We serve as general counsel to more than 500 venture capital and growth equity firms. Our dedicated team of fund lawyers offers significant experience in all aspects of the operation of venture capital and growth equity funds and their general partner and management company entities.

Integral Relationships

We invest in long-term relationships with firms. We have represented many of today’s most prominent venture capital firms since their inception; facilitating their ascent to household names and their exploration of new investment strategies, emerging economies and international expansion. Our role in the business of our venture capital and growth equity fund clients is evidenced by the extensive network of Gunderson Dettmer alumni now serving in in-house legal and operational roles at venture capital and growth equity firms.

Comprehensive Advice

We counsel on all aspects of business and operations, including the admission and withdrawal of managers, hiring and departure of employees and consultants, issuance of carried interest, establishment of profit sharing plans and transfers of interests in fund and management entities. We further advise on the establishment and maintenance of policies and procedures, securities law compliance and associated public reporting and periodic reporting obligations under the Investment Advisers Act. We collaborate with accountants, auditors and fund administrators to streamline our clients’ operations.