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Fredo represents companies and investors in a broad range of corporate and securities law matters. His public company practice includes initial public offerings, capital markets transactions and strategic transactions, as well as counseling issuers on corporate governance matters and compliance with securities laws and listing standards. In Fredo's private company practice, he represents emerging companies and investors in late-stage / growth-equity financings, strategic investments, and secondary transactions / private company tender offers. Complementing his engineering background, most of Fredo's clients operate in technology industries, especially in fintech, life sciences and agtech.

Fredo is a numbers guy. He add value by working closely with executives, finance teams, and financial advisors and analysts to evaluate complex capital structures and to model financing scenarios and liquidity events. In doing so, he helps clients analyze available possibilities and understand consequences of various transaction structures to acheive and enhance economics in deals in value from hundreds of millions to billions of dollars.

Fredo also as a believer in leveraging capitalism and corporate law to improve the world. He counsels social ventures and nonprofit organizations in impact investment transactions and corporate structuring, including the formation of social purpose or public benefit corporations, establishing non-profit/for-profit ventures and advising on related fiduciary and conflict-of-interest issues.

Fredo was recognized by The Recorder as a 2013 Lawyer on the Fast Track and was the inaugural recipient of the Morrison & Foerster LLP's Kathi Puhgh Award for Pro Bono Service. Fredo is a patron of the arts, an investor in a restaurant, and spends as much of the winter as possible at Lake Tahoe.

Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Fellow Year


Areas of Practice

Corporate Governance
Mergers & Acquisitions



Leadership Positions

Member of Pro Bono Committee, 2015 - Present

Law School

Yale Law School

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