Mike Phillips

Mike Phillips

Senior Counsel

Palo Alto, (650) 813-5620


Stanford University (B.A., 1972)
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (J.D., 1976)

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Mike Phillips has been a business lawyer in Silicon Valley for more than 30 years, representing public and private companies in all phases of their capital raising, commercial relationships and liquidity transactions. He specializes in the financing and structuring of start-up and other emerging businesses, mergers and acquisitions, and complex strategic partnerships and joint ventures, with emphasis on technology licensing.

Mr. Phillips served as Senior Vice-President, Business Development and General Counsel, at JDS Uniphase from 1998 to 2003 where he oversaw in excess of $50 billion of acquisitions and other strategic relationships.

Mike Phillips is recommended by Legal 500 US 2016 for M&A/Corporate and Commercial – Venture Capital and Emerging Companies. He is also recommended as a leading lawyer by Best Lawyers In America 2013 and Super Lawyers 2009.

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