Carlton J. Willey Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Carlton J.  Willey

Carlton J. Willey

Partner, Willey & Bentaleb LLP

San Francisco
Licensed in
CA
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

"Very sharp, professional, friendly, responsive & accommodating. Highly recommend! "

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About
Carlton Willey is a Founding Partner at Willey & Bentaleb LLP in SF. His practice focuses on business law and corporate matters, as well as business dispute resolution. Prior to founding Willey & Bentaleb, Carlton was an associate with Cooley LLP in their Emerging Companies group, where he counseled high-growth tech companies in fundraising rounds and corporate matters. Prior to Cooley he served as in-house counsel at SK Group in Beijing, China and Seoul.

Mr. Willey regularly advises startup founders, startup companies, and angel investors on corporate matters involving emerging tech startups. He received a J.D. from Ohio State
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"I worked with Carlton to review an NDA. He was very sharp, professional, friendly, responsive and accommodating. I highly recommend Carlton. "

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Posted on Oct 7, 2015
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"Carlton was VERY responsive and a pleasure to work with. I disagreed with the conclusion of the analysis he did for me as did another attorney I had review the same information. However, I am NOT an attorney and Carlton's conclusion may have been the correct one. He was generous with is time and advice and was refreshingly consultative in his approach."

Civil Litigation Attorney
Posted on Aug 21, 2015
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"Kind, quick, and helpful. Highly recommended!"

Formation and Convertible Debt Services
Posted on Nov 4, 2014
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"Great service. Very prompt and professional. Between all the calls and emails and actual work we probably got a much better deal than what he actually charged us for."

Mediation Services
Posted on Sep 30, 2014
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""Top Notch" service without the price tag! Delivery "Fast"! Response time "Fast"! "

Startup Co-Founders Contract Services
Posted on Sep 26, 2014
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"Quick, accommodating, attentive. "

Partnership Dispute
Posted on Sep 3, 2014

Work History

Willey & Bentaleb LLP

Partner

Jan 2013 - Present

Providing expert legal advice to exciting tech companies.

Specialties: Advising emerging technology companies in venture financing rounds, general corporate matters, and other debt and equity transactions.

Prior experience: International Trade Law, China Foreign Direct Investment, China M&A.

Jan 2013 - Present

Cooley Godward Kronish LLP

Corporate Associate

Jan 2011 - Dec 2012

Emerging Companies Group - Cooley LLP, Palo Alto

Jan 2011 - Dec 2012

SK

In House Counsel

Aug 2009 - Jan 2011

In House Counsel at SK China, servicing the China operations of both SK Energy and SK Telecom. Beijing office is located at SK Tower in the Central Business District.

SK Corporation is a multinational corporation based in South Korea. Core businesses are Telecom / Networks / Energy. Website: http://www.sk.com/

Aug 2009 - Jan 2011

Tsinghua China Law Review

Editor-in-Chief

Sep 2008 - Nov 2009

Founder of Tsinghua China Law Review, a legal academic journal on legal issues related to China. First student-edited English language law journal in China. The Editorial Board is composed of 30 students in the Master's of Chinese Program and other students at Tsinghua University School of Law.

Please see our website for details: http://www.tsinghua.edu.cn/publish/lawen/3509/index.html

Sep 2008 - Nov 2009

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