Trent Dykes

I am a corporate attorney with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, private equity, venture capital and other corporate financing transactions. I am also on the leadership team of DLA Piper's Emerging Growth and Venture Capital practice.

My work with VC firms and growth companies of all sizes is some of my most rewarding. I advise these clients on anything from day-to-day legal issues to life-changing exit events. I have developed deep relationships with my clients and truly enjoy watching their growth. My relationship with each of my clients really goes beyond that of a traditional legal role − I tend to serve as an overall advisor helping them navigate important decisions that will have significant impact on their lives and the lives of their co-workers and families.         

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife Stephanie and my two kids, Spencer and Morgan. We are a close and active family. Their support of my career has been critical to the service I provide my clients.   

Why a global firm: Our world continues to get smaller and the goals of my clients do not have borders. To be an effective advisor in today's worldwide economy, a firm must have the capability to offer global resources.

What my clients value: I am responsive and understand the business and the strategic goals of each of my clients. I provide practical advice to get them to a successful result.

Passions: I am a big sports fan and enjoy being outdoors! I try to spend as much of my time as possible with family and friends. My wife and I are also avid sailors and have sailed all over the world − we are always looking for new destinations.