Silicon Legal Strategy has appointed Brendan Herron as the newest associate in its San Francisco office. Prior to joining SLS, Brendan was at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago, where he represented private equity and venture capital funds and their portfolio companies in M&A transactions, equity and debt financings, public offerings and key strategic business relationships.
Silicon Legal Strategy today announced the addition of Brendan Herron as the newest associate in its San Francisco office, marking the firm’s second strategic hire in 2013.
Brendan brings his expertise in advising startups, entrepreneurs, venture capital funds and angel investors in venture financings, M&A transactions and high stakes commercial agreements to the 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.
Prior to joining SLS, Brendan was at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago, where he represented private equity and venture capital funds and their portfolio companies in M&A transactions, equity and debt financings, public offerings and key strategic business relationships. At K&E, Brendan concentrated his practice on emerging companies, financial sponsors and transactions in the technology space, working with investors such as Summit Partners and Golden Gate Capital and their tech-based portfolio companies.
Brendan earned his B.A. from Duke University and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
“The strength of SLS is evident from the quality of its robust client roster to its deep relationships with startups, entrepreneurs and VCs in the tech community,” said Brendan Herron. “SLS’s unique approach to providing superior counsel and advice at value to its clients drew me in and I look forward to being part of such a talented, client-focused team.”
“Brendan’s deep transactional experience and his passion for startups will be a great value to our clients, and we’re excited to welcome him to the SLS family,” said Andre Gharakhanian, partner at Silicon Legal Strategy. “By attracting top talent from other firms and sustaining momentum, we continue to bolster our presence in the market.”
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.