Kandace Watson is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm’s San Diego (Del Mar) Office.
Areas of Practice
Kandace is a master corporate strategist who excels at designing executable strategies, leading companies to create cutting edge initiatives and navigating strategic operations where no road map exists. She has extensive experience serving as a valuable resource to C-suite and other executives, boards and special committees to develop customized solutions from a blank slate for commercial, corporate, financing, governance, legal, regulatory and social matters affecting companies.
Kandace represents private and public companies in the areas of corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, patent and technology licenses and general business. She has extensive experience representing companies, corporate boards and executives in intellectual property (IP) intensive industries, including biomedical, biotechnology, chemical, healthcare, pharmaceutical, social media, software and technology.
Corporate boards and management teams seek Kandace's legal and strategic advice to structure, negotiate and close complex transactions; comply with related SEC and other federal and state regulations; and expand operations globally. She also advises corporate boards and management teams regarding corporate governance and compliance, strategic planning and ongoing operations. Structuring joint ventures between majority- and minority-owned business enterprises (DBEs, MBEs and WBEs) is among her specialties.
Kandace's expertise includes board governance and director and officer duties, complex commercial transactions, consortium agreements, corporate spin-offs and reorganizations, IP licenses, CRADAs and other cooperative research, development and commercialization agreements, material transfer agreements (MTAs), joint ventures, public and private offerings, securities compliance, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions and supply, manufacturing and distribution agreements
Articles in the National Law Review database by Kandace P. Watson