SAN FRANCISCO, CA —Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, a more than 350-attorney law firm focused on the global venture capital, growth equity and emerging companies ecosystem, announces the addition of Michael Allers as a corporate partner in the San Francisco office. He joins the firm from Kirkland & Ellis where he was a partner in the San Francisco office.
Allers has significant experience representing growth equity and private equity funds in equity financings, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, among other strategic transactions. With many years of experience in domestic and cross-border investment transactions, he also understands the complexity and bespoke nature of innovative growth equity financings. While he has a well-rounded practice across a variety of industries, he has particular experience with investment in the financial technology, biotechnology and software industries.
Allers earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, a Master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a B.A. from Cornell University. He also served as an officer in the US Navy. Prior to Kirkland & Ellis, Allers was an associate at other leading international law firms.