Jay Parkhill April 25th, 2013
What I Do
I am an attorney to early stage and growing businesses. I help brand new startups form companies, allocate equity among founders, raise money and create starter templates for customer agreements, user Terms of Service and proof-of-concept transactions.
I also work with later-stage companies that have products, customers and revenue transactions. I work with executive, sales and engineering teams on enterprise sales deals, channel distribution arrangements, web & mobile user issues, commercial and open source questions and other aspects of the development, acquisition, commercialization, protection, licensing and disposition of intellectual property assets.
I love helping clients to develop contract playlists of the key issues for their businesses. This lets clients know where to agree and where to push back in negotiations, helps clients negotiate consistently from deal to deal, and allows me to work with clients efficiently.
Where and How I Do It
I am the principal of Parkhill Venture Counsel. I am a licensed attorney in California and have been practicing law in San Francisco since 1998. I cut my teeth at two startup-focused boutique law firms, Niesar & Diamond LLP and Montgomery Law Group LLP. From August 2008 through March 2013 I was a partner at VLP Law Group LLP, an officeless, nationwide firm.
Where to Find Me
My LinkedIn bio at http://www.linkedin.com/in/jayparkhill has a good summary of what I do. I have been active on Twitter @park3 since sometime in 2007. You can check out my postings there on IP issues, privacy, corporate governance and other legal topics along with a smattering of bicycle racing and outdoor adventures.
You can reach me at:
T: 415 963-4114
E: jp at jparkhill dot com
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