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.
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.
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.
Formation or investment counsel to more than 2/3 of the venture capital firms on the Forbes Midas List 2022
“Gunderson lawyers deliver advice and guidance beyond legal. They can tell me what the impact of the decisions will be and what will happen.”
“They are highly active in the market and they represent some of the best venture funds.”