Jeffrey Selman is a partner in the Corporate Group in Crowell & Moring's San Francisco office. Jeff represents emerging and middle-market public and private technology and life sciences companies and investors on formation, equity and debt financing, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, restructurings, board and management issues, and general corporate and commercial transactional matters.
Jeff has extensive experience facilitating transformative growth of small to mid-cap public and emerging private technology and life science companies through corporate finance and securities work, and middle-market M&A's and other strategic transactions. Frequently serving as an outside general counsel for clients, Jeff has represented companies in a wide range of industries such as software (enterprise and consumer), the Internet, social networking, mobile device applications, interactive gaming and entertainment, media, semiconductor, network equipment, life sciences, biotech, medical devices, cleantech, geothermal, solar, agbio, battery and energy storage. He has also worked with many companies that have been spun out of research institutions.
Jeff has assisted public companies raise capital through public offerings and PIPE transactions. He also provides guidance for general SEC and national exchange compliance, and advises clients on corporate governance issues including board and management matters and investor relations.
Jeff manages strategic transactions for public and private company clients which include mergers, tender offers, and asset and stock sales on both the buy and sell side, cross-border transactions, joint ventures, and intellectual property licensing and collaborative agreements. Recent experience includes formation and financing of a public-private joint venture to acquire and operate an off-shore oil drilling rig in Alaska, acquisitions for a public semiconductor company, disposal of cancer therapeutic compounds developed by early-stage biotech companies spun out of universities, sales of private companies in both the solar and nanotechnology industries, and negotiation and drafting of interactive game development agreements.
Jeff served as vice chair of the State Bar of California's Business Law Section in 2004–2005. He is a member of the American Bar Association's Section of Business Law, including the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, the Federal Regulations of Securities Committee, and the Corporate Governance Committee. He is also a former appointed member of the State Bar of California's Business Law Section's Committee of Cyberspace and Law (1997–2001).