Nicholas Unkovic advises US and multinational life sciences and technology companies, professional service firms and financial institutions, on corporate law.
Nick has particular experience in strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, and emerging company representation. A significant portion of his work involves international transactions, especially on behalf of clients based in Asia and Europe.
Nick also has substantial securities and regulatory law experience including public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, both in the United States and internationally. He has handled numerous public company acquisitions including tender offers and a contested bank acquisition. He advises on compliance, corporate governance, bank regulatory and 1934 Act disclosure issues, and has served as chair of a public company’s audit committee.
Legal 500 has named Nick as a Recommended Lawyer for M&A: Middle Market. Nick has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2007 and has regularly been named one of Silicon Valley’s top corporate lawyers in San Jose Magazine
He serves as President of the British American Business Council Northern California, as a Trustee of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, on the Presidents Leadership Council of The Asia Foundation and as a Director of the International Bankers Association of California.
Nick was formerly a director of The San Francisco Company and its subsidiary, the Bank of San Francisco. He also formerly co-chaired the Partnerships Committee of the State Bar of California’s Business Law Section, chaired the board of a YMCA and served as a director of the California Council of International Trade.