Biography

John Hamilton is a partner in the Newport Beach office. He has extensive experience advising companies of all sizes – from small, medium and large corporations to limited liability companies, partnerships and other entities – with their respective business needs. Unlike most lawyers, John is uniquely positioned to offer business advice having successfully launched and run a company of his own. He has particular experience counseling clients on the following:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Debt and equity financings
  • Private and public offerings, including the preparation of offering materials, private placement memoranda, and registration statements
  • Preparation of company operational documents, including operating agreements (LLC), shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, stock option plans, employment agreement, independent contractor agreements and licensing agreements
  • Formation of different types of legal entities and preparation of organizational documents
  • Securities regulatory compliance

Representative Matters

  • Represented Xoom Corporation as its outside General Counsel, in addition to handling its Series A, Series B, Series C, Series C-1, Series D and Series E Preferred Stock venture capital backed equity financings
  • Represented Insulectro as its outside General Counsel, in addition to handling the company’s major corporate restructuring
  • Represented Lookout, Inc. as its outside General Counsel, in addition to handling its Series A and Series A-1 Preferred Stock venture capital backed equity financings
  • Represented Partners Consulting Services in its sale of company (stock transaction) to Ballantyne Computer Services, Inc.
  • Represented 280 North, Inc. as its outside General Counsel, in addition to handling its sale of company (stock transaction) to Motorola, Inc.
  • Represented Eventbrite, Inc. as its outside General Counsel, in addition to handling its Series A, Series B, Series B-1 and Series C Preferred Stock venture capital backed equity financings

Services

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member of Round Table of Orange County

Admissions

  • California, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Education

  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law  (J.D., 1996)
  • Stanford University  (B.A., 1993)
    • Double Baccalaureate Degree - History and Economics