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Portrait of Peter Werner
in San Francisco
3 Embarcadero Center
20th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

What I do:
I advise private companies across a wide range of industries on formations, governance, financings and M&A transactions. I also represent a variety of investors in financing transactions, from angel rounds to growth equity investments. I spend much of my time helping the leaders of companies work through the challenges and opportunities that result from fast growth and high aspirations. On a daily basis, I interact with some of the smartest, most inspirational, hard-working people on the planet. Being able to play even a small role in the growth and success of their companies and in the proliferation of their ideas is highly rewarding.

What my clients value: 
Being able to give practical advice that considers the circumstances of the client, its strategic focus and available resources.

Why Cooley?
We collaborate internally across all practice groups to give our clients efficient access to the firm’s resources, collective knowledge and connections, including potential investors and commercial partners.

Some of my clients:
AngelList, Crocus Technology, Earnest, Gigwalk, InsideTrack,, NatureBox, Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst Partners, Founders Fund, Lux Capital

I root for:
Cal Bears; Chicago Blackhawks

Great reads:
The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay; The Good War by Studs Terkel