Heather J. Kirlin Attorney

- J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2001
- B.A. Vassar College, 1998

Corporate, Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions

Heather brings to Clark Neubert over 15 years of experience representing companies in all stages of their life cycles, from formation to exit.  She advises clients on a broad range of business transactions, including entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, redemptions and cross-purchases, joint ventures, executive employment agreements, and negotiating and drafting a wide range of commercial agreements.  

Heather has particular expertise in the area of business acquisitions, having acted as lead M&A counsel representing both buyers and sellers in numerous stock purchase, asset purchase and merger transactions for clients in a variety of industries.  Heather also has extensive experience in helping co-owners negotiate and define the terms of their internal business relationship in partnership agreements, operating agreements and shareholders’ agreements. At Clark Neubert, Heather applies her years of experience as a corporate attorney to helping clients in the cannabis industry find practical solutions to complex matters.

Heather is a native of California, and grew up in Napa, where her family had a vineyard and a winery. Heather also previously owned a business representing small, family-owned wineries in Sonoma in a collective tasting room. This background in the wine industry has instilled in Heather a deep appreciation of plants, nature and all things that grow, while also giving her a deep understanding of the unique challenges of operating a business in a highly regulated landscape.  Applying her legal skills to the cannabis industry is a natural extension of this background, allowing Heather to draw on her experience to tailor pragmatic solutions to the legal issues cannabis businesses face.

Heather received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in San Francisco, where she graduated magna cum laude, in the top 1% of her class.  While at Hastings, she also served as co-editor in chief of the Hastings Women’s Law Journal. Heather has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vassar College in New York, where she graduated magna cum laude.  She also spent a year of her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining the firm, Heather was a partner at the well-respected San Francisco firm Greene Radovsky Maloney Share & Hennigh LLP, where she specialized in business transactions for a diverse client base, including real estate companies, retail businesses, professional service providers, agribusinesses, and technology companies.