Peter N. Townshend, Esq. is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, based in its San Diego and Silicon Valley offices. Mr. Townshend, who is co-chair of his firm’s Emerging Companies & Venture Capital practice group, has extensive experience representing emerging growth technology companies and venture capital investors in structuring a wide variety of transactions, including venture capital, angel and other private equity financings; convertible note and other debt financings; mergers and acquisitions; public offerings; and more. A recognized expert on issues relating to startups, mergers and acquisitions, and angel and venture capital, he is a member of Tech Coast Angels, San Diego CONNECT and a regular lecturer for the von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurship at U.C. San Diego. He has also lectured at U.C. Berkeley, U.C. San Diego, Santa Clara University, and San Jose State University.