Craig Sherman is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he focuses on corporate and securities laws, representing companies, venture capital firms, and investments banks in private placements and public offerings. Craig also has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing, and domestic and international joint ventures.
Craig began private practice in 1989 with Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and Paris, and joined Perkins Coie in Seattle in January 1995. He became a director in the Kirkland office of Venture Law Group in December 1996 and was managing director of the Kirkland office from May 2000 until August 2002, when he joined Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He has been a member of the firm's Policy Committee, Compensation Committee, Nominating Committee, and Finance Committee.
In addition to English, Craig is fluent in French and knowledgeable in Italian, Spanish, and Korean.
Essentials of Startup Law
Legal mistakes can doom even the best startup concepts and founding teams.This class prepares you to deal with the essential legal issues that every startup faces.
Essentials of Startup Law: Formation, Fundraising & Exits
Legal mistakes can doom even the best startup concepts. Find out what legal issues to address in order to ensure your startup’s success.
Essentials of Startup Law: Fundraising Alternatives
Legal mistakes can doom even the best startup concepts. In this class, you'll learn about fundraising alternatives, preferred stock and common stock, and term sheets for startups.
Essentials of Startup Law: Board Relations & Corporate Governance
Legal mistakes can doom even the best startups and founding teams. This session will cover board relations and corporate governance as well as liquidity and exits for startups.