Louis Wharton Stubbs Alderton

Louis A. Wharton

Co-Chair of the Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Practice

Louis Wharton is a Partner of the firm. Louis’ practice focuses on advising venture capital funds and angel networks, along with middle-market, emerging growth, early-stage and public companies in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities compliance and general corporate matters.

Louis counsels clients in the technology, e-commerce, and digital media industries, among others.

Practice & Experience

  • Structuring and negotiating venture-backed financing transactions;
  • Strategizing with and negotiating on behalf of clients on a variety of public and private mergers, strategic stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, both buy- and sell-side;
  • Structuring and negotiating public offerings and private placements of both equity and debt securities, including PIPEs;
  • Advising public clients on a variety of ’33 Act and ’34 Act compliance matters, including reviewing and filing current, quarterly and annual reports; and
  • Counseling clients on other aspects of their business activities, including commercial transactions, executive employment agreements, incentive compensation and corporate governance.

Education, Admissions And Accolades

  • B.A., cum laude, from Harvard University
  • J.D. from Stanford Law School
  • Admitted to practice law in the State of California
  • Previously President of the Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA)
  • Previously President of the Preccelerator Program
  • Previously member of Board of Trustees, San Fernando Valley Bar Association.

Insights & Features

SA&M Client FitOn Raises $40M in Series C Funding, Acquires Peerfit
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP (SA&M) represented client FitOn, a leading fitness app and digital fitness platform, in its latest successful funding round as well as the acquisition of corporate wellness company Peerfit.
Client News Press
Louis Wharton and John De La Merced Selected to Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2022 “Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys”
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is pleased to congratulate its own Louis Wharton and John De La Merced on being named to the Los Angeles...
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Client FitOn Raises $18M in Series B Funding Round
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP (SA&M) represented client FitOn, a fitness app that provides users with convenient 15-20 minute workout routines, in its $18 million...