Partner in Morrison & Foerster's Corporate Group, Co-Chair of Social Enterprise + Impact Investing practice, and member of firm-wide Pro Bono Committee. Fredo represents companies throughout their lifecycles, from entity formation, through financings, to IPO, M&A, and other exit alternatives. He also counsels corporate venture and venture capital investors in early- and late-stage financings, secondary transactions, and impact investments in private companies in a wide variety of industries. In his public company practice, Fredo advises issuers on capital markets transactions, corporate governance matters, and 1934 Act filings. More recently, Fredo has leveraged his dual background in securities laws and emerging companies to advise on ICOs and other token offerings. A result of his technical background, Fredo often works closely with executives, finance teams, and financial advisors to model complex capital structures, financing scenarios, and liquidity events. In doing so, he helps clients analyze possibilities, understand consequences of various transaction structures, and enhance their economics in deals in value from the hundreds of millions to the billions of dollars. Fredo also counsels socially conscious clients and nonprofit organizations in structuring “hybrid” or “tandem” businesses with socially responsible purposes, 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 is a 2017 Fellow for the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity, is recognized by The Recorder as a 2013 Lawyer on the Fast Track, and was the inaugural recipient of the firm's Kathi Puhgh Award for Pro Bono Service, in part for his work as counsel to non-profit Illuminate, the producer of The Bay Lights. Any testimonial or endorsement does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.