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Venture Technology, Corporate/M&A


Global head of the firm's Venture Technology and Emerging Growth Companies practice. Represents emerging growth and Fortune 500 companies in a broad array of venture capital, securities and strategic transactions, as well as universities, federal labs and corporations in their efforts to commercialize technology. Counsels senior executives of venture-backed and publicly-traded emerging growth companies and venture firm principals. Advises on business strategy, finance, mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation, board governance, intellectual property and litigation strategy.


•Board of Trustees, New York Venture Capital Association •Founder, Sprout Incubator •Board of Trustees, NJ Seeds •Former member, Board of Trustees, University of Pennsylvania Law Alumni Society


University of Pennsylvania, 1985, JD University of Rochester, 1982, BA, magna cum laude

United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Venture capital and emerging companies

Within: Venture capital and emerging companies

Dentons’ truly global venture capital and emerging companies practice has brought an additional pipeline of business to the US team. It now works on a number of venture capital financings for overseas companies, helps foreign emerging companies to establish a footprint in the US and advises US growth companies on establishing themselves overseas. The firm is well plugged into the start-up community and operates incubators in San Diego and Palo Alto. The firm is especially prominent in AI, fintech, cryptocurrency, mobile, life sciences and digital health, and has a large team primarily spread across its New York, Bay Area, San Diego and Los Angeles offices. It is the only international law firm to have a dedicated venture capital and emerging company office in New York’s Meatpacking District, a notable tech hub. It advised Operative Media on its $200m sale to SintecMedia, a Francisco Partners portfolio company. Other clients include DoubleVerify, Voxy, CommonBond and Zype. New York partner Victor Boyajian heads the department, and medical device expert John Cleary heads the Short Hills office in New Jersey where Jeffrey Baumel is recommended for life sciences.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Technology: transactions

Within: Technology: transactions

Dentons advises on M&A deals, public offerings, venture capital financing, IP protection strategies, new technology licensing, as well as accelerating new ventures via the firm’s own Startup Program, which provides founders and early-stage companies with services to help scale their businesses. The team acted for Operative Media, which specializes in digital advertising for major media companies, in its sale to SintecMedia; and advised Cyient on its acquisition of CERTON Software. Victor Boyajian in New York advises on venture capital, private equity, securities and strategic transactions.

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Telecoms and broadcast: transactional

Within: Telecoms and broadcast: transactional

Dentons has expertise in transactions relating to telecoms, ISPs, software and application developers and broadcasters. The bulk of the team is based in its Washington DC office, although additional support comes from New Jersey and Atlanta. Former engineer Todd Daubert leads the communications and technology practice. He recently advised XO Communications on its asset purchase agreement with Verizon, as well as its spectrum lease agreement with NextLink Wireless. New Jersey-based Victor Boyajian and Ilan Katz, who both specialize in venture technology, assisted Operative Media with its $200m sale to SintecMedia. John Cleary, who is also based in New Jersey, advised Zype on its financing from Runa Capital.

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