David Herbst is a partner in the Northern California Business & Transactions practice of the law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. He counsels public and private companies at the board, board committee and executive officer levels on a broad range of corporate, corporate governance and executive compensation matters. His practice emphasizes serving the needs of technology companies and financial institutions. He has practiced in Silicon Valley his entire 35-year career, while also regularly supporting clients of the firm’s offices in Southern California, New York and Washington, D.C. He is a member of the firm’s Manatt Venture Fund investment committee.
David has extensive experience in federal and state income taxation, employee benefits and ERISA. He regularly advises companies on the tax and securities law aspects of executive compensation and employee benefit programs, both from a design and operational standpoint and in connection with merger and acquisition activity. He works with promoters of venture capital, real estate and other investment funds in structuring their funds to address tax and ERISA concerns.
David holds a J.D. degree from Stanford Law School and B.A. in Mathematics from Pomona College (magna cum laude).