MoFo has 170+ lawyers located in key global business centers advising startups, emerging and growth companies, and venture capital funds, corporate venture capital clients, and other financing sources. We assist companies with a full range of services, including initial formation and financings, late-stage financings, secondary transactions and investments, mergers & acquisitions, public offerings, strategic alliances and joint ventures, licensing deals, commercial contracts, patent prosecution, executive compensation, labor & employment, and corporate governance.
Our team brings its extensive industry experience to counsel clients in cutting-edge areas of technology, including software, mobile, virtual reality, e-commerce, cybersecurity, data analytics, AI/robotics, and drones, as well as media, clean technology and alternative energy, social enterprise and impact investing, agtech and fintech. The life sciences industry is a core focus at MoFo and our experience includes working with companies and investors in the biotechnology, nanotechnology, therapeutics, medical devices, tools & diagnostics, healthcare IT, and personalized medicine sectors.
When required, the team leverages our vast resources, including intellectual property, technology transactions and licensing, privacy, tax, cybersecurity, national security, and employment practice teams.
We use our global network to connect companies and capital sources, and help venture capital investors, corporate venture capital, family offices, angel investors, high-net-worth individuals, and other funding sources form private investment partnerships and financing relationships.
Best Lawyers USA 2017National: Venture Capital Law
Chambers USA 2019Nationwide: Startups & Emerging Companies California: Venture Capital
Legal 500 US 2019 Venture Capital and Emerging Companies
Chambers Asia 2016 China: Private Equity: Buyouts: International Firms
IFLR1000 2018 China: Private Equity/Venture Capital Hong Kong: Private Equity
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2016 China: Private Equity/Venture Capital: Foreign Firms
Private Equity Analyst USA Top 20 Most Active Law Firms: Private Equity and Venture Capital Deals
Here is what they say about us:
“The team is totally outstanding, great at teamwork and very creative.”(Chambers USA 2018)
“Thoughtful and informed counsel, and are very business-minded. It is a firm that inspires confidence.”(Chambers USA 2018)
“MoFo impressed me with their ability to harness the knowledge of their overseas offices in providing some remarkable advice.”(Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018)
“I cannot speak more highly of them. They understand what we are trying to achieve and they think ahead about our interests.”(Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018)
“They combine intellectual firepower with a tremendous investigative and analytical ability, and they are brilliant on the tactical and strategic level.”(Chambers USA 2017)
“They have a deep knowledge of the startup space and how that relates to business models. I view them as a strategic partner in the business.”(Chambers USA 2016)
“The team at Morrison & Foerster LLP possesses ‘phenomenal business acumen’, coupled with ‘instant response times.’”(Legal 500 2016)
“Exceptionally knowledgeable, succinct professionals who are very responsive, very thorough and communicative.”(Chambers USA 2016)
“They are very smart, responsive and flexible. They are problem solvers, not just problem spotters.”(Chambers USA 2016)
"They are experts in the field, they demonstrate sensitivity to the real business matters at hand and advise in a good pragmatic way." (Chambers USA 2019)
“They have a deep knowledge of the startup space and how that relates to business models. I view them as a strategic partner in the business.” (Chambers USA 2016)
“The team at Morrison & Foerster LLP possesses ‘phenomenal business acumen’, coupled with ‘instant response times.’” (Legal 500 2016)
“Exceptionally knowledgeable, succinct professionals who are very responsive, very thorough and communicative.” (Chambers USA 2016)
“They are very smart, responsive and flexible. They are problem solvers, not just problem spotters.” (Chambers USA 2016)
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