Lior Zorea is a Corporate & Securities partner and a key member of the firm's Emerging Companies & Venture Capital practice. Lior’s practice focuses on representing emerging growth companies in their formation, funding, and exit (whether through a sale or public offering). He has led clients in hundreds of financing transactions ranging from seed stage through mezzanine financings and initial public offerings. Lior’s clients have been financed by top-tier and early-stage venture capital firms, strategic investors, "super-angel" firms, and individual investors.
Lior also has extensive mergers and acquisitions experience, having worked on over 100 such transactions with deal values of up to $2.5 billion and spanning a variety of transaction structures commonly used in the technology space, including public to private acquisitions, private to private acquisitions, and public to public mergers. His mergers and acquisitions practice is currently focused on the sale of private technology companies (ranging from “boot-strapped” to venture-backed) and public company acquisitions.
With a background in finance, economics and math, Lior brings a uniquely quantitative and practical approach to the practice of law, particularly in the transactional context. Lior’s clients include emerging growth startups, later stage private companies and public companies in the information technology space, including the Internet, software, digital media, gaming, semiconductor, and fixed and mobile communications technology.
- Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco, CA
- Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati P.C., Palo Alto, CA
- Chemical Bank (now JP Morgan Chase), New York, NY, Investment Banking Financial Analyst
- University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1995
- Yale University, B.A., Economics and Mathematics, cum laude, 1990