Sergio Broholm is an attorney in the Firm’s Corporate Group. Sergio represents a variety of clients, ranging from founders, startups and executives to investors and publicly traded companies. Sergio’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, emerging company representation, and general contractual and transactional matters. Sergio also regularly advises blockchain and cryptocurrency clients on a range of transactional matters and outside general counsel work.

Sergio’s legal career started at the global law firm Kirkland & Ellis, where he represented private equity firms and their portfolio companies in all aspects of their businesses. Prior to entering law school, Sergio worked as a political risk analyst in Mexico City, where he published articles about national politics and security in Mexico and Central America. He speaks and writes Spanish fluently.

Sergio maintains an active pro bono practice, spearheading a pro bono program at the Firm to help formerly incarcerated individuals clean their conviction records. Outside of his practice, Sergio enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and sailing in the San Francisco Bay.

Mergers & Acquisition
Sergio has significant experience with buy-side and sell-side transactions, representing companies in mergers, sales and acquisitions, including drafting and negotiating merger agreements, asset and stock purchase agreements, and promissory notes. Representative matters include:

  • Representing a large public company in multiple acquisitions of waste management businesses across the country, ranging in size from approximately $5 million to $400 million
  • Representing a founder in the sale of his B2B software company to a private equity firm
  • Representing a sustainable tuna producer in sale of its business to a European conglomerate
  • Representing investors in the simultaneous acquisition and debt financing of two premium fermented food companies

Emerging Companies and Venture Capital
Sergio provides strategic counsel to emerging companies, venture capital firms and other technology investors. His practice includes startup counseling, venture capital financings, and corporate governance. Representative matters include:

  • Helping venture capital firms negotiate term sheets and financing agreements, conducting corporate and diligence, performing cap table tie-outs, and managing closings
  • Helping founders form entities, negotiate operating agreements, and prepare commercial contracts

Crypto Transactions
Sergio regularly advises blockchain and cryptocurrency founders and stakeholders on a range of transactional matters and outside general counsel work. Representative matters include:

  • Representing founders in negotiating a settlement agreement with strategic partners in connection with the mainnet launch of their blockchain project
  • Representing founders and investors in drafting and negotiating token purchase agreements, simple agreements for future tokens, and convertible promissory notes
  • Representing founders in preparing innovative blockchain-based incentive plans.

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