Trent Dykes

Rich Scudellari

Office Managing Partner, Silicon Valley Office, Silicon Valley

rich.scudellari@dlapiper.comT +1 650 833 2121F +1 650 687 1121

I am a corporate and securities attorney who represents emerging growth companies and venture capital investors. My practice focuses on securities offerings, M&A, joint ventures and general corporate law. I emphasize strategic counseling and negotiations in areas critical to my clients’ needs and I enjoy helping startup companies navigate their way into successful enterprises and avoid pitfalls along the way

I have been practicing law in the Silicon Valley for over 30 years and am the Managing Partner of our Palo Alto office. I work with a broad range of clients including entrepreneurs, early stage, venture-backed and public companies as well as venture capital investors (both financial and strategic). I also represent start-ups located outside the U.S. in securities offerings where U.S. investors are providing financing--many of these companies are located in South America. I have done initial and secondary public offerings, dozens of M&A transactions and hundreds of seed and venture financings. Transactions range from very early seed financings of less than $100,000 to a multi-billion dollar M&A transaction. I also have served on the Board of Directors of private and public companies.

On a personal level, I am originally from the East Coast and currently live in the Silicon Valley with my wife and two dogs. We have four kids (two of them are entrepreneurs) and a grandson. I went to Boston College for both undergraduate and law school. I played Division One football in college and was a first team Academic All American my senior year as well as co-captain of the team.