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Terrence  Smith

Terrence Smith

Start-up and corporate lawyer

Auburn
California
Licensed in
CA
Georgetown University Law Center
5.0 5
Clear Communication
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out of 2 reviews
About
Terry began his career as a Corporate & Securities attorney with Cooley LLP, a 900 attorney top 30 law firm, and has subsequently been involved in numerous start-up company financings, commercial contract negotiations, and general corporate legal matters. He has also worked as a contract negotiator for Bank of America, assigned to its Fortune 100 clients. He holds B.B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of San Diego, and an LL.M., with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center. In his spare time, Terry is obsessed with cars, including high performance driving, and can be found at any car enthusiast event he can find!
13
Years
experience
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5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"We hired Terry to plan our business, and make sure all of the document were "big firm" quality, and to make sure our prospective investors had confidence in our venture. We received his big firm training, but for a fraction of the total cost. Highly recommended, and we'll be using him for general counsel work as well."

Corporate formation and equity vesting
Posted on Nov 28, 2017
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Terry is a very astute lawyer, but the most striking aspect is his ability to laser focus on what matters, and not get bogged down in academic detail. He gets deals done. R. Brady, CEO, BRADY"

Commercial Contract Review
Posted on Nov 28, 2017

Work History

Smith + Patel Law

Partner

Jun 2005 - Present

Our practice areas are limited to those encountered by start-ups, entrepreneurs, and private companies. Whether this is your first venture, or your venture is raising millions in investment, we have the expertise, experience, and networks to guide you through. We're a nimble team of former large-firm business lawyers trained at top corporate law firms.

Jun 2005 - Present

Cooley LLP

Corporate Associate

Jun 2004 - Jun 2005

Engaged in broad-based corporate practice on behalf of private companies, with emphasis on emerging high-technology companies. Primary transactions included venture capital finance ($1M - $20M), mergers and acquisitions ($3M - $400M), commercial contract negotiation, drafting and review, corporate governance, and general business representation.

Jun 2004 - Jun 2005

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