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Dolph concentrates his sophisticated practice on private equity investor representation and fund formation as well as representing financial institutions and corporations in privately negotiated debt transactions. Dolph counsels some of the largest public pension plans in the United States and other institutional investors and helps them achieve their business goals with respect to various U.S.-based and international alternative investments (including funds focused on real estate, buy-out, venture capital and mezzanine investment opportunities) as well as sponsors in fund formation.
In addition, Dolph has a broad range of experience in commercial lending transactions, including secured financings, unsecured and asset-based financings, vendor and customer financings, subscription credit facilities, project financing, venture debt financings, letters of credit, receivables purchase financings and leasing. Dolph's clients include various financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and numerous start-up companies (the latter group of which he represents in dozens of venture debt financing transactions each year for which he is recognized as one of the leading company-side counsel in the San Francisco Bay Area).
Dolph is a frequent speaker in the area of private investment funds, and recently moderated a number of panels for the Association of Asian American Investment Managers.
Dolph is currently ranked in Chambers USA 2020 for California Banking & Finance. According to Chambers, "he is a strong, knowledgeable and easy-to-deal-with practitioner who is also a practical negotiator." Dolph also served on the State Bar of California UCC Committee and was a member of the subcommittee that drafted the California Report on Legal Opinions in Personal Property Secured Transactions.
Before joining Orrick, Dolph was an associate at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP in Los Angeles.
In addition to being admitted in California, Dolph is also admitted in Colorado (inactive) and Hawaii (inactive).
Dolph's recent notable engagements in the investment funds area include the following:
Dolph's recent notable engagements in the commercial finance area include the following.
Dolph's recent fund formation work include the following: