Kirt is a partner in our San Diego and San Francisco offices.
Kirt specializes in advising life sciences and technology companies through all stages of their growth, including pre-incorporation planning, seed and venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, spin outs, IPOs and other public offerings, strategic collaborations and licensing transactions, and restructurings. He regularly serves as outside general counsel to public companies. Kirt enjoys partnering with management teams and Boards to help set strategic direction and structure and negotiate complex financing and other corporate transactions. Kirt also routinely represents venture capital firms in their investment activities, related business matters and counseling. His clients include high-growth private and public life sciences and technology companies, as well as leading venture capital firms.
Kirt earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was Associate Editor of the California Law Review, and his B.S., magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University. Before joining Gunderson Dettmer, Kirt was a partner at Sheppard Mullin.
Kirt regularly speaks on topics of interest to emerging company executives and venture capital investors.
- University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D.
- Brigham Young University, B.S.
- magna cum laude