Michael Young

– Associate –

Michael works with early-stage and emerging technology companies, as well as venture capital and angel investors on a variety of legal matters, including private equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, entity formations, corporate governance issues, and dispute resolution. With his prior experience as a litigation attorney, Michael has a broad base of experience in assisting business clients at all stages in their company’s lifecycle.

Prior to joining SLS, Michael was an associate with Perkins Coie LLP’s Emerging Companies and Venture Capital group in San Francisco, where he advised startups and investors in connection with venture capital financings, M&A transactions, and corporate governance matters. He also worked as a commercial litigation attorney at Perkins Coie LLP, with experience in IP, trade secret, product liability, labor & employment, and contract disputes.

Michael received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and his undergraduate degree in Journalism from Indiana University.

Outside of work, Michael is the lead guitarist and founder of local hard rock cover band “Night Train” and a certified yoga instructor offering restorative yoga classes and workshops at CorePower Yoga in Berkeley and other studios around the Bay Area.

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS

500 Startups
Expensify
Javelin Venture Partners
June
Komodo Health
Second Measure
Velano Vascular

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