San Francisco | April 23, 2020
Preeminent Legal Recruiting Firm Worked with Emerging Company and Venture Finance Focused Group Startup Attorneys Looking to Continue Innovation
Wolf Konstant and Sean Burke were honored to serve as advisors to Matthew Melville, Michel Narganes, Jon O’Connell and Matt Pelnar in connection with their move to Crowell & Moring, a firm that is recognized for driving innovation and providing a strong platform for emerging company clients.
With offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Orange County, Matthew, Michel, Jon and Matt have joined a dynamic and growing California practice. By combining with Crowell & Moring, this team of entrepreneurial and strategic advisors is in an even stronger position to support their clients and help them navigate the full scope of commercial and regulatory issues that they encounter throughout their life cycle.
About the Lawyers:
Matthew Melville oversaw Atrium’s legal operations with Narganes. He focuses his practice on representing emerging growth companies throughout their lifecycles, from corporate formation to exit. Melville also has significant experience advising technology companies in governance and strategic matters. In addition, he advises venture capital funds and strategic investors, structuring investment transactions that range from seed to growth stage, and represents buyers and sellers in M&A transactions.
Michel Narganes brings more than 15 years of experience as a senior corporate lawyer at Sitecore, a global software and marketing company, and as a lawyer at AmLaw100 law firms where she counseled clients in the technology industry. She focuses on venture-backed startups, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, financings, commercial transactions, and licensing.
Jon O’Connell joined Atrium as its fifth employee and a founding attorney. He previously managed Atrium’s venture capital financing team, which was one of the most active venture capital deal teams in the industry. Prior to joining Atrium, he worked at two AmLaw100 firms. He regularly advises startup companies on a wide range of matters, including corporate governance issues, angel/seed financings, venture capital financings, secondary sale transactions, commercial transactions, and mergers and acquisitions.
Matt Pelnar counsels clients on corporate governance matters, venture financings, employment issues, board matters, equity strategies, and operational challenges.
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