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Goodwin

Venture Capital

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What the team is known for

Noteworthy expertise in providing counsel to startup companies, especially those operating in the technology space in California. Acts for companies throughout their life cycles, with deals ranging from seed stage to Series G and IPO. Excels at advising venture capital funds on formation and operational issues. Particularly noted for its industry expertise in telecommunications, financial services and life sciences.

Strengths

"They have specialized industry knowledge and they have one of the deepest benches of knowledge that we have come across," says one client.

Another remarks: "They are an excellent firm. Their strengths include their people and broad platform. They are always looking to create value for and help their clients."

Work highlights

Represented Lime in a $170 million investment led by Uber. Other investors included Bain Capital Ventures and Alphabet.

Notable practitioners

Anthony McCusker has a preeminent venture capital practice and regularly advises both investors and early-stage technology companies on financings.
"I greatly value his counsel, expertise and the fact that he is a business lawyer who always figures out how to get things done efficiently." "He is super sharp, he has been around for a long time with a great network and he has a great venture business."

Caine Moss is a longstanding practitioner in the venture capital space. He regularly advises growing companies, and their investors, in the technology and financial sectors.
"His strengths include his speed of response, precision of advice and a great balance of legal versus business positioning." "The network he has and the visibility of what's going on is invaluable."

Ian O'Donnell can offer considerable experience in the launching of funds for investment in technology companies and other growth organizations.
"He is excellent, a great problem solver and negotiator." "We have respect for him; he's a knowledgeable practitioner."

Joshua Cook is best known for his work in the heath and technology sectors. He regularly advises high-growth companies in these sectors on raising funds through financing rounds.

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Overview

The most successful venture capital investors stay ahead of the curve. They make smart investments on solid terms with promising companies. Goodwin has a team of over 180 lawyers nationwide who handle early and growth stage venture deals, providing dedicated representation to over 1,200 emerging companies and entrepreneurs and 200 venture capital and private equity firms. Our extensive company and investor client base allows us to leverage deep knowledge of market terms and relationships on behalf of our clients. And with the breakneck pace of technology disrupting industries around the world, we have a team that is equally proficient in advising the innovators and the investors across the private equity, technology, healthcare and life sciences sectors. We partner with clients to embrace the promise and potential of innovation to make a lasting impact.

Venture Capital Department

Goodwin

firm
Department location

Silicon Valley

601 Marshall St

Redwood City

California

USA

CA 94063

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California

Venture Capital


Anthony McCusker
Band 1
Joshua Cook
Band 4

Venture Capital: Fund Formation


Ian O'Donnell
Band 2