Silicon Legal Strategy Adds Coleman Cannon

Silicon Legal Strategy has added Coleman Cannon as a senior associate in its San Francisco office. Before joining Silicon Legal, Coleman practiced at Silicon Valley boutique law firm Montgomery & Hansen.

Silicon Legal Strategy today announced the addition of Coleman Cannon as a senior associate in its San Francisco office, marking the firm’s fourth strategic hire in 2013.

Coleman brings his expertise in advising startups, entrepreneurs, venture capital funds and angel investors in venture financings, M&A transactions and complex commercial agreements to the fast-growing team at SLS. He provides SLS clients with day-to-day counseling across the range of legal issues facing early and growth-stage businesses.

Before joining Silicon Legal, Coleman practiced at Silicon Valley boutique law firm Montgomery & Hansen, LLP, where he counseled technology companies and investors in connection with financing and M&A transactions. Coleman also regularly advised companies on structuring and negotiating various commercial agreements, technology development agreements and strategic transactions.

Coleman began his career in the corporate group at Fenwick & West LLP in Mountain View and San Francisco, where he represented technology companies and leading venture capital firms in financing and M&A transactions and advised startups on day-to-day corporate, commercial, employment and IP-protection matters.

Coleman earned his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his J.D. and M.A. from the University of Minnesota.

“SLS is leading the way in providing entrepreneurs, startup teams and investors with not only top-notch legal advice but also ultra-responsive client service,” said Coleman Cannon. “I’m thrilled to become a part of such a talented team and to continue developing deep relationships with startups, entrepreneurs and VCs in the tech community.”

“Coleman’s strong startup experience and practical, business-minded approach will bring a great deal of value to our rapidly expanding client base,” said Andre Gharakhanian, partner at Silicon Legal Strategy. “We’re excited to be adding yet another elite team member to our practice, and we’re looking forward to continued growth this year.”

About Silicon Legal Strategy

Silicon Legal Strategy is the premier boutique law firm providing targeted, bottom-line-oriented advice to technology startups, innovative entrepreneurs and seasoned investors. Trained at the top firms in Silicon Valley, our attorneys and staff are incredibly passionate about technology and have extensive experience representing early stage companies and investors. We are a known quantity in Silicon Valley, and work with or sit across the table from every major law firm in the area. Perhaps most importantly, we ourselves are entrepreneurs. We truly understand the challenges of a startup — like building and motivating a team, creating repeatable processes to ensure continued customer satisfaction at scale and dealing with infrastructure issues. We face these challenges every day — and as a result, are able to deliver more relevant, bottom-line-oriented advice. Put simply, we actually “get” what entrepreneurs are going through.