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Mike Sullivan

Mike Sullivan

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA


Mike Sullivan focuses on the representation of emerging growth companies and their investors, from pre-incorporation counseling to general corporate representation, through angel and venture capital financings, to M&A and IPO liquidity events and public company representation. Mr. Sullivan has a particular focus on the representation of emerging companies in the digital media/Internet, consumer and healthcare spaces. He has handled hundreds of venture capital financings and acquisitions and over 50 public offerings.
Representative clients have included: eBay Inc., Digital River, Inc., PlanetOut Inc., Lightspeed Ventures, H5 Technologies, IDG Ventures SF, Walden Venture Capital, PBwiki, Inc., Blumberg Capital, Cosmogia, Inc., The Roda Group, Pie Digital, Inc., RootMusic, Inc., Matterport, Inc., and Sim Ops Studios, Inc.

Mr. Sullivan is a contributor to Venture Capital & Public Offering Negotiation (Aspen Law & Business).
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Sullivan practiced at Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin from 2003 to 2009, Cooley Godward LLP from 1997-2003 and Pillsbury Madison & Sutro LLP from 1984-1997.

Honors & Awards
  2013 Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law (2011-2013)
  2012 PLC Which Lawyer?, Venture Capital-San Francisco & Silicon Valley (2011-2012)
  2012 Super Lawyers (2009-2012)
  2010 Legal 500 US, Venture Capital and Emerging Companies (2007, 2010)

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