Scott Pearsall

Managing Associate

San Francisco

Scott Pearsall advises both public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, commercial finance transactions, venture capital financings, securities law, and corporate governance matters.


    • Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT): represented Microsoft in its acquisition of Solair S.r.l., a privately held, Italy-based, company delivering Internet of Things (IoT) services.
    • Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT): represented Microsoft in its acquisition of Havok, an Irish corporation and a leading provider of 3D physics, from Intel Corporation.
    • VTech Holdings Limited (HKSE: 303): represented this Hong Kong headquartered and Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed company in its acquisition of publicly held LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: LF) by means of a two-step cash tender offer followed by a merger pursuant to DGCL Section 251(h).
    • Thales SA (Euronext Paris: HO): represented this leading international aerospace, defense, and security company in connection with its US$400 million acquisition of Vormetric, Inc., a privately held Silicon Valley-based provider of data protection solutions.
    • IronPlanet, Inc.: represented this privately held leading online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks in its merger with Associated Auction Services LLC.
    • Samson Holdings Ltd (HKSE: 531): represented this Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed, Dongguan, Guangdong, China headquartered, furniture manufacturer and wholesaler in its bid and effort to acquire the assets of U.S. furniture maker Furniture Brands International through a U.S. Bankruptcy Code 363 auction sale process.
    • Represented a leading private equity fund in the tax equity and debt financing of a portfolio of distributed solar generating facilities.
    • Represented a leading private equity fund in its bid and effort to acquire a natural gas-fired generating facility in Batesville, MS from LSP Energy Limited Partnership through a U.S. Bankruptcy Code 363 auction sale process.