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Neil Devani

Neil Devani

Corporate Counsel

San Francisco
California
Licensed in
CA
Stanford Law
School
5.0 5
Clear Communication
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out of 2 reviews
About
Neil works at the intersection of business, technology, and the law. After attaining a bachelor in pre-medicine and attending medical school for two years, he became interested in law and technology. This led him to complete his JD at Stanford, where he also studied computer science, business, and design.

His prior experience includes work with or at startups, investment funds, and nonprofits, as an executive, investor, advisor, and board director or observer. He focuses on entity formation, financing/fundraising, and general employment and corporate matters. He lives in San Francisco and is often in New York and Los Angeles, with clients
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4
Years
experience

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Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"We wanted new counsel and decided to work with Neil. So far, he's helped us transition to eShares/Carta, close financings, manage some IP issues, and handle a broad set of employment questions related to stock options, immigration, employee/contractor classification, etc. He's responsive, affordable, and thorough. Because he is experienced and works on the business/VC side of things, he understands how to provide advice that fits our business goals, unlike most other lawyers. We plan to keep working with him as we grow."

Outside General Counsel
Posted on Dec 27, 2017
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Neil formed multiple entities and structured the relationship between them for our impending investment. He did so quickly and helped us save time/money by making sure we understood the options we had and the pros and cons of each. He also reviewed investment transaction documents and led the negotiation between our team and the counter-party (and their legal team). Our team has experience working with very large corporate law firms, but wanted to work directly with someone who would be our counsel and also our main point of contact. In many other situations, we’d work with a legal team and all of the work would be outsourced to an Associate with 0-2 years of experience. We received very experienced and skilled counsel for the fraction of the price. We will definitely be seeking his counsel again."

Investment Structuring and Credit Facility
Posted on Dec 27, 2017

Work History

Comar LLP

Special Advisor

Nov 2016 - Present

Advising on investment and corporate issues from both a company and investor perspective, especially as related to early-stage financings, fund formation, M&A, employee/contractor issues, incentive programs, and other related corporate transactions.

Nov 2016 - Present

Singularity Holdings

Investor

Sep 2016 - Present

Investing in early-stage technology companies and other private equity / venture capital opportunities.

Sep 2016 - Present

Vicarious Surgical

Board Director

Dec 2015 - Present

Stealth health technology company

Dec 2015 - Present

Rothenberg Ventures

Investor and General Counsel

Oct 2014 - Sep 2016

Responsible for forming/raising/closing three venture funds and multiple SPVs, driving 70+ seed stage investments, and supporting portfolio companies. Instrumental in building the world’s first frontier technology accelerator, River, which invested in 44 companies across three classes with a 45% follow-on rate and $30M+ raised in follow-on financing.

Oct 2014 - Sep 2016

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