Lowell Ness

Partner, Perkins Coie

Lowell Ness is a partner in the firm's Corporate practice with considerable experience in securities law and corporate governance matters. He serves as lead of the Fintech Corporate, Financing, and M&A vertical of the Fintech industry group. His practice focuses on high-growth emerging companies and involves venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, and private placements. His clients range from startup companies in the earliest stages to well-established public companies, as well as private equity and venture capital funds.

Lowell regularly acts as either company counsel or investors' counsel in venture capital financings. He has also acted as either company counsel or underwriters' counsel in public offerings for several high-profile clients, and has represented numerous companies in their mergers and acquisitions.

Lowell has taught a course in securities regulation at Santa Clara University School of Law and is a frequent speaker at national MCLE seminars on topics such as legal opinions, drafting stockholders' agreements, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions.

Lowell is also a core member of the Blockchain Technology and Digital Currency industry group where he focuses part of his practice on assisting Blockchain, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency clients raise money by maintaining relationships with key venture capital groups and other potential investors in the industry. He is very active and well known in the industry and often speaks on the subject in San Francisco and Palo Alto through MeetUp groups at Hero City and other startup workspaces.