YK Law LLP is pleased to welcome a new partner, Kresimir Peharda, and announce him as the head of the firm’s new Cannabis practice in California.
Kresimir Peharda is a corporate and M&A attorney, and one of the leading cannabis deal attorneys in Los Angeles. His practice includes representing cultivators, manufacturers, processors and retailers, MSOs, private equity funds and public companies.
Kresimir has assisted his public clients in IPOs, spin-offs, going private transactions, SEC compliance, corporate governance, corporate reorganizations and complex financing transactions. His clients generally benefit from his experience representing public companies and hands-on operational experience in three start-ups, two in healthcare and one in real estate. He represents companies in all stages of development from start-ups to public reporting companies.
He advises startups and middle market companies on contracts, equity compensation, debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, and shareholder matters. His clients have raised billions in USD in capital through public and private securities offerings (including private placements and PIPEs), commercial bank loans, other asset-based lenders, private equity firms, strategic partners, and VCs.
He also structured, negotiated, and closed mergers and acquisitions in the billions in domestic and international settings. Kresimir has assisted his clients in alliance, development, distribution, licensing, marketing and sales agreements worth in excess of a billion USD.
His practice areas include contracts, deal structure, equity compensation, governance and compliance, financing, investor relations, joint-ventures, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, reorganizations, securities, start-ups, and venture funding.
“Kresimir brings YK Law new leadership over a blossoming industry and years of experience in M&A dealings. We look forward to the expertise he will bring to the team, and are excited to be partnering with Kresimir as we welcome new clients interested in the cannabis industry,” said Henry Li, Co-Managing Partner of YK Law. “We are grateful to be working with such a knowledgeable and experienced professional.”