in CA for Transactional Work?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:03 am

Also check out Cooley and Wilson Sonsini in Palo Alto.




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