Downey Brand LLP
Jeff Koewler is the Managing Partner of Downey Brand. He has extensive expertise in equity and debt offerings, mergers and acquisitions, lending transactions, and the formation of equity funds. Jeff also provides general counsel services to over 40 businesses, including start-up and emerging companies.
Jeff has represented numerous start-up companies and venture capital investors and investors in private offerings, most of which involved the issuance of preferred stock and the drafting and negotiation of stock purchase agreements, investors' rights and voting agreements, registration rights agreements, buy-sell agreements, as well as related documents. He has helped numerous private companies to prepare private placement memoranda, subscription packages, preferred stock offering documents, and other documents used to provide financing for emerging companies.
In the area of mergers and acquisitions, he has represented both sellers and buyers and has considerable experience drafting and negotiating letters of intent, merger agreements, asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements, noncompetition agreements and related documents.
He is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization (SACTO), of which he served a two-year term as President; a member and former Executive Committee member of the Board of Directors of the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, and of the Sacramento Rotary Club. He received his Bachelors of Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center.