Reed Smith opened its Silicon Valley office in 2008 to better serve the needs of the firm’s local and global technology, venture capital, finance, and life and health sciences clients. We offer full service representation to clients locally and internationally, in the areas of venture capital, securities, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property development and protection, transactions and litigation, commercial litigation, securities litigation, antitrust and regulatory litigation, commercial real estate, financial transactions, and cross-border transactions.
Our clients include more than a third of the 50 largest Silicon Valley companies, and numerous early-stage and venture-capital-backed businesses and their investors. Whether our clients are incorporating a start-up, seeking funding, need assistance with a license or complex transaction, desire to protect valuable intellectual property, are involved in complex litigation, planning an initial public offering, or facing the myriad legal needs of a large public company, we are available to offer high quality legal and related business services.
Silicon Valley lawyers often serve as outside general counsel, supporting clients from start-up throughout their development to significant market players. As such, we understand the dynamics of innovative businesses in rapidly expanding markets, and the needs and objectives of the investors providing capital to fuel that growth.
Our lawyers include former securities regulators who focus on advising and representing emerging-growth companies and funds that invest in them, as well as former entrepreneurs and in-house counsel. Our patent lawyers, throughout the firm, have graduate degrees in electrical engineering, optics, molecular biology, biochemistry, materials science, mechanical engineering, and other disciplines at the heart of technological development. Collectively, we have language skills in Mandarin, Korean, Spanish, German, Taiwanese, and Japanese. And, our Silicon Valley lawyers actively participate in local industry and community organizations, in a variety of capacities.
Please contact Silicon Valley Office Managing Partner Donald Reinke at +1 650 352 0532 to identify the right lawyer for your legal needs.