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VLP Expands Technology Transactions Practice with Addition of Data Privacy Expert Michael Whitener

Michael WhitenerPALO ALTO, Calif., April 2, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Whitener, who joins as a partner based in Washington, D.C. Mr. Whitener brings to VLP considerable experience in technology transactions and data privacy issues.

Mr. Whitener’s practice focuses on international commercial transactions, assisting software and other technology clients in developing their global businesses, protecting their intellectual property and complying with data privacy laws. Current clients include enterprise software companies, a telecommunications company deploying wireless networks worldwide, a world leader in providing transport communications to governments globally, one of the largest privately held staffing companies in the world, and an Indian non-profit foundation with a presence in more than 150 countries.

In the data privacy area, Mr. Whitener conducts privacy audits and risk assessments, drafts privacy policies and data transfer agreements, and advises on compliance with U.S. and foreign data privacy laws and regulations.

Mr. Whitener was formerly Lead Counsel, Technology & Communications with Clearspire Law. Prior to joining Clearspire, he was Principal and Co-Founder of VistaLaw International, where he advised on technology-related transactions and agreements (including manufacturing, licensing, alliances, OEM, software as a service, open source and web hosting) as well as cross-border data transfers. Mr. Whitener began his legal career in private practice with Sidley Austin and Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells).

“Michael is a terrific addition to our growing Technology Transactions Practice,” says Cathryn Chinn, CEO of VLP. “His impressive experience with international transactions and the challenges of complying with data privacy laws will be an asset to our clients and will further enhance our existing capabilities.”

Mr. Whitener is the author of the book “Creating Software Alliances” (ISBN: 978-1596226210) and co-author of the book “Corporate Governance for New Directors” (ISBN: 978-0314198914). He is one of a very few individuals worldwide to obtain all of the data privacy certifications offered by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), including CIPP/US, CIPP/G, CIPP/IT, CIPP/C CIPP/E and CIPM. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was Executive Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law.

“Joining VLP is a great opportunity,” said Mr. Whitener. “I am very much looking forward to playing my part in the growth and continued success of the firm’s technology transactions and data privacy practices.”

About VLP’s Technology Transactions Practice:
VLP’s Technology Transactions Practice Group represents companies of all sizes in a wide variety of strategic technology and other commercial transactions. Our attorneys have successfully represented companies at all stages of development – from pre-formation start-ups to large public companies – in negotiating and closing deals such as agreements to license, develop, manufacture, market, distribute, co-brand and acquire or divest technology and related intellectual property rights. We advise clients in a diverse range of industrial sectors including software, hardware, semiconductors, networking, telecommunications, digital and interactive media, internet, life sciences, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, clean tech and agribusiness.

Our attorneys represent clients on both sides of the table – buyers, sellers, licensors, licensees, developers and investors, and work closely as necessary with VLP attorneys in other practice groups to ensure that we obtain the best possible result for our clients, while protecting their assets as fully as possible. Because most of our attorneys have in-house experience as well, we understand the need to complete deals quickly and efficiently.

About VLP:
Founded in 2008, VLP is a business and transactional law firm that delivers top quality, efficient and cost-effective legal services. Our practice reaches across many industry sectors, including high tech, life sciences, angel and venture capital financings, clean tech, retail, consumer product, commercial lending and real estate. VLP has continued its strong growth, and is made up of noted attorneys with significant experience who believe VLP’s unique, client-oriented and cost-effective model is the best platform for their practice. Our partners are regularly recognized by their peers as outstanding attorneys, and the firm has been recognized as a top company for its promotion of quality of life in the workplace. Our lean model means that we can provide sophisticated, focused services to our clients, and we can do it at competitive rates.

VLP partners represent clients that vary in size from individual executives and early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies. Our clients include public and private corporations, venture capital investors, private equity funds, educational institutions, nonprofits and individuals. We provide general corporate, licensing, contract, intellectual property protection and counseling, securities regulation, financing, employment, merger and acquisition, real estate, tax and other legal services.

More information online: http://www.vlplawgroup.com/ .

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VLP Expands Real Estate Practice with Addition of Tarun Chandran

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 3, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its real estate practice with the addition of Tarun Chandran, who joins as a partner based in Chicago. Mr. Chandran brings considerable experience in commercial real estate and real estate finance transactions to VLP.

“Tarun is a terrific addition to the group. Chicago is a large real estate market and with the addition of Tarun we can provide local service to our existing clients with Chicago-based projects. Tarun’s addition also adds substantial depth to the group, particularly with respect to leasing and private equity transactions. We’re excited to have him join us as VLP’s real estate practice continues to grow,” said Byron Rodriguez, chair of VLP’s real estate group.

Mr. Chandran brings significant experience representing clients in complex real estate transactions, including sale-leaseback transactions, joint ventures, financings and the acquisition and disposition of commercial property. He has counseled corporate and private equity clients in relation to the real estate aspects of corporate transactions, including platform and add-on acquisitions and dispositions. In addition, Mr. Chandran has extensive experience in commercial leasing, representing both landlords and tenants, including office, retail, hospitality and industrial leasing. He has also represented bankrupt debtors in connection with the assumption and rejection of leases and clients in connection with the purchase of real property assets out of bankruptcy.

Prior to joining VLP, Mr. Chandran practiced at Paul Hastings LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 2003, where he was an Executive Editor for the Journal of Law Reform, and has a B.A. (cum laude) in History from the University of Michigan (2000). Mr. Chandran was recognized as an Illinois Rising Star in SuperLawyers Magazine in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

“I am excited to be joining VLP’s dynamic real estate practice,” said Mr. Chandran. “The top tier real estate and tax experience at VLP, coupled with an efficient billing model that does not rely on leverage, provides an excellent platform from which to represent my clients in all aspects of their business transactions. I look forward to working with my new partners at VLP in growing our practice, particularly in Chicago.”

About VLP’s Real Estate Practice:
VLP’s Real Estate practice group represents real estate owners, commercial tenants, developers and investors in a broad array of transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions of assets, commercial, tax-exempt and tax credit financings, distressed assets, joint ventures, loan workouts and recovery, the acquisition and disposition of distressed assets, leasing, tax, development and construction. We offer our clients depth of experience with office, multi-family, affordable housing, hotel, retail, industrial and other project types.

Our real estate transactional and tax experience is at the level of top tier national firms, providing our clients with unrivaled service and expertise, while our billing model allows us to provide our clients with lower rates than any of our competitors at equivalent experience levels. We staff matters only with senior attorneys, helping our clients develop strategies that suit their business objectives and risk tolerance while keeping their costs in line.

About VLP:
Founded in 2008, VLP is a business and transactional law firm that delivers top quality, efficient and cost-effective legal services. Our practice reaches across many industry sectors, including high tech, life sciences, angel and venture capital financings, clean tech, retail, consumer product, commercial lending and real estate. VLP has continued its strong growth, and in recent months has added noted attorneys who believe VLP’s unique, client-oriented and cost-effective model is the best platform for their practice. Our partners are regularly recognized by their peers as outstanding attorneys, and the firm has been recognized as a top company for its promotion of quality of life in the workplace.

VLP partners represent clients that vary in size from individual executives and early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies. Our clients include public and private corporations, venture capital investors, private equity funds, educational institutions, nonprofits and individuals. We provide general corporate, licensing, contract, intellectual property protection and counseling, securities regulation, financing, employment, merger and acquisition, real estate, tax and other legal services.

VLP is a firm of highly qualified attorneys with outstanding credentials and an average of over 10 years of experience. We have no central office, and our technology platform allows us to collaborate easily and to operate with a small, highly specialized staff. Our lean model means that we can provide sophisticated, focused services to our clients, and we can do it at competitive rates.

For more information about VLP, visit http://www.vlplawgroup.com/ .

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RenderX Introduces CloudFormatting Services

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 8, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RenderX (www.renderx.com) announced today the initial release of the CloudFormatting services for creating documents on the fly through simple web-based interfaces. The solution allows any customer to leverage the power of dynamic PDF reporting for their solutions with little to no programming. The service receives XML content from any application, dynamically formats that content through the customer’s design templates including text, tables, images, and barcodes to produce PDFs that can be dynamically streamed back to the application or sent directly to the web browser.

RenderX has been piloting the concept with several customers to tune performance over the past several months.

“With zero downtime, MSO is delivering on-demand statistics for the more than two million requests over the past six months. The performance on this new software is truly remarkable,” said Del Ruiz, Executive Director of MSO (www.meetscoresonline.com). MSO is the leader in managing and delivering official USA gymnastics scores to the general public, with over 110,000 athletes and professionals covering about 3,500 competitions per year.

Len Schultz, partner at WineQuest (www.winequest.com), used RenderX’s CloudFormatter service for dynamic creation of wine menus for leading restaurant and hotel chains throughout the country. “RenderX put together a great solution for us giving our 700+ restaurant and hotel locations the ability to create and print in-house perfectly formatted, perfectly spelled, and perfectly organized wine menus on the fly. Over 6,000 menus (with very complex formatting rules) have been reliably generated in real time over the past six months.”

RenderX will provide drop-in code in various languages such as C#, Java or JavaScript so that anyone can use the service for formatting documents. Users can pick from a selection of pre-built templates or design their own using RenderX’s VisualXSL template designer. Submittals to the service can be through SOAP or REST services, returning PDFs dynamically in a stream for presentment in the web browser or for storage on the local disk. Since the process runs 100 percent in memory on the Cloud, no information from any process is ever stored on RenderX’s Cloud.

A version of the system which stamps created pages with a small marketing message is free for anyone to use, with unstamped versions of the service priced per volume. The CloudFormatter™ client can be downloaded for free from http://www.renderx.com/tools/cloudformatter.html.

About RenderX, Inc.:
RenderX, the recognized industry leader for software used for standards-based typeset-quality electronic and print output of business content, provides both standalone software products as well as integrated components into larger business solutions. RenderX also provides integration support for its software products, as well as provides professional services for custom software development and document design, generation, and management.

RenderX currently supports customers that extend from over 300 of the Fortune 1000 and 7 of the Fortune 10 companies to the smallest of organizations in a wide variety of market segments, including financial services, insurance, telecommunications, manufacturing, government, publishing, pharmaceuticals, and OEMs/software companies. The RenderX product family is used daily around the world by organizations to render millions of pages.

RenderX® is a registered trademark and XEP is a trademark of RenderX in the United States and other countries. Other names herein may be the property of their respective owners.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Peggy Brown
Marketing Manager
RenderX, Inc.
+1 (650) 327-1000
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VLP Adds Top High Tech Corporate Partner in New York and Expands Its East Coast Practice Expertise

PALO ALTO, Calif. and NEW YORK, N.Y., May 3, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is very pleased to announce the expansion of its corporate practice with the addition of Martin H. Levenglick as a partner. He brings over thirty years of experience as a corporate and transactional lawyer specializing in venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate finance, corporate governance, and general corporate counseling.

Mr. Levenglick regularly acts as outside general counsel and adviser to venture-backed start-up, early stage, emerging growth and high growth companies, and as transactional counsel to fund, corporate and high net worth investors in such companies. He has represented clients in a wide range of industry areas with a particular focus upon the internet, software, media, technology and biopharma.

“We are extremely delighted to have an attorney of Martin’s level of knowledge and expertise join our Corporate and Emerging Companies practice,” said Geoff Willard, co-chair of the firm’s corporate practice group. “In addition, I am excited to see our East Coast presence, and in particular our New York presence, further enhanced with the addition of a truly top-notch attorney. VLP continues to focus on creating a place where exceptional attorneys from top-tier, nationally prestigious firms can practice in a more client-centered environment. We are so pleased that Martin has joined the VLP family.”

As company counsel, Mr. Levenglick guides entrepreneurs, management teams, boards of directors and investors from a company’s inception, with particular focus upon and attention to capital raising activities, equity and debt financings, acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, corporate partnering transactions, critical business contracts, recapitalizations, liquidity and exit transactions, and key personnel matters. He also works closely with venture capital funds, corporate venture capital groups and strategic investors that finance, sponsor, acquire, and sell such companies, in all phases of their investment cycle, including financings, mergers and acquisitions, change-in-control transactions, and exits; and in connection with fund formation activities.

Mr. Levenglick began his career at O’Sullivan Graev & Karabell LLP, where he practiced for eighteen years (thirteen as a corporate partner), following which he practiced for eight years as a corporate partner in the New York office of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and thereafter as a corporate partner in the New York office of Heller Ehrman LLP. He joins us from Morrison Cohen LLP in New York, where he was a partner in the corporate group.

Mr. Levenglick received his J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. (with first class honours) from McGill University. He is a member of the New York Bar.

“VLP’s people and its truly innovative business model resonate with me in a profound way,” said Mr. Levenglick. “By taking full advantage of cutting-edge technology, the firm is pioneering the future of the practice of law and the seamless delivery of outstanding service to clients in a cost effective manner. I am very much looking forward to collaborating with VLP’s exceptionally distinguished team of lawyers.”

About VLP:
Founded in 2008, VLP (www.vlplawgroup.com) is a business and transactional law firm that delivers top quality, efficient and cost-effective legal services. Our practice reaches across many industry sectors, including high tech, life sciences, angel and venture capital financings, clean tech, retail, consumer product, commercial lending and real estate. VLP has continued its strong growth, and in recent months has added noted attorneys from firms on the West and East coasts who believe VLP’s unique, client-oriented and cost-effective model is the best platform for their practice. Our partners are regularly recognized by their peers as outstanding attorneys, and the firm has been recognized as a top company for its promotion of quality of life in the workplace.

VLP partners represent clients that vary in size from individual executives and early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies. Our client base includes public and private corporations, venture capital investors, private equity funds, educational institutions, nonprofits and individuals. We provide general corporate, licensing, contract, intellectual property protection and counseling, securities regulation, financing, executive compensation, merger and acquisition, real estate, tax and other legal services.

VLP is a geographically distributed firm of highly qualified attorneys with exceptional credentials and an average of over 10 years of experience. We have no central office, and our technology platform allows us to collaborate easily and to operate with a small, highly specialized staff. Our lean model means that we can provide sophisticated, focused services to our clients, and we can do it at competitive rates.

For more information about VLP, visit http://www.vlplawgroup.com .

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VLP Expands Real Estate Practice with Addition of San Francisco Partners

VLP Law Group LLPPALO ALTO, Calif., March 1, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is very pleased to announce that Stephen Wright and Patrick Valentino have joined its Real Estate practice as partners based in San Francisco. Mr. Wright joins VLP from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP based in San Francisco. Mr. Valentino was previously a partner of the San Francisco office of Corporate Counsel Group LLP. The partners bring considerable real estate and project finance transactional experience to VLP.

“I am excited to have Stephen and Patrick join VLP’s Real Estate group. Stephen is well known in the San Francisco real estate industry having completed numerous acquisitions of Class A office buildings and complex capital markets transactions for some of the country’s largest real estate investors. Stephen also has robust experience in the affordable housing industry that will expand that specialty practice group. Patrick brings to VLP comprehensive real estate experience including deep expertise representing clients on distressed debt acquisitions and complicated financing workouts. His background in investment banking gives him a better understanding of capital markets, something important to our clients. The addition of Stephen and Patrick makes VLP formidable in the Bay Area real estate market ensuring that we provide our clients with representation that is second to none,” said Byron Rodriguez, chair of VLP’s Real Estate practice group.

Mr. Wright’s practice includes all aspects of real estate transactional law, including development, acquisition, joint ventures, commercial financing, leasing, dispositions, entity structuring, partnership and limited liability company agreements and construction involving office, industrial, retail, multi-family residential, high-end residential and mixed use properties. His clients include prominent real estate investment firms, public agencies and financial institutions. In addition, Mr. Wright has extensive experience representing affordable housing developers in all aspects of affordable housing transactions. Mr. Wright was recognized by the 2010 US edition of Legal 500 for his real estate practice. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Lewis & Clark College.

“With its impressive tax and real estate practices, VLP provides an excellent platform to represent our clients in all aspects of their business transactions. I am looking forward to working with the VLP team as we expand our real estate practice,” stated Mr. Wright.

Mr. Valentino has almost 20 years of comprehensive commercial real estate advisory experience, including extensive experience in debt acquisitions, commercial real estate workouts, real estate secured lending, leasing and joint venture partnerships. Mr. Valentino’s prior experience includes Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, a leading San Diego real estate law firm, and he served as general counsel of a California based real estate investment firm active in the acquisition of distressed assets. He also previously served as a senior professional with several investment banks focusing on public finance, mergers and acquisitions and venture financings, and began his career in New York with Merrill Lynch Capital Market’s Public Finance Investment Banking Group. Mr. Valentino received his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law and graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York, at Albany.

“For complex real estate transactions my clients need a top tier legal team to help them execute their business strategy. My new partners at VLP bring that expertise to the table without the big firm billing structure,” stated Mr. Valentino.

About VLP’s Real Estate Practice:
VLP’s Real Estate practice group represents real estate owners, developers and investors in a broad array of transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions of assets, commercial and tax credit financings, distressed assets, joint ventures, loan workouts and recovery, leasing, tax, development and construction. We offer our clients depth of experience with a variety of property types including office, affordable and community housing, hotel, multi-family, retail, industrial and condominiums.

Our real estate expertise provides clients with unrivaled client service and lower rates. With extensive experience in all aspects of real estate, we are able to help clients develop strategies that suit their business objectives and risk tolerance.

More information: http://www.vlplawgroup.com/PracticeDetail.aspx?pg_code=BPREAL .

About VLP:
Founded in 2008, VLP is a business and transactional law firm that delivers top quality, efficient and cost-effective legal services. Our practice reaches across many industry sectors, including high tech, life sciences, angel and venture capital financings, clean tech, retail, consumer product, commercial lending and real estate. VLP has continued its strong growth, and in recent months has added noted attorneys from firms on the West and East coasts who believe VLP’s unique, client-oriented and cost-effective model is the best platform for their practice. Our partners are regularly recognized by their peers as outstanding attorneys, and the firm has been recognized as a top company for its promotion of quality of life in the workplace.

VLP partners represent clients that vary in size from individual executives and early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies. Our client base includes public and private corporations, venture capital investors, private equity funds, educational institutions, nonprofits and individuals. We provide general corporate, licensing, contract, intellectual property protection and counseling, securities regulation, financing, employment, merger and acquisition, real estate, tax and other legal services.

VLP is a geographically distributed firm of highly qualified attorneys with outstanding credentials and an average of over 10 years of experience. We have no central office, and our technology platform allows us to collaborate easily and to operate with a small, highly specialized staff. Our lean model means that we can provide sophisticated, focused services to our clients, and we can do it at competitive rates.

For more information about VLP, visit http://www.vlplawgroup.com .

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