Firm Profile

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP

Headquarters

550 Allerton Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
United States
(650) 321.2400

Firm Details

Gunderson Dettmer is the only business law firm of its kind—singularly focused on the global venture capital and emerging technology marketplace. With nearly 220 attorneys in nine offices—Silicon Valley, Ann Arbor, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Singapore and Beijing, China—we represent more than 2,000 high-growth companies from a broad range of industries in every stage of development. We provide our clients with counsel on general corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, financings, intellectual property and commercial agreements, strategic alliances, executive compensation, and tax matters.

We tailor our guidance to provide the practical advice and flexible terms high-growth companies require. All of our attorneys represent companies at every stage of growth and have the experience to advise at any stage of the corporate life-cycle.

The Firm is a recognized international leader in the representation of venture capital and private equity investment funds. With extensive experience in North America, China, the EU and Latin America, our attorneys provide general counsel, fund formation and investor representation services to hundreds of the world’s leading venture capital and private equity firms. We are consistently ranked the most active fund formation and transactional firm in the country and the firm and our partners individually routinely earn highest industry rankings from Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Best Lawyers, PitchBook and others.

We combine our deep market knowledge and strong industry relationships with a unique practice experience to provide practical, business-oriented counsel designed for the needs of the emerging-growth company marketplace. For more information about the Firm, please visit www.gunder.com or contact one of our office leaders.  

Management

Scott C. Dettmer
Head of Corporate / Securities Practice
Steven R. Franklin
Head of Venture Fund / Private Equity & Tax Practice

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Redwood City with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Redwood City in Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Redwood City in Venture Capital Law with 5 lawyers

Awards

  • Chambers: Corporate/VC: Band One (California)
  • ACQ Law Firm of the Year
  • #1 in Private Equity Analyst's Most Active Law Firms in Venture Capital
  • Best Lawyers
  • Chambers: Investment Funds: VC: Band One (Nationwide)
  • Chambers: IT & Outsourcing: Band One (California)
  • 2014 Most Active VC Law Firms Global
  • 2014 VC/PE Foreign Fund Raising Legal Advisor of the Year, Zero 2 IPO
  • 2014 VC/PE Foreign Fund Investment Legal Advisor of the Year, Zero 2 IPO
  • Chambers: Investment Funds: VC: Band One (Nationwide)
  • Chambers: Corporate/M&A: VC: Band One (California)

Clients

  • Accel Capital
  • Andreessen Horowitz
  • Bit.ly
  • Catho Online
  • Etsy
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Palantir Technologies
  • PopSugar
  • Qlik Technologies (Nasdaq: QLIK)
  • Synchronoss Technologies (Nasdaq: SNCR)
  • Theravance, Inc. (Nasdaq: THRX)
  • Tiger Global
  • Vanda Pahrmaceuticals (Nasdaq: VNDA)
  • Veeva Systems
  • Warby Parker

Contacts

Steven Liu
Beijing Office Leader
8610-56803999
Kenneth R. McVay
New York Office Leader
212-730-8133
Gari L. Cheever
San Diego Office Leader
858-436-8000
Steven R. Franklin
Silicon Valley Office Leader
650-321-2400
Jay K. Hachigian
Waltham Office Leader
781-890-8800

Firm Practice Areas

  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Technology Law
  • Venture Capital Law

Office Locations

China

China

Beijing, China

Suite 2101, Building C, Yintai Center

#2 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District

Beijing 100022

China

+86 10 5680 3888

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Singapore

Singapore

Singapore, Singapore

1 Wallich Street

#14-01 Guoco Tower

Singapore 078881

Singapore

65 6800 0500

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United States

United States

California

California

Redwood City, CA

550 Allerton Street

Redwood City, CA 94063

United States

(650) 321.2400

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San Diego, CA

3570 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite 200

San Diego, CA 92130

United States

(858) 436.8000

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San Francisco, CA

One Bush Plaza, Suite 1200

San Francisco, CA 94104

United States

(415) 978.9803

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Venice, CA

660 Venice Boulevard

Venice, CA 90291

United States

(424) 214.1800

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Boston, MA

One Marina Park Drive, Suite 900

Boston, MA 02210

United States

(617) 648.9100

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Michigan

Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

201 South Main Street, Suite 700

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

United States

(734) 585.2200

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New York

New York

New York, NY

220 West 42nd Street, 17th Floor

New York, NY 10036

United States

(212) 730.8133

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