VLP Law Group LLP

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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, insurance, retail, consumer product, commercial lending and real estate. We represent clients that vary in size from 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’re not your usual law firm. At VLP Law Group, we’ve moved away from the traditional law firm model. We are a geographically distributed firm of top-tier lawyers. We have multiple practice areas in multiple industry sectors. But unlike a traditional law firm, we operate under a different business model.

We keep overhead low. We’ve invested in technology rather than expensive offices. We work in a lean, low-overhead environment. Our administrative staff is kept to a minimum.

We collaborate through technology. Our documents are stored in a private cloud and we offer clients the ability to access their documents through a secure, private portal. Many of our meetings are web-based, reducing both travel time and our carbon footprint. Our systems are designed to support remote collaboration.

We value efficiency. Our processes emphasize cost control, transparency, and effective project management.

We’re flexible on fees. Our cost-effective systems enable us to offer efficient pricing and flexible fee structures when appropriate.

In other words, you get first-rate lawyering without paying for unnecessary overhead, under the fee arrangement that works best for you.

Headquarters: 555 Bryant Street, Suite 820 Palo Alto, CA United States.

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VLP Law Group LLP Continues Growth with Addition of Corporate Partner Geoffrey Perusse

Geoffrey Perusse

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Geoffrey Perusse has joined the firm’s Corporate Practice Group as a partner based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Perusse will chair the firm’s Private Funds and Investment Management Group.

VLP Law Group LLP Continues Growth with Addition of Melissa Krasnow as a Partner in the Firm’s Privacy and Technology Transactions Practice Groups

Melissa Krasnow

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 31, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Melissa Krasnow has joined the firm as a Partner in the Privacy & Data Security, Technology Transactions and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Groups. As the first Minnesota attorney to join VLP, she will be based in Minneapolis and will continue her practice in these areas.

VLP Law Group LLP Continues Growth with Addition of Executive Compensation Partner Mark Bradford

VLP Law Group LLP

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 12, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Mark Bradford has joined the firm as a partner in its Executive Compensation Practice Group. Mr. Bradford brings over 16 years of experience as an executive compensation and employee benefits attorney.

VLP Law Group LLP Continues Growth with Addition of Partner Edward Kwok to the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group

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PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Edward Kwok has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group as a partner based in Silicon Valley, California. Mr. Kwok’s practice focuses on patent prosecution and Inter Partes adverse proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and intellectual property litigations in state and federal courts.

VLP Law Group LLP Continues Growth with Addition of Corporate Partner Chris Laukenmann

Chris Laukenmann joins VLP

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 18, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Chris Laukenmann has joined the firm’s Corporate Practice Group as a partner based in California. Mr. Laukenmann’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities, finance, private equity, venture capital, general corporate, restructuring and regulatory compliance across industries.

VLP Law Group Further Expands with the Addition of Executive Compensation Partner Frank A. Daniele

VLP Law Group LLP

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 9, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is very pleased to announce that noted executive compensation lawyer Frank Daniele has joined the firm as a partner based in New York City. Prior to joining VLP, Mr. Daniele spent 23 years with Willkie Farr and Gallagher LLP, where he was a partner and served as co-head of the firm’s Executive Compensation and ERISA practice group.

VLP Law Group Continues Growth with the Addition of Affordable Housing Partner Tamara L. Osborne

VLP Law Group LLP

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 16, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Tamara L. Osborne has joined the firm’s Affordable Housing and Community Development Practice as a partner based in Los Angeles.

VLP Law Group Grows with the Addition of Jeremy Cubert and Richard Kimball to its Intellectual Property and Corporate Groups

VLP Law Group LLP

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 7, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Jeremy A. Cubert and Richard N. Kimball. Jeremy will join the Intellectual Property Practice Group as a partner based in the Washington D.C. area. Richard, based in Boston, focuses on corporate and transactional matters.

VLP Continues to Grow with the Addition of Mark D. Taylor and Jeffrey A. Fromm

VLP Law Group LLP

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 5, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Mark D. Taylor and Jeffrey A. Fromm as partners. Mark, based in Washington, D.C., practices bankruptcy law. Jeff, based in New York City, focuses on corporate and transactional matters.

VLP Law Strengthens its Real Estate Practice with the Addition of Jane Imperatore and Michael Kass

VLP Law Group LLP

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 24, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Jane Imperatore and Michael Kass as partners with an emphasis on Construction Law and Affordable Housing.

Senior Corporate Partner Augments VLP’s Silicon Valley Corporate Practice

VLP Law Group LLP

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 11, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce the addition of David C. Lee to our Corporate, Securities and Mergers and Acquisitions practice group. Mr. Lee joins as a partner based in Silicon Valley.

VLP Corporate Practice Continues to Grow on East Coast with Addition of Timothy R. Bowers

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BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 1, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce the continued expansion of its East Coast corporate practice with the addition of Timothy R. Bowers, who joins as partner based in Boston.

VLP Law Group LLP Receives Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition Award for Excellence in Maternal Health and Equity

VLP Law Group LLP

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 10, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group is pleased to announce that it has received an Award for Excellence in Maternal Health and Equity from the Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition. VLP was honored at the September 9, 2013 awards ceremony in San Francisco for promoting a mother-friendly workplace.

VLP Expands with Intellectual Property Partner Dianne Reed

VLP Law Group LLP

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP announced today that Dianne Reed has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Ms. Reed has nearly 30 years of experience in private practice and has worked extensively in virtually all aspects of patent practice for many different types of clients, including start-ups, established companies, investors, nonprofit organizations, and universities.

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

VLP Law Group LLP

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.

VLP Expands Technology Transaction Practice with Addition of Darius Kharabi

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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.

VLP Expands its Commercial Lending Practice with Addition of Patrick Lawler and Jacob Dy-Johnson

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PALO ALTO, Calif., June 4, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is very pleased to announce that Patrick Lawler and Jacob Dy-Johnson have joined the firm’s Commercial Lending Practice. Mr. Lawler joins VLP as a partner from the Corporate Finance group of the Los Angeles office of O’Melveny and Myers. Mr. Dy-Johnson joins VLP as counsel (he was previously in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati).

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

VLP Law Group LLP

NEW 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.

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

VLP Law Group LLP

PALO 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.

VLP Strengthens Trademark Practice with Addition of Scott Austin

VLP Law Group LLP

FORT 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 and Rees LLP.

VLP Expands Real Estate Practice with Addition of Tarun Chandran

VLP Law Group LLP

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.

VLP Adds Top High Tech Corporate Partner in New York and Expands Its East Coast Practice Expertise

VLP Law Group LLP

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.

VLP Expands Real Estate Practice with Addition of San Francisco Partners

VLP Law Group LLP

PALO 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.

Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers Honor VLP Law Group Attorneys

VLP Law Group LLP

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 27, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP is pleased to announce that Corporate and Transactional founding partner David Goldenberg was named a 2011 ‘Rising Star’ by Northern California Super Lawyers as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state for 2011. In addition, Trademark and Copyright partner Brian M. Davis and Executive Compensation partner Stephen T. Lindo were recognized in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Intellectual Property Attorney Kent Cheng Joins VLP Law Group

VLP Law Group LLP

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 19, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is very pleased to announce the expansion of its Intellectual Property practice with the addition of Dr. Kent H. Cheng as a partner. Dr. Cheng joins VLP from Cohen Pontani Lieberman and Pavane LLP where he was a partner representing clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and high tech industries.

VLP Law Group LLP Welcomes Noted Attorneys Carl Spataro and Whit Bissell

VLP Law Group LLP

PALO ALTO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group LLP is very pleased to announce the expansion of its Corporate practice with the addition of Carl Spataro and Whit Bissell to its partnership.

VLP Honored with Quality of Life Award

Virtual Law Partners LLP

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC) presented Virtual Law Partners LLP (VLP) its annual Constance L. Belfiore Quality of Life Award, honoring the firm for providing an exceptional quality of life in the workplace through policies that support significant flexibility and autonomy for its attorneys and staff.

Noted Attorney Linda Rost Joins VLP

Virtual Law Partners LLP

PALO ALTO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Virtual Law Partners LLP is very pleased to announce the expansion of its Intellectual Property practice with the addition of Dr. Linda Rost as a partner. Dr. Rost joins VLP from the Silicon Valley office of Ropes & Gray where she represented clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and high tech industries.

Virtual Law Partners LLP Welcomes Noted Attorney Fred A. Rodriguez

Virtual Law Partners LLP

PALO ALTO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Virtual Law Partners LLP is very pleased to announce that international law attorney Fred Ariel Rodriguez has joined the firm as a partner. Mr. Rodriguez specializes in international legal matters involving the transfer of personnel, goods, intellectual property and services across borders.

Virtual Law Partners LLP Welcomes Denise Zack to its Commercial Lending Practice

Virtual Law Partners LLP

PALO ALTO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Virtual Law Partners LLP is very pleased to announce that Denise Zack has joined the firm’s Commercial Lending practice. Ms. Zack joins VLP from the Virginia office of Cooley LLP, where she served as special counsel in the Credit Finance and Leasing Finance practice groups and represented both institutional lenders and company borrowers in debt financings.

Virtual Law Partners LLP Welcomes Melody Torbati to its Technology Transactions Practice

Virtual Law Partners LLP

PALO ALTO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Virtual Law Partners LLP is very pleased to announce that Melody Torbati has joined the firm as a partner in the Technology Transactions practice. Ms. Torbati was formerly with Morrison Foerster, LLP where she represented leading and cutting-edge technology companies on a wide variety of transactions involving technology and intellectual property matters.

Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers Honor Virtual Law Partners Attorneys

Virtual Law Partners LLP

PALO ALTO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP is pleased to announce that Trademark Partner Brian M. Davis was included in the Best Lawyers Annual Guide to Intellectual Property Law, which was published with the September 2010 issue of Corporate Counsel magazine. In addition, VLP Patent Partner Richard G.A. Bone was named a 2010 ‘Rising Star’ by Northern California Super Lawyers.

Virtual Law Partners LLP Welcomes Noted Attorneys Jim Markey and Charlie Oh

Virtual Law Partners LLP

PALO ALTO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Virtual Law Partners LLP is very pleased to announce an expansion of its Intellectual Property practice with the addition of Jim Markey and Charlie Oh as partners in New York and California. Founded in 2008, VLP is a virtually connected and geographically distributed law firm.

Patent Attorney Richard Bone Joins Virtual Law Partners LLP

Virtual Law Partners LLP

PALO ALTO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Virtual Law Partners LLP is very pleased to announce that noted patent attorney Richard Bone has joined the firm as a partner from Fish and Richardson. Dr. Bone’s practice encompasses all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution, and post-grant review in technical fields such as pharmaceuticals, chemistry, biotechnology, materials, nanotechnology, medical devices, and computer science.

Noted Trademark Attorney Brian Davis Joins Virtual Law Partners LLP From Alston and Bird

Virtual Law Partners LLP

PALO ALTO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Virtual Law Partners LLP is very pleased to announce that trademark attorney Brian M. Davis has joined the firm as a partner from Alston and Bird. Mr. Davis specializes in trademark counseling and prosecution, including worldwide trademark clearance and the prosecution of U.S. and foreign trademark applications.

Virtual Law Partners Welcomes Charulata Pagar, Adam Lin, Eda Tan, and Byron Rodriguez

Virtual Law Partners LLP

PALO ALTO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Virtual Law Partners LLP (VLP) has announced that Charulata Pagar, Adam Lin, Eda Tan, and Byron Rodriguez have joined the firm. ‘VLP is continuing to expand with top quality attorneys. Our newest lawyers further expand the firm’s practice areas and also strengthen our Asia practice,’ said RoseAnn Rotandaro, VLP’s President and Co-Founder.

Virtual Law Partners Welcomes David Lawson, Janyce Mitchell, David Roise, and Stephen Sullivan

Virtual Law Partners LLP

PALO ALTO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Virtual Law Partners LLP (VLP) has announced that David Lawson, Janyce Mitchell, David Roise, and Stephen Sullivan have joined the firm as Partners. ‘VLP’s newest partners further expand the firm’s practice in Commercial Lending and Intellectual Property. VLP is strengthening as well as broadening our range of legal representation for corporate clients,’ said RoseAnn Rotandaro, VLP’s President and Co-Founder.

Virtual Law Partners Welcomes Ari Kahan, Michael Powlen, Andy Toebben, Brian Swanson and Geoff Ossias

Virtual Law Partners LLP

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Virtual Law Partners LLP (VLP) has announced that Ari Kahan, Michael Powlen, Andy Toebben, Brian Swanson and Geoff Ossias have joined the firm as partners. ‘VLP’s new partners continue to develop the firm’s substantive practice areas and jurisdictional reach,’ said RoseAnn Rotandaro, VLP’s President and Co-Founder. ‘Their collective expertise and diverse experience strengthens and expands VLP’s corporate representation for clients.’

Virtual Law Partners Welcomes New Partners Brett Healy, Daniel Meyers, Gregory Kim, Sharon Webb and Dianna DeVore


PALO ALTO, Calif., March 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Virtual Law Partners LLP (VLP) has announced that Brett Healy, Daniel Meyers, Gregory Kim, M. Sharon Webb and Dianna DeVore have joined the firm as partners. ‘We are thrilled that VLP continues to attract experienced lawyers with superb qualifications,’ said Craig Johnson, VLP’s CEO. ‘Their talent and backgrounds speak for themselves.’