VLP Law Group LLP

VLP’s Corporate and Emerging Growth Practices Strengthen with Addition of Conrad Everhard

Conrad Everhard NEW YORK, N.Y., July 8, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group is pleased to announce the continued expansion of its East Coast corporate practice with the addition of Conrad Everhard, who joins as a partner in New York. Mr. Everhard is a senior corporate and transactional attorney with over twenty years of private practice experience and three years as General Counsel.

Mr. Everhard has significant M&A experience counseling publicly traded and private buyers and sellers in executing, structuring and negotiating complex buy-out, spin-off, joint venture and sale transactions in many industries, including financial services, software, telecom, alternative energy, automotive parts, paper packaging, textile and computer hardware. He has broad-based corporate finance experience, with particular emphasis in the private equity and venture capital sectors, and substantial corporate governance experience, including managing and counseling sophisticated boards of directors, overseeing stockholder actions and communications and resolving stockholder disputes.

“We are delighted to have Conrad join our Corporate and Emerging Growth practice,” said Christopher La Chance, head of the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice group. “His experience as General Counsel and the numerous complex transactions on which he has advised in private practice provide him a unique perspective that will benefit our clients and further enhance our East Coast capabilities.”

“Conrad’s addition, plus the recent addition of Marcus Wilkinson, further strengthens our New York and tri-state Emerging Growth practice and we are excited about the opportunities and additional expertise this will present to our client base,” said Martin Levenglick, VLP corporate partner and a member of the firm’s hiring committee.

Prior to joining VLP Law Group, Mr. Everhard was General Counsel for AE Polysilicon Corporation. Before that, he was in private practice in New York City for twenty-two years, with firms including Jones Day, Thelen & Reid, K&L Gates and Greenberg Traurig.

“I am very excited about joining VLP and being able to provide my clients with an innovative approach and cost-effective legal services, said Everhard. “I believe VLP offers my clients an excellent opportunity to receive outstanding legal service and an excellent technology platform.”

Mr. Everhard graduated cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he received the American Jurisprudence Award in Securities Regulation and the Chicago Title Insurance Company Award in Real Property. He has a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service. Mr. Everhard is a member of the New York, New Jersey and Florida Bars and has served on the board of advisors of Edison Innovation Fund, a venture capital fund created by the State of New Jersey (EDA) to assist high tech and life sciences businesses in New Jersey.

About VLP’s Corporate Practice:
VLP has a broad-based corporate practice which is focused on the representation of start-up, middle market and later-stage companies across a range of industries, sectors and technologies, including life sciences, medical devices, clean tech and alternative energy, software, internet and e-commerce, telecommunications, semiconductors, advanced materials, consulting and professional services and government services, among others. VLP’s corporate attorneys strive to understand our clients’ business and technology to allow us to better collaborate and provide advice with respect to ongoing operational and transactional matters

Our attorneys have an average of over ten years’ experience, much of it with large national and global law firms, and leverage that experience every day to deliver corporate legal services at a high level of efficiency and cost-effectiveness to VLP’s clients.

For more information regarding corporate-related legal services that VLP offers, please click on the following links: Emerging Growth & Start-Up Companies; M&A; and Securities & Capital Raising. We also provide counsel and assistance to our clients in a number of related areas, including executive and general employee compensation and employment matters and tax structuring and counseling.

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: http://www.vlplawgroup.com/ .

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VLP Expands Technology Transaction Practice with Addition of Darius Kharabi

Darius Kharabi LOS ANGELES, Calif., July 8, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group is pleased to announce that Darius Kharabi has joined the firm as Partner in the Technology Transactions practice. Darius will be based in Los Angeles.

Mr. Kharabi advises companies in a variety of industries, with a focus on the health care and technology spaces. He represents clients in technology transactions including license, asset purchase, partnering, development, distribution, consulting, supply, and services arrangements. Mr. Kharabi has significant expertise in areas specific to medical device manufacturers such as clinical studies, sponsored research and contract development and manufacturing. Having worked on the company-side from concept to commercial product, Darius’ practice includes both start-up and later stage companies.

“Darius will be a terrific addition to our growing Technology Transactions team,” said Baird Garrett, Chair of VLP’s Technology Transactions Group. “His impressive academic credentials and extensive experience practicing at a leading national law firm and as in-house counsel, will be an asset to our clients and will enhance our capabilities in the life sciences.”

Darius began his career in the Technology Transactions Group at Wilson Sonsini in Palo Alto, Calif. and San Diego, Calif. Prior to joining VLP, he was Vice President, Corporate Development at OrthAlign, Inc., a commercial stage medical device company based in Orange County, Calif. where he served in business roles of increasing responsibility in addition to being sole in-house counsel. In his in-house capacity, Darius oversaw all legal matters, including technology transactions, intellectual property strategy, and general corporate. His business experience includes managing four company financings, three clinical studies, the launch of two products, and international distribution on four continents. This experience has given Darius a unique appreciation for the business environments that his clients operate in and has enabled him to give legal counsel with this in mind.

“I am excited to be a part of VLP’s vibrant and growing technology transactions team,” said Kharabi. “I look forward to expanding my practice and working with seasoned lawyers who provide counsel at lower prices than those at traditional law firms.”

Mr. Kharabi received his J.D. from Stanford Law School and his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry from Georgetown University, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

About VLP’s Technology Transactions Group:
VLP’s Technology Transactions Group is comprised of seasoned attorneys with extensive experience in the representation of clients in domestic and international commercial transactions involving a wide range of technology and intellectual property assets. Our attorneys advise clients on the development, acquisition, commercialization, exploitation and disposition of technology and intellectual property in the software (including open source), hardware, networking, Internet, life sciences, clean tech and interactive media sectors in connection with hundreds of transactions each year. These transactions include strategic alliances, development agreements, manufacturing agreements, OEM agreements, distribution agreements, licensing agreements, complex commercial agreements, as well as terms of use and terms of service for web-based service offerings.

In addition to experience in private practice, many of VLP’s Technology Transaction Group attorneys have significant in-house legal and business experience, so they understand the need to learn and secure the client’s objectives in an efficient manner. When representing providers of technology products and services, our attorneys draw on a deep understanding of technologies, markets and business models, enabling them to apply sophisticated legal concepts using a practical, business-oriented approach that gets deals done, while protecting the interests of our clients. When representing buyers of technology products and services, our attorneys understand which issues matter most, so they can focus on what is important to the client.

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: http://www.vlplawgroup.com/ .

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VLP’s Corporate Practice Continues to Grow with Addition of Marcus Wilkinson

Marcus WilkinsonNEW HAVEN, Conn., April 16, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its corporate practice with the addition of Marcus Wilkinson, who joins as a partner based in Connecticut.

Marcus Wilkinson handles angel investments, venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate matters. His practice involves structuring, documenting and negotiating seed through later stage equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, intellectual property licenses, and general corporate matters.

His clients span a broad range of industries, including e-commerce, Internet-based businesses, software, precision manufacturing, higher education and life sciences. He also represents several privately-held companies in an “outside general counsel” capacity, starting with pre-formation issues, progressing through several rounds of financing, and culminating in an “exit” transaction. In that capacity, he counsels entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders on the full range of legal issues that arise over the course of a company’s lifetime, including general corporate matters (such as employment agreements, equity incentive plans, and intellectual property protection measures), and commercial contracts (such as manufacturing, development, distribution, supply and license agreements).

“Marcus will be a terrific addition to our growing corporate team,” says Christopher La Chance, head of the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice group. “His experience will be an asset to our clients and will enhance our existing corporate and emerging growth capabilities and help further strengthen our East Coast transactions platform.”

Prior to joining VLP Law Group, Marcus was a partner at Shipman & Goodwin LLP for thirteen years, where he had previously been the leader of the Emerging & Technology Companies practice group and the Mergers & Acquisitions practice group. Before that, he spent four years with Shearman & Sterling LLP and three years with Morrison & Foerster LLP.

Mr. Wilkinson is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He has a B.A. from Haverford College and an M.B.A. from INSEAD (European Institute of Business Administration), where he was a Kitchener European Scholar. He is a member of the Bar in Connecticut, New York and California. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, and is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars. He was designated as a Connecticut SuperLawyer in the field of Mergers and Acquisitions.

“I am looking forward to working with VLP’s talented team of attorneys within its highly innovative and cost-effective model,” Mr. Wilkinson stated. “My clients know that they need to run their businesses in a lean, focused manner. I am very excited to be joining a law firm that shares their philosophy.”

About VLP’s Corporate Practice:

VLP has a broad-based corporate practice which is focused on the representation of start-up, middle market and later-stage companies across a range of industries, sectors and technologies, including life sciences, medical devices, clean tech and alternative energy, software, internet and e-commerce, telecommunications, semiconductors, advanced materials, consulting and professional services and government services, among others.

Our attorneys have an average of over ten years’ experience, much of it with large national and global law firms, and leverage that experience every day to deliver corporate legal services at a high level of efficiency and cost-effectiveness to VLP’s clients.

For more information regarding corporate-related legal services that VLP offers, please click on the following links: Emerging Growth & Start-Up Companies; M&A; and Securities & Capital Raising. Additionally, we provide general corporate and business law advice, as well as assistance in the following areas of general corporate practice:

General Corporate Matters: Our attorneys provide general corporate counseling to companies at all stages of growth. VLP’s corporate attorneys strive to understand our clients’ business and technology to allow us to better collaborate and provide advice with respect to ongoing operational and transactional matters. We also provide counsel and assistance to our clients in a number of related areas, including executive and general employee compensation and employment matters and tax structuring and counseling.

Corporate Governance: VLP advises Boards of Directors and Board Committees with respect to a variety of corporate governance issues, including SEC and stock exchange rules and Sarbanes-Oxley matters.

About VLP Law Group LLP:

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: http://www.vlplawgroup.com/ .

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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 Strengthens Trademark Practice with Addition of Scott Austin

Intellectual Property PracticeFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is very pleased to announce that trademark attorney Scott R. Austin, Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Intellectual Property Law, has joined the firm from Gordon & Rees LLP.

Mr. Austin has broad expertise in intellectual property matters, including patent, copyright and trademark disputes, UDRP proceedings, and disputes involving antitrust, Internet law and ICANN policy and governance.

Mr. Austin also has a programming background and an IT law practice, which includes assisting clients with software development, cloud computing and service level agreements, online terms and conditions and EULA’s, technology licensing and privacy policies. He has represented numerous clients in software litigation, as well as counseling clients in data breach remediation and responding to unlicensed software audits by software copyright enforcement agencies such as the Business Software Alliance and the Software & Information Industry Association.

He has handled patent, trademark and copyright infringement litigation both in federal court and before administrative tribunals such as the ITC and TTAB. He is a panelist arbitrator for the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) which oversees the arbitration of domain name disputes under ICANN’s Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. He has also been involved in the development of ICANN policies as a member of multiple ICANN Working Groups and intellectual property watchdog groups, including the International Trademark Association’s Internet Committee Subcommittee on new gTLDs and the Intellectual Property Constituency that comments on ICANN’s policies and Internet regulation over gTLD applicants, registrars and registries.

“Mr. Austin’s background and experience will add to the depth of our trademark practice, expand our capabilities in opposition and cancellation proceedings, as well as provide us with particular expertise in domain name disputes arbitration and Internet law, allowing us to enhance and expand the IP services we offer our clients,” said Brian Davis, member of VLP Law Group’s Executive Committee. “We are excited to have him join our growing team.”

Mr. Austin has written extensively on intellectual property issues and has taught intellectual property and internet law. He is also active in key legislative committees of the Florida State Bar.

“I am very pleased to be joining VLP Law Group. This is an exciting opportunity for me to pursue recent advances in trademark and IT law and to provide clients with a progressive but cost-effective approach to legal representation,” Mr. Austin stated. “I look forward to contributing to the firm’s growth and success.”

About VLP’s Intellectual Property Practice:
Our Intellectual Property practice is dedicated to providing the best protection of our clients’ intellectual property (IP) at the most cost-effective rates available. We provide services across a range of industries, including biotechnology, high technology, clean technology, pharmaceutical technology, medical devices, software, engineering solutions and other cutting edge technologies directed to meet the particular needs and stage of development of our clients. Our attorneys and specialists can offer companies counseling, strategic advice and specific protection for intellectual property in the fields of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret.

In addition, we work closely with clients to develop business strategies to enhance intellectual property protection and to advance its commercialization. We oversee our clients’ interests in a variety of business transactions, such as licensing, drafting joint development and strategic alliance arrangements and addressing the IP aspects of everyday business endeavors and potential litigation risks.

We specialize in building clients’ IP portfolios strategically and cost-effectively, while mentoring clients to achieve the greatest value for their technology and resources and to use their internal resources whenever possible. When it comes to patents, we do not just prepare and file patent applications – we evaluate patent portfolios and analyze existing patent technology licenses, and then structure in-house IP protection processes and draft patent applications based on this knowledge and the intended outcome. We guide protection of branding and marks, including trademark selection, clearance and registration, structuring and restructuring trademark ownership and trademark and copyright support. We represent clients in copyright law and protection of artistic works and find creative ways to protect these valuable, creative works.

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: http://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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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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