What I do:
I represent private companies and investors in a variety of industries — digital and social media, mobile, retail, life sciences and clean technologies. I work on company formations, private financings, employee equity incentives and executive hiring, venture capital fund formation, complex spinouts, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and SEC reporting and compliance.
Why New York:
Last year, I moved from Silicon Valley to New York. Over the years Cooley has been aggressive in ensuring that we have enough personnel in those geographies where start-ups are thriving. The activity level in New York has really taken off and I am thrilled to be a part of it.
I’m a problem solver. If there’s an elegant (aka simple) solution to something, I’ll find it.
We focus on results not the process. The early stage company and entrepreneur must be opportunistic and needs a lawyer that can help them move quickly and soundly and avoid making any major mistakes. It’s the last part that is the hardest.
Some of my clients:
Blurb, eAsic, Genesis Media, Glimpse, InterWest Partners, Mayfield Fund, Versant Ventures, Trevena, Web.com
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Too Big to Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin, The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz