Saxon Peters

Saxon Peters

Of Counsel

Saxon Peters is a corporate and securities attorney with a focus on the representation of early stage companies and venture investors.

Saxon has represented companies in a wide range of industries, including insurance, clean technology, biotechnology, software and hardware design and online services. His practice involves virtually all aspects of early stage company counseling, debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, securities regulation and public company reporting compliance.

Prior to joining the firm, Saxon was an associate in the emerging companies practice group in the Silicon Valley office of a national law firm.

Concentrations

  • Private debt and equity financings
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Public offerings
  • Corporate governance
  • Securities regulation

Capabilities

Experience

The following are representative transactions that Saxon has worked on recently:

  • Represented a clean technology company in raising more than $150 million in a private equity financing.
  • Assisted in public client’s $60 million acquisition of a privately held wireless networking company.
  • Represented a venture fund in $7.5 million lead investment in $24 million equity round for a web advertising company.
  • Assisted a software development client in $10 million convertible note financing.
  • Advised numerous start-up clients on various formation issues including choice of entity, governance, capitalization structure and intellectual property issues.

Some of the above transactions were handled by Mr. Peters prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of California

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2006
  • Certificate in Business and Public Policy, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, 2006
  • B.S., Business Administration, University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business, 2003
Admissions
  • California