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Darlene D. Chiang

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6801 Koll Center Parkway, Suite 210
Pleasanton, CA 94566

925-460-3367 | 925-224-7782
darlene.chiang@hogefenton.com
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Darlene D. Chiang

Main Bio

Practice Overview

Darlene provides domestic and international clients with practical legal solutions to resolve issues as they progress through their critical lifecycle milestones from formation, debt and equity financing, entering strategic technology transfer and commercial transactions, to successful exit by merger and acquisitions. Darlene has extensive experience representing high growth companies and their investors as well as mature privately held companies and their founders.  Darlene is fluent in Chinese and routinely works with international companies to set up and expand their US presence.

Before returning to the private practice, Darlene worked in-house at a biometric payment start-up, a publicly traded IoT company, and a top tier semiconductor company headquartered in Korea. Prior to joining Hoge Fenton, Darlene worked at two top 50 international law firms.

Darlene serves as group leader for Mackrell International’s Cyptocurrency and Blockchain Practice Group. Mackrell International is a network of law firms in 60+ countries.

Representative Matters

  • Represented radar cross-section (RCS) instruments and measurements services provider Sensor Concepts, Inc. in its $92MM acquisition by Raptor Scientific.
  • Represented a leading automobile collision assimilation software maker Livermore Software Technology in its $775MM acquisition by ANSYS.
  • Represented medical connector device manufacturer Onanon in its $32MM acquisition by Amphenol Corporation.
  • Represented R-Stor in its $45MM Series A investment by Cisco.
  • Represented Applied Ventures, LLC, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, Inc. as the lead investor in Spin Memory’s $52MM Series B financing.
  • Represented Rakuten Inc.’s $100MM investment to participate in the $350 Million Series C financing of Rakuten Aspyrian Inc..

Practice Areas

Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin, Shanghainese)

Education

  • J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law
  • B.A., Political Economy of Industrial Societies, University and Department Honors, University of California, Berkeley

Admissions

  • California

Representative Experience

Representative Matters

  • Represented radar cross-section (RCS) instruments and measurements services provider Sensor Concepts, Inc. in its $92MM acquisition by Raptor Scientific.
  • Represented a leading automobile collision assimilation software maker Livermore Software Technology in its $775MM acquisition by ANSYS.
  • Represented medical connector device manufacturer Onanon in its $32MM acquisition by Amphenol Corporation.
  • Represented R-Stor in its $45MM Series A investment by Cisco.
  • Represented Applied Ventures, LLC, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, Inc. as the lead investor in Spin Memory’s $52MM Series B financing.
  • Represented Rakuten Inc.’s $100MM investment to participate in the $350 Million Series C financing of Rakuten Aspyrian Inc..

Speaking & Publications

Speaking Engagements & Publications

  • PPP Tax Implications, Hoge Fenton, November 5, 2020
  • Protect Your IP While Doing Business in China, Hoge Fenton, October 23, 2020
  • Your COVID-19 Funding & Employment Questions Answered, Hoge Fenton, April 23, 2020
  • The FFRCA and CARES Act Update, Hoge Fenton, April 7, 2020
  • Don’t Leave Money on the Table! IP Strategies to Grow Profits and Maximize Value, Hoge Fenton, October 23, 2019
  • Keeping the Profits Flowing –A Retrospect of Legal Issues to Avoid that Hamper Growth, Dublin Chamber of Commerce, September 5, 2019
  • “Getting to Know the US Law 101- Overview of Cross Border Startup Fundraising and the M&A Cycle”, Xhub Space, May 29, 2019
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