Nicholaus E. Johnson


From formation to exit, Nicholaus strategically resolves legal and practical matters with individualized attention resulting in satisfied firm clients.

Nicholaus represents clients in corporate and securities law matters, acting as outside corporate counsel to public and private companies. He regularly advises companies on corporate governance matters, US Securities and Exchange Commission issues, securities exchange reporting and compliance, public and private financings, and venture capital. He also has represented clients in strategic transactions, such as mergers & acquisitions with valuations ranging from tens of millions to more than a billion dollars, as well as complex commercial transactions. Nicholaus has counseled startups, late-stage private companies and public companies in various industries, including healthcare, medical devices, biotechnology, apparel and agriculture.

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  • Mirum Pharmaceuticals – $92 Million Follow-on Offering 

  • Vuori Secures $400 Million Investment From SoftBank Vision Fund 2 

  • Prothena Agrees to Sell ATTR Amyloidosis Program to Novo Nordisk 


  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law
    JD, Order of the Coif, 2017

  • University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
    BS, Business Administration

Admissions & Credentials



  • American Bar Association

  • California Lawyers Association, Business Law and Tax Sections