You will face evolving legal challenges and business opportunities as your company matures: from late-stage financings and M&A opportunities to an IPO and life as a public company. We are a sophisticated international business firm and maintain close, hands-on relationships with the boards, management teams and in-house counsel throughout a company’s lifecycle.
Experienced counselors you already know and trust. Functioning as an extension of management and in-house legal teams, we guide our maturing private and public company clients on securities offerings, corporate governance, M&A and commercial transactions, executive compensation and operational issues. We’ve handled hundreds of public offerings and thousands of M&A, strategic alliance and commercial transactions across the globe. We deliver our services with practical effectiveness and efficiency. As advisors and lawyers, we offer objectivity, practicality, risk-management and partnering through focused business and legal insights.
It starts with good governance. We advise CEOs, management teams and boards on the technical responsibilities under corporate and securities laws. But that’s just table stakes. Our focus also ensures practical and effective counsel on the hard stuff—advising on governance best practices and activities. This includes sound business and compliance policies and legal strategies that are consistent with the mission and goals of your company and appropriate for its lifecycle. We help create effective boards, develop productive relationships and navigate the challenging issues that inevitably arise. And we scale with clients as they grow to multi-billion dollar market cap public companies.
"Gunderson's relationships with VCs/investors who are on the board is a huge benefit. They don't just have a seat at the table—their judgment, knowledge and relationships make life for a founder or a GC much easier."
Veeva Systems, a leader in cloud-based software for global life sciences, has partnered with GD from its start through IPO. “I have high expectations for responsiveness and work quality,” says Josh Faddis, VP & GC. “Everyone at Gunderson has shown total support from our start through IPO and now in our board, strategic, and tech matters: No weak links.”
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