Taft - Partner & Practice Group Chair, M&A Group
From start-up through exit, Howard is a trusted advisor to private equity funds, private equity-backed companies, venture capital funds and emerging growth companies. He leverages his vast experience with private equity transactions, early and growth-stage transactions to help position numerous clients for success. Howard’s practice is primarily devoted to mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital.
As chair of the firm’s Venture Capital practice, Howard counsels private equity and venture capital firms, other institutional investors and angel investors on all aspects of acquisitions, dispositions, capital formation and private placements. He regularly represents and advises funds on their organization and formation, the fundraising process, governance matters, investments and compliance with pertinent regulations, such as the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.