SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 11, 2013) - Silicon Legal Strategy announced today that Abigail Hipps has joined the firm as a senior associate in its San Francisco office.
With experience working with startups and M&A, Abigail was previously with Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP in Menlo Park. At Silicon Legal, Abigail advises emerging technology clients in a variety of transactions and will continue to focus on startup formation, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions and venture capital financings.
Abigail has represented companies backed by August Capital, Benchmark, Greylock and Kleiner Perkins. Additionally, she has represented investors such as Accel Partners, DAG, NEA and Redpoint Ventures. Her M&A work includes high profile acquisitions by Intel and Symantec Corp. A graduate of Duke University, Abigail earned her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
"We're excited to have Abby join our team as her experience with startups and VC financings will greatly support our clients' needs," said Andre Gharakhanian, partner at Silicon Legal Strategy. "Silicon Legal continues to attract top talent from other firms and we look forward to building out an even stronger team in the new year."
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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.