Sidley’s Palo Alto office was founded in 2009 by a group of lawyers with decades of experience in Silicon Valley. Our lawyers represent private and public companies, and their financing sources, across a broad array of industries, including technology, life sciences and alternative energy. We provide seasoned and pragmatic advice to businesses at all stages of the corporate lifecycle, from ground-breaking start-ups to mature multinational Fortune 500 companies.
Our corporate lawyers counsel private and public companies on venture capital financings, public offerings, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, strategic business alliances and the myriad of day-to-day legal issues arising in today’s fast-paced business environment. The Palo Alto corporate lawyers also manage the delivery of services to our clients, including executive compensation and benefits, tax, employment, intellectual property, regulatory and international matters. The firm’s core focus on the representation of corporate clients worldwide permits our Palo Alto lawyers to provide our clients of every size and in every industry with prompt, high quality legal advice in a cost-effective manner.
Our Silicon Valley lawyers work closely with our offices in major worldwide financial centers to assist clients on legal matters in countries outside the U.S. Our strength in cross-border transactions is enhanced by Sidley’s well-known regulatory practice in securities, antitrust, cybersecurity, national security clearance and telecommunications. A significant portion of our cross-border transactional and regulatory work involves companies based in or doing business in Asia.
Our intellectual property lawyers trace their roots back to the earliest days of Silicon Valley and have litigated some of the most historic IP cases in the Silicon Valley and the International Trade Commission. We represent both emerging technology and Fortune 500 companies in IP matters, both locally and throughout the world, with special focus and experience in Asia. Our intellectual property lawyers have provided counsel to a wide range of major and emerging technology companies in managing their intellectual property portfolios and representing clients around the world in complex technology-based joint ventures, strategic alliances, licenses, outsourcing transactions and mergers and acquisitions.