John McIlvery

Chair of the Public Securities Practice

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John McIlvery is a founder and Partner of the firm.  John chair’s the firm’s Public Securities Practice group.

John’s practice is focused on corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financing, and general corporate and business matters.

John McIlvery has represented clients in a wide variety of industries and businesses, including Internet and e-commerce, apparel, medical device, semiconductor, biotech, entertainment, technology and manufacturing. He has represented these companies from inception through initial and start-up financing, venture capital financing, initial public offering and ultimate sale.

Practice & Experience

  • Private placements of equity and debt securities, including venture capital and angel financings, PIPEs, initial public offerings, secondary offerings, rule 144A debt offerings and other capital market transactions
  • Public and private company mergers and acquisitions, including tender offers and going private transactions
  • Strategic partnering arrangements and other joint ventures
  • Wide range of general corporate issues, including executive employment agreements, stock incentive plans, licensing agreements, and various commercial contracts
  • All aspects of securities law compliance and corporate governance matters for publicly-held companies

Education, Admissions And Accolades

  • B.A. in Business Administration, University of Southern California – graduated summa cum laude
  • J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley
  • Admitted to practice law in the State of California

Insights & Features

SA&M Client VivoAquatics, Inc. Closes Series A Financing Round
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles' client VivoAquatics announced it has secured Series A financing led by Level Equity.
SA&M Client BillGO Acquires Prism
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles client BillGO, a B2B payment engine, has announced its acquisition of Prism, an award-winning app that has already paid $1B in bills on behalf of its customers.
SA&M Client Malauzai Acquired by Finastra
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles client Malauzai, a provider of mobile and Internet banking solutions for community financial institutions, has been acquired by Finastra, a fintech company that builds and deploys next generation technology on an open software architecture the company developed and a cloud system.