Noah Kornblith


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Noah Kornblith is an award-winning M&A specialist who advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, activist defense, SPAC transactions, and other significant corporate matters.

His practice emphasizes whole-company transactions, where he has represented major public and private companies as well as private equity sponsors and boards of directors in transactions ranging from exits of venture-backed companies valued in the hundreds of millions to multi-billion dollar public company M&A and de-SPAC transactions.


Honors & Awards

  • Named a “Top Rising Star” by The Deal (2021)
  • Named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers (2018-2021)


Bar Admissions

  • California


  • University of California, Hastings College of Law, J.D.: magna cum laude; Thurston Society; Editor, Hastings International and Comparative Law Review
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, B.A., Political Science

Professional Activities


  • Honorable Sandra B. Armstrong, US District Court, Northern District of California
  • Honorable Curtis E.A. Karnow, Superior Court of California

  • BB&T Corporation in its US$1.8 billion acquisition of National Penn Bancshares
  • Cepton Technologies in its US$1.5 billion merger with the Growth Capital Acquisition Corp. SPAC
  • China Kanghui Holdings in its US$816 million acquisition by Medtronic
  • Dealertrack Technologies in its US$4 billion acquisition by Cox Automotive
  • Dealertrack Technologies in its US$1 billion acquisition of
  • DigitalGlobe in its US$3.6 billion acquisition by MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates
  • Electronics For Imaging in its US$1.7 billion acquisition by Siris Capital Group
  • Exar Corporation in its US$223 million acquisition of Integrated Memory Logic
  • Major shareholders of ESS Tech in its US$1.1 billion merger with the ACON S2 Acquisition Corp. SPAC
  • Faraday Future in its US$1 billion merger with the Property Solutions Acquisition Corp. SPAC
  • Finisar Corporation in its US$3.2 billion acquisition by II-VI
  • Glaukos Corporation in its US$500 million acquisition of Avedro
  • Lantronix in its acquisition of Maestro & FALCOM
  • Lantronix in its US$32 million acquisition of Transition Networks and Net2Edge from Communications Systems
  • Mentor Graphics in its US$4.5 billion acquisition by Siemens
  • Mercatus in its acquisition by State Street
  • Montage Technology Group in its US$693 million acquisition by Shanghai Pudong Science and Technology Investment Co.