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Karl-Heinz Lachnit


KARL-HEINZ LACHNITCorporate & Securities


Karl-Heinz Lachnit is a partner with Ferrari Ottoboni Caputo & Wunderling LLP. His practice focuses on a full range of corporate and securities matters for technology and emerging growth companies, angel funds, as well as other industries, including consumer products and services.

Karl-Heinz handles angel and venture financing, securities law compliance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and general business counseling. He also represents clients in raising capital and structuring complex transactions as well as advising management groups, board of directors and investors in developing and executing their business strategies. Over the course of his career, Karl-Heinz has worked on over 150 private and public offerings of equity, debt and convertible securities, and mergers and acquisitions transactions. These transactions include initial seed financing, venture financing, private equity financings and recapitalizations ranging from the high six figures to more than $500 million.

In addition to practicing law, Karl-Heinz is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive), with work experience in both Big 6 CPA and regional accounting firms. He has served as President of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, Silicon Valley Chapter. Prior to joining Ferrari Ottoboni Caputo & Wunderling LLP, Karl-Heinz was a partner with Landrum LLP, Of Counsel at Silicon Valley Law Group, and an associate at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP.


  • J.D., cum laude, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • B.S., Accounting, San Francisco State University

Community and Association

Karl-Heinz has been a featured speaker at San Jose State University College of Business, Santa Clara University, California Society of CPA conferences and discussion groups, and the Santa Clara County Bar Association.


  • State Bar of California
  • California State Board of Accountancy – CPA


Karl-Heinz lives in the Rose Garden Neighborhood of San Jose with his wife Mary, and two sons Nicolas and Evan. When he is not practicing law, he is at the pitch playing soccer, watching the San Jose Sharks or at the racetrack driving his “project track car.”

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