I just left the newly remodeled offices of White Summers, a well established corporate, technology, and international law firm in the heart of Silicon Valley. I met with Mark White who took me on a tour of their offices in Redwood City, which was bustling with entrepreneurs in just about every room I peeked into. There was a different kind of energy in this place. It was very upbeat and more like being in a classy home office with lots of friends and close colleagues.
I met Mark over 5 years ago during their initial engagement with Prezi, when one of the founders of Prezi had their offices located at these law offices. Along with Prezi, Mark and his team have a rock star list of clients including Tesla, Podio, Hotmail, Teambox, and SOL Republic.
The reason for me sharing this with you is because more and more people from outside the United States are asking me to recommend a law firm in Silicon Valley that can help them get their company ready for doing business in the United States. While you may not necessarily need to do this if you are only selling products or services in the US, you will certainly need a great lawyer in the US if you plan to raise money from US angel or venture capital investors.
So, if you are looking to meet and interview a top-notch law firm in Silicon Valley that will not start by quoting their hourly fee charged in 6-minute increments, I highly recommend talking to the partners at White Summers. They have offices in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Pacific Northwest, and Budapest covering the EU Region. Their services are some of the best there is to be found and they are also typically much more affordable than some of the others out there.
To reach White Summers, contact Mark White at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring him up at +1.650.298.6001 in Silicon Valley or Tamás Weiszbart in Budapest at email@example.com or on +46.20.544.9658.
PS: I was just looking at Mark's business card and I noticed something I have never seen before from any lawyer. Mark publishes his home telephone number on his business card, which is actually different than his mobile number. This is one guy who wants to be sure you can get to him just about anytime. My kind of person, especially in his area of expertise!