Carmelo is a partner of the global law firm, Shearman & Sterling. Carmelo has practiced corporate and securities law throughout his 35-year legal career. He is known as a leader in the Texas venture capital and private equity community and was formerly the chairman of the San Francisco-based Brobeck Business & Technology Group. Carmelo’s primary focus is on life science, software, telecommunications, semiconductor and energy sector companies.
His practice includes: Advising companies and boards of directors on corporate governance issues. Representing issuers and investment banking firms in public offerings and private financings including PIPE, 144A and venture capital financings. Representing acquirers and targets in a broad variety of domestic and international mergers, acquisitions and other business combination transactions.
In addition to Carmelo’s company practice, he has an active practice representing GPs and LPs of private equity, venture capital funds. These funds range from several tens of millions of dollars to multibillion-dollar funds.