Manatt Enhances Venture Debt and Commercial Finance Expertise with West Coast Pair

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a comprehensive professional services firm, has announced the addition of Financial Services Partners Troy Zander and Warren Biro to its San Diego and Los Angeles offices, respectively. Zander and Biro bring extensive experience serving financial institutions, private equity firms, and institutional lenders in venture debt, private credit, and commercial lending, with a focus on technology, fintech, and life sciences sectors.

“We are thrilled to welcome Troy and Warren as we expand our financial services, life sciences, corporate, digital, and technology capabilities both nationally and within our Los Angeles and growing San Diego offices,” said Donna L. Wilson, CEO and Managing Partner of Manatt. “They are highly regarded practitioners in venture debt and key sectors of our focus. Their expertise will greatly benefit our teams across financial services, emerging companies, venture capital, healthcare, entertainment, digital, and technology.”

Zander’s practice involves advising companies, lenders, and stakeholders in technology, life sciences, and middle-market financing transactions. His experience encompasses commercial leveraged debt financings, venture debt, bridge loans, bankruptcy proceedings, and asset-based lending.

Biro specializes in commercial lending and financing transactions, including asset-based and cash flow credit facilities, venture debt financings, and leveraged acquisitions. He advises clients in the technology, life sciences, and fintech industries, as well as in entertainment financing.

“The addition of Troy and Warren underscores our commitment to growth in the Financial Services sector. Their arrival complements recent strategic hires across our core practices, reinforcing our depth and capabilities,” noted Craig Miller, Leader of Financial Services at Manatt.

“Manatt’s integrated approach to legal and consulting services aligns perfectly with my client-focused philosophy,” commented Zander. “I look forward to collaborating with colleagues who share this commitment.”

“I’m excited to join a firm known for its entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative culture, which translates into exceptional client service,” added Biro.

Zander earned his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law and his B.A. from the University of California San Diego. Biro holds a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law and a B.A. from Rutgers University.

The additions of Zander and Biro reflect Manatt’s ongoing expansion across various practice areas, including Corporate and Finance, Digital and Technology, Entertainment, Health Care, and Litigation.

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