Christi represents venture capital funds and venture-backed companies.

Christi C. Niehans
Christi C. Niehans
Partner
Silicon Valley
P+1 650 463 5272
Christi C. Niehans

Christi's fund practice focuses on the formation, organization and operation of venture capital funds and their management entities. Christi advises funds in all aspects of their operations, including fundraising; preparation of offering memoranda; drafting of partnership agreements; negotiations with investors; the admission, compensation, and withdrawal of managers; and compliance with securities laws and other regulations applicable to venture capital funds. 

In her corporate practice, Christi represents funds in their investments in private and public companies. Christi also advises emerging growth companies on structuring, governance matters, strategic and financing transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. 

Christi attended law school at the University of Virginia, where she graduated Order of the Coif and served as the Managing Editor of the Virginia Law Review. Christi graduated cum laude from Princeton University, where she majored in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a certificate in Structural Engineering and Architecture and competed for the Princeton rowing and track & field teams. Prior to attending law school, Christi managed the design and construction of large-scale commercial and government projects in the Bay Area. 

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.
  • Princeton University, B.S.E., Civil and Environmental Engineering; Certificate in Structural Engineering and Architecture
    • cum laude
Companies Advised
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