VLP Law Group LLP

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — VLP Law Group LLP today announced the addition of David C. Lee to its Corporate, Securities and Mergers and Acquisitions practice group. Mr. Lee joins as a partner based in Silicon Valley. VLP has a broad-based corporate practice which is focused on the representation of start-up, middle market and later-stage companies across a range of industries, sectors and technologies.

Mr. Lee's global practice focuses on the representation of high-growth, venture-backed emerging companies, and the investors who fund and support such companies. He has over twenty years of experience handling corporate formation issues, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, securities compliance, technology licensing transactions and cross-border transactions.

Mr. Lee's practice involves working with a broad network of entrepreneurs, angel investors and venture capital firms that are active in developing emerging companies. In addition to leveraging this network for his clients, he has acted as an outside general counsel for many of his company clients and, over his career, has handled hundreds of venture financings, as well as a significant number of major M&A deals and complex licensing transactions.

"David will add another level of depth to our Corporate Practice and strengthen VLP's Silicon Valley venture capital practice," said Cathryn Chinn, VLP's CEO. "David's experience with emerging growth companies and ability to navigate clients in an important international technology market will be an invaluable addition to the firm."

Mr. Lee comes to VLP Law Group from the Silicon Valley office of Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP, where he was a member of the Corporate and Securities practice group. He earned his J.D. from Stanford University and his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to joining Gunderson Dettmer, Mr. Lee was a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and a founding attorney and Director of Venture Law Group.

"Joining VLP is the perfect fit for my practice and clients. I am excited to work with such high caliber attorneys and to provide my clients with the benefits of VLP's innovative approach to client service and technology," says Mr. Lee.

About VLP's Corporate Practice:

VLP has a broad-based corporate practice which is focused on the representation of start-up, middle market and later-stage companies across a range of industries, sectors and technologies, including life sciences, medical devices, clean tech and alternative energy, software, internet and e-commerce, telecommunications, semiconductors, advanced materials, consulting and professional services and government services. VLP's corporate attorneys strive to understand our clients' business and technology to allow us to better collaborate and provide advice with respect to ongoing operational and transactional matters. Our attorneys average over ten years' experience, much of it with large national and global law firms, and leverage that experience every day to deliver corporate legal services at a high level of efficiency and cost-effectiveness to VLP's clients.

For more information regarding corporate-related legal services that VLP offers, please click on the following links: Emerging Growth & Start-Up Companies; M&A; and Securities & Capital Raising. We also provide counsel and assistance to our clients in a number of related areas, including executive and general employee compensation, technology transactions and tax structuring and counseling.

About VLP:

Founded in 2008, VLP is a business and transactional law firm that delivers top quality, efficient and cost-effective legal services. Our practice reaches across many industry sectors, including high tech, life sciences, angel and venture capital financings, clean tech, retail, consumer product, commercial lending and real estate. VLP has continued its strong growth, and is made up of noted attorneys with significant experience who believe VLP's unique, client-oriented and cost-effective model is the best platform for their practice.

VLP partners are regularly recognized by their peers as outstanding attorneys, and the firm has been recognized as a top company for its promotion of quality of life in the workplace. Our lean model means that we can provide sophisticated, focused services to our clients, and we can do it at competitive rates.

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