Kresimir Peharda


Kresimir Peharda is a corporate and M&A attorney. Kresimir’s clients benefit from both his experience representing public companies and his 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. Kresimir has assisted his public clients in IPOs, spin-offs, going private transactions, SEC compliance, corporate governance, corporate reorganizations and complex financing transactions. He also advises startups and middle market companies on contracts, equity compensation, debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, and shareholder matters.

As one of the leading cannabis deal attorneys in Los Angeles, his practice includes representing cultivators, manufacturers, processors and retailers, MSOs, investors, private equity funds and public companies.

Kresimir’s 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 has also structured, negotiated, and closed mergers and acquisitions in the billions in domestic and international settings.

He often acts as outside general counsel for private companies. Kresimir has assisted his clients in alliance, development, distribution, licensing, marketing and sales agreements. 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.