We advise founders, executives and investors on tax matters at each stage of the business growth cycle. From formation to financing to exit, we provide guidance on structuring transactions and ongoing counsel for tax planning and compliance issues. We recognize that tax advantages and business purposes often conflict, and we’re adept at figuring out how to achieve the right balance to serve your needs.
Our Approach. We are pragmatic—we’re tax focused but also fully conversant with the objectives, strategies and business models of the startup and emerging growth worlds. We communicate tax issues, however complex or arcane, clearly, whether to a tech-focused founder, all-purpose financial adviser, experienced CFO, Wall Street legal peer or Big Four partner.
Extensive Scope. We focus on each event that emerging technology and life sciences companies are likely to encounter in their transactions and operations.
Cross Border. We have deep experience in the tax aspects of cross border transactions given our significant activity in Canada, Europe and Israel, and in emerging markets such as China, Southeast Asia, India, Central America and South America.
"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.”