SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Silicon Legal Strategy today announced that associate Ben Toussant has joined the firm in its Los Angeles office.
Ben Toussant is an associate at Silicon Legal Strategy. He advises technology startups and venture capital investors on a broad range of matters, including formation, debt and equity financings, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and other strategic transactions.
Prior to joining SLS, Ben was the co-founder and President of Knows, an eyewear consumer brand and technology company based in San Diego, California, and earlier as an associate with Fenwick & West LLP, where he acted as corporate outside counsel to venture capital funds and technology companies at all stages. Prior to earning his law degree, Ben served in the United States Navy for nearly six years as an intelligence analyst in the special operations community, including a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan.
Ben received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and his B.A. from The Ohio State University where he was a member of the baseball team and 4-year athletic scholarship recipient.
“I’ve been in the startup founder’s shoes, so I can truly appreciate the value delivered by Silicon Legal’s practical, bottom-line-oriented approach, and relentless dedication to client service,” said Ben. “Founders get more than just a law firm with Silicon Legal – they get a business partner. I’m thrilled to be a part of this team and look forward to working with their incredible client base.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Ben to Silicon Legal. His targeted legal experience paired with being a startup founder himself, gives him a unique and valuable skill set, deep empathy and a genuine understanding of our client’s needs,” said Gaurav Mathur, Managing Partner of Silicon Legal’s Los Angeles Office.
“Silicon Legal continues to grow a top-tier team embracing the entrepreneurial spirit. We are excited for what’s in store in 2022 and beyond.”
About Silicon Legal Strategy
Silicon Legal Strategy is the premier boutique law firm providing targeted, bottom-line-oriented advice to technology startups, innovative entrepreneurs and seasoned investors. Trained at the top firms in Silicon Valley, our attorneys and staff are incredibly passionate about technology and have extensive experience representing early stage companies and investors. We are a known quantity in Silicon Valley, and work with or sit across the table from every major law firm in the area. Perhaps most importantly, we ourselves are entrepreneurs. We truly understand the challenges of a startup — like building and motivating a team, creating repeatable processes to ensure continued customer satisfaction at scale and dealing with infrastructure issues. We face these challenges every day — and as a result, are able to deliver more relevant, bottom-line-oriented advice. Put simply, we actually “get” what entrepreneurs are going through.