Find Lawyers in San Diego, California for Venture Capital Law
Jay de Groot has over 20 years of experience representing public and private companies, venture capital funds, and underwriters in corporate and securities matters. Mr. de Groot has consummated more than $7 billion of merger and acquisition transactions across an array of industries and technologies with transactional values ranging from $5 million to over $1 billion. His experience includes all forms of buy-side and sell-side transactions including carveouts and divestitures, acquisitions of...
Mr. Rowles is Chair of the San Diego Corporate Group and former co-chair of the firm’s Emerging Company Venture Capital Group and Private Equity Fund Formation Group. He has practiced in San Diego for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience as corporate counsel to public and private companies, and the venture capital and private equity funds that invest in those companies. Mr. Rowles has extensive industry experience in telecommunications, software, internet, semiconductors, entert...
Dave Snyder is a partner in the law firm's Corporate & Securities practice and is located in the San Diego and London offices. He has been a practicing attorney for more than 30 years, focusing on corporate finance and general corporate matters. Mr. Snyder’s practice has involved serving as lead counsel in numerous public offerings of equity and debt securities, representing NASDAQ and New York Stock Exchange public companies in their ongoing SEC reporting obligations and handling p...
Venture Capital Law Definition
Venture Capital (VC) law involves many financing and M&A transactions, including public/private and private/private mergers, as well as acquisitions, extensive strategic partnering transactions (i.e., licensing matters, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), reseller and Value Added Reseller (VAR) arrangements, technology development partnerships and other joint ventures). This type of law also includes many non-VC financing transactions involving the private and public sale of debt and equity securities.
Lawyers serving as primary counsel to emerging company clients are often viewed as outside general counsel. Lawyers provide extensive operational counsel on a wide range of matters that are pivotal for the emerging company and its investors, including employment matters, compensation issues, intellectual property protection, enforcement and monetization, and policy work. Understanding the client's technology and the market in which it competes is crucial for the success of these operations.
Young companies interested in venture capital usually have rare, highly sought after qualities, such as innovative technology, the potential for rapid growth, or impressive business models and management teams. Because of the high risk and the need for high returns, venture funding is an expensive capital source for companies and explains its prevalence in fast-growing technological areas including cleantech and the life sciences. Depending on a venture capital legal practice's size and availability of resources, startup clients may rely on them for virtually everything legal and quasi-legal. Entrepreneurs will involve their legal counsel in all of their new ventures and investor clients frequently refer their portfolio companies to the legal counsel.
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