Palo Alto, CA 94304-1115
Meet Our Office Managing Partner
Thomas F. Chaffin
Having done cutting-edge legal work for hundreds of Silicon Valley success stories, Pillsbury's Silicon Valley office understands the key challenges and opportunities facing emerging growth companies. Our attorneys have extensive experience in corporate transactions including initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, complex commercial and corporate arrangements, and securities litigation. We also offer considerable knowledge and experience in all aspects of intellectual property law—both prosecution capabilities and trademark and patent litigation.
The Silicon Valley office provides counsel to a range of clients, from emerging companies—the Fortune 500 companies of tomorrow—to large public companies and major institutions.
Our Silicon Valley office has extensive experience in:
Technology-based businesses, including clean technology, Internet, e-commerce, computers, software, semiconductors, communications and biotechnology.
Corporate transactions and advice, including public offerings, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, complex commercial and joint venture transactions, and tax planning.
Intellectual property issues, such as patents, trademarks, and trade secrets.
Domestic and international licensing and product distribution.
Commercial, securities, intellectual property and general business litigation.
Employment law counseling and litigation.
Antitrust advice, as well as government and private litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
Environmental issues and land use planning.
Estates, trusts and tax planning work for entrepreneurs and foundations.