Carole Bellis practices corporate and securities law and focuses on corporate formation, debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions. She represents a large portfolio of early to exit stage companies in the life sciences, clean technology and software sectors which she advises during the rapid growth period from inception through seed and venture financings, product research and development, to strategic partnerships and commercialization and eventual exit by way of an acquisition or initial public offering. Ms. Bellis regularly advises boards of directors and senior management on matters of corporate governance, securities issuances, executive compensation and employment matters, intellectual property protection, joint ventures, commercial agreements and strategic transactions. She also represents founders and incubators engaged in technology spin-offs and investment funds with respect to fund formation, limited liability company administration and fund management. Her M&A experience includes domestic and cross border transactions, stock purchases, asset based transactions, spin-offs and going private transactions.
Ms. Bellis began her legal career in Paris and has been practicing law in Silicon Valley since 1999. Before law school, she was an executive at a government relations firm representing major corporations, foreign governments and professional and trade associations before the California state legislature. She is proficient in French and Spanish.