Trent Dykes

Larry Nishnick

Partner, San Diego

larry.nishnick@dlapiper.comT +1 858 677 1414F +1 858 638 5014

I am a lawyer who loves my job and loves life. Why do I love my job? Well, I get to work with amazing clients and co-workers on a daily basis. Moreover, my clients are often great friends, with whom I build relationships well beyond work events like M&A transactions or equity financings.

My practice focuses on corporate securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. I work with both emerging growth and startup clients and larger public companies. In addition to helping a number of early-stage life science, media and technology companies, I am part of our West Coast Sports, Media and Entertainment team and get to work with a number for professional sports teams, such as the Los Angeles Chargers, and entertainment companies, such as the WWE and Live Nation.

About that loving life part . . . my family is awesome. I've got a wife who enjoys life as much as I do, and we have two wonderful children who excel at school and, most importantly, are kind and well liked by those around them. Selfishly, I love that they keep us entertained and give me an excuse for not having to do yard work on the weekend by being extremely active with soccer, softball, baseball, flag football and basketball throughout the year. In fact, during the last fall season, my son played flag football and soccer and was on a travel baseball team while my daughter kept us busy with soccer and softball. Let's just say that my wife considers herself a professional chauffeur during the week.

Lastly, I am an avid Pittsburgh sports fan − Penguins, Pirates and Steelers and − would love to talk Pittsburgh sports with you (except after any loss, when I typically need one or two days to recover before I can discuss the game).