Michael Perez works with early-stage and emerging technology companies, as well as venture capital and angel investors on a variety of legal matters, including equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, entity formations and corporate governance issues.
Prior to joining SLS, Michael was an associate with Donahue Fitzgerald LLP’s Corporate and Real Estate groups in Walnut Creek, where he acted as general outside counsel to several established and startup companies, advising them on a variety of corporate and real estate matters. Prior to Donahue Fitzgerald, Michael was an associate in Cooley LLP’s Emerging Companies group in San Francisco, where he advised startups and investors in connection with venture capital financings, M&A transactions and corporate governance matters. Michael also worked as an employment litigation attorney at Littler Mendelson P.C. in San Diego.
Michael received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and his undergraduate degrees in Economics and Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Davis.
Outside of work, Michael is an avid rock climber, winter sports fanatic and bourgeoning Instant Pot chef.
- Expensify – Expense management applications. Funded by Redpoint Ventures, OpenView Partners, Hillsven, Baseline Ventures, prominent angels and industry investors.
- Felicis Ventures
- Guideline – Creators of an all-inclusive 401(k) platform designed for growing businesses. Funded by Propel Venture Partners, NEA, and other prominent angels.
- Zwift – Developers of multiplayer video game technology for indoor cycling. Funded by Novator Partners, Shasta Ventures and various angels.
Recent Transactions & Client News
- February 12, 2019
SLS Client Toyota AI Ventures Joins May Mobility’s $22MM Round
- February 12, 2019
SLS Client Second Measure Raises $20MM Round from Bessemer Venture Partners and Goldman Sachs
- January 16, 2019
SLS Client Felicis Ventures Joins HyperScience’s $30MM Round
- December 19, 2018
SLS Client Zwift Raises $120MM Round From Highland Europe