Sidley Austin


We provide strategic business and legal advice to emerging technology companies and their founders, management, investors, advisors and boards of directors. Our veteran Silicon Valley lawyers bring decades of experience helping entrepreneurs create successful businesses in the technology, life sciences, energy/cleantech and agri-business sectors. We staff matters efficiently and offer our clients competitive and flexible pricing structures.

We represent our clients for the long term to help ensure their success including providing introductions to our network of contacts - VCs, angel investors, corporate investors, bankers, entrepreneurs, accountants, consultants, etc.

Our clients include entrepreneurs, startups, private and public companies at all stages, angel investors, venture capital firms, corporate investment funds, investment banks, and industry trade associations.

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Our Services:

  • Angel and Seed Financings
  • IP Counseling and Litigation
  • Financing and Venture Debt
  • Labor and Employment
  • Private and Government Financing
  • Product Commercialization
  • Entity Formation and Issuance of Founders’ Stock
  • Strategic Relationships
  • Employee Stock Options
  • Compliance with U.S. and non-U.S. Laws and Regulations
  • Equity Plans
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Corporate Governance and Board Advice
  • Commercial Agreements
  • Technology Transactions (Licensing, Joint Ventures, R&D Collaborations Outsourcing, Cloud Computing)
  • IPO and Follow-On Offerings
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Industry sectors we serve:

  • Biotechnology
  • Software
  • Consumer Products
  • Information Technology
  • Digital Media and Entertainment
  • Social Media
  • E-Commerce
  • Telecommunications
  • Internet
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals
  • Energy; Clean Technology
  • Medical Devices and Diagnostics
  • Semiconductor and Electronic Design Automation

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