Nioura Ghazni Speaks on CMCP Panel

Nioura Ghazni was one of four panelists at an event held by the California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP) on July 13, 2016, speaking on how to successfully transition and grow as a young lawyer. Osborn McDerby is a proud member of CMCP and strongly supports the initiatives of the organization in promoting diversity in the legal profession. Click here for more information about CMCP.

Nioura Ghazni Selected as CMCP Ambassador

Osborn McDerby is proud to announce Nioura Ghazni has been selected as a California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP) Northern California ambassador. CMCP is a California organization dedicated to promoting diversity in the legal profession by providing access and opportunity for business and professional development. Nioura will be serving a three year term beginning January 2016. Congratulations, Nioura!

Osborn McDerby Hosts Third Annual Holiday Skating Party

osbornmcderbyskatingpartyOsborn McDerby held its third annual holiday skating party at the Union Square Ice Rink in San Francisco on Dec. 15, 2015. The event is an opportunity for clients, family and friends of the firm to enjoy good company, hot chocolate, tasty food and refreshments.

A great time was had by all, and we can’t wait until next year!

Osborn McDerby Advises Lead Investor in $53M Series C Financing

Osborn McDerby successfully represented and advised the lead investor, Partner Fund Management, in Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s $53M Series C preferred stock financing. Allena Pharmaceuticals, a protein-therapy pharmaceutical company, intends to use the proceeds from the financing to further develop its lead product candidate, ALLN-177.

Osborn McDerby’s experience with complex transactions allows us to keep current on market terms and trends, as we continue to grow our venture capital and private equity practice. The principal attorneys representing Partner Fund Management were Steve Osborn and Chris Dayans.

To read Allena’s press release, click here.

Osborn McDerby Welcomes Laurie Sanders to the Firm

laurieOsborn McDerby is pleased to announce the continued growth of our Firm with the addition of our newest partner, Laurie A. Sanders. Laurie brings experience in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts and licensing agreements, and emerging company representation. Laurie represents high-growth and middle-market companies in a range of industries such as software, hardware, mobile, consulting, professional services, and manufacturing. She has actively negotiated many cross-border transactions with parties in Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Osborn McDerby Welcomes Newest Attorney to the Firm

ChrisOsborn McDerby is excited to announce the continued growth of our Firm.  We welcome our newest attorney, Christopher M. Dayans.  Chris adds additional broad-based, international corporate experience to Osborn McDerby. Chris recently worked for DLA Piper in Moscow as an associate in the Corporate Group.  He assisted on complex merger & acquisition transactions and private equity investments, including on the $35 million investment by Quinta Greentech Investment, a private equity firm, in Joule Unlimited, a US bioenergy company.  Chris is a native of San Francisco, and received both his MBA and JD from Golden Gate University in 2010 and his Bachelor of Science at the University of San Francisco.

Rich McDerby Moderates Panel on the Tech Economy

Rich recently moderated a panel for the San Francisco Chapter of Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) entitled “Tech Industry Economic Engine Shifts Into Overdrive:  Growth in San Francisco Revs Up Opportunities”.  The panel explored where we are in this economic cycle as compared to the past tech booms, and how growth in the tech sector is affecting the cost of doing business in San Francisco.  Panelists highlighted opportunities as companies compete with each other for mission-critical resources in this vibrant regional economy.  Click here to link to the panel discussion.

Osborn McDerby Completes Ninth M&A Transaction this Year

SAN FRANCISCO – Osborn McDerby LLP is pleased to announce that we recently completed our ninth M&A transaction of the year.  The firm advised Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR) in its acquisition of Transpire, Inc., a developer of radiation simulation software. To see the highlights of our completed transactions, click here. To read Varian’s press release, please click here.

Osborn McDerby Completes Private Equity Deal

SAN FRANCISCO -Osborn McDerby is pleased to announce that the firm represented a fast growing education software company in connection with its sale of an equity stake to a private equity firm. Osborn McDerby worked closely with our client and the private equity firm to structure a staged buyout that allowed our client to capture more of its growth value.  The transaction was supported by partner Steve Osborn and associate Nioura Ghazni.

Steve Osborn Moderates Panel on Acqui-Hires

acqui2Steve recently moderated a panel for the San Francisco Chapter of ACG entitled “Acqui-Hires: Do they Work?  A Fresh Look at How to Attract, Hire & Retain Talent.”  The panel explored the acqui-hire phenomenon where acquirers acquire the business for the people (i.e. talent) and technology and not for its operations and inventory.  The panel discussed the cost of acqui-hires and the challenges of retaining highly desirable engineering talent. Click here to link to the panel discussion.

Building Blocks

steve-and-rich-filteredSAN FRANCISCO – There’s an undeniable electricity that starts to charge and spark between partners Stephen M. Osborn and Richard G. J. McDerby when they sit down together to talk about the corporate boutique they founded in the summer of 2012.

They have good reason to be excited: Though their partnership has yet to reach its second anniversary, Osborn McDerby LLP is in the early stages of what looks to be a remarkable growth spurt.  To read the full article, please click here.