DLA Piper's roots in Silicon Valley date back to the 1960s, when a handful of lawyers came together to found Ware & Freidenrich in Silicon Valley. Today, we reach out from Northern California to the nation and world to harness the resources of a global, integrated platform for our clients, whether small startups seeking a first foothold overseas or large multinational corporations spreading across continents.

With extensive experience in technology, clean tech, life sciences, retail, infrastructure and other areas, our Silicon Valley lawyers advise corporations as well as financial institutions and venture capitalists on general corporate matters and transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, public offerings of debt and equity, private equity, venture capital, intellectual property licensing and product distribution, and domestic and international employee benefits and equity compensation.