Silicon Valley Overview

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and have implemented precautionary measures to safeguard our colleagues and guests. Please take a moment to review our Visitor Guidelines before attending a Pillsbury office or event.


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 IPOs, 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. Our attorneys have also successfully worked with high net worth individuals, including entrepreneurs and business owners, on their personal wealth transfer, estate and charitable planning needs.

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.
  • Domestic and international licensing and product distribution.
  • Commercial, securities, intellectual property, trade secret and general business litigation.
  • Employment law counseling and litigation.
  • Antitrust advice, as well as government and private litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
  • Environmental issues, land use planning and property tax controversy.
  • Estates, trusts and tax planning work for entrepreneurs and foundations.