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.”
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 .