Pillsbury has added international transactional, technology and emerging growth lawyer Stan Lewandowski as a Corporate partner in Silicon Valley. With a unique international flavor to his start-up practice, he joins the firm from K&L Gates.

Lewandowski advises domestic and international emerging growth companies at every stage of development—from start-up to liquidity. He handles a variety of corporate and strategic projects, including venture capital and private equity financings, joint ventures and M&A transactions. He also helps clients monetize their intellectual property through licensing and has deep involvement in clients’ day-to-day operations, advising on strategic issues such as structuring and formation, governance, and a myriad of commercial agreements.

Lewandowski has worked closely with investors and companies on domestic, in-bound and out-bound transactions, as well as on-shore and off-shore structures. This includes significant experience advising developers, investors and financial institutions with commercial, industrial and utility-scale solar and wind projects.

“Stan combines vast technology and emerging growth experience with a broad background in cross-border transactions,” said Stanley Pierson, leader of the firm’s Emerging Growth & Venture Capital practice. “He has advised a litany of clients based in Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America, regions that have become increasingly important to many of our clients. He is a welcome addition to our strong Silicon Valley practice and we look forward to working with him.”

“I’m excited to be a part of Pillsbury, especially its technology practice, which has helped so many now well-known companies on their paths from incorporation to IPO and beyond,” Lewandowski said. “The firm has an impressive track record and I know my clients will benefit greatly from Pillsbury’s robust platform.”

Pillsbury’s technology & media team guides technology sector clients throughout their life cycle and around the globe. The firm’s lawyers have taken shoestring startups to market leading positions, representing companies in all stages of growth. Our clients span the full range of size, stage and scope: entrepreneurs, startups, seed and angel venture funds, growing private companies, mid-market entities, and large global companies.