Practice TeamsCorporate Team
ExperienceStartups & Startup Financing, Securities, Cross-Border
EducationColumbia University School of Law, J.D. with Honors (Harlan Fiske Stone scholar); Editor, Columbia Journal of European Law; Assistant Editor, Columbia Journal of International Affairs
University of California, Berkeley B.A. Phi Beta Kappa, with Departmental and General Honors; graduated in three years
Universitat Ben Gurion Ba-Negev
Michael Moradzadeh is the CEO and a Managing Partner of Rimon. He is in charge of strategic partnerships and recruiting for the firm.
Mr. Moradzadeh has lectured at Harvard Law School, Stanford University, UC Berkeley Law School, and UC Hastings College of the Law. Mr. Moradzadeh's innovations with Rimon have received awards from the Financial Times and the American Bar Association Journal and have appeared in a wide array of international publications, including the Economist, the American Lawyer Magazine, the National Law Journal, American Bar Association Magazine, the National Post, Bloomberg, Law & More, Legal Management Magazine, the San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journals, the San Francisco Business Times, the Silicon Valley Business Journal, American Lawyer's Law Technology News, and eLawyering. Mr. Moradzadeh was recognized by the American Bar Association Journal as a top innovator in the law and awarded the Legal Rebel distinction of 2012.
Mr. Moradzadeh's practice focuses on technology company representation. He represents both companies and investors in investment rounds and stock sales. He has worked on deals ranging from small angel investments to representing a private equity firm in a $6 billion acquisition. He is also heavily involved in secondary markets of private stock, representing sellers of restricted stock in Facebook, Twitter, Zynga, SolarCity, Dropbox, Bloom Engergy, Gilt Groupe, Etsy and other pre-IPO companies. Internationally, Mr. Moradzadeh represented Bain Capital and Morgan Stanley in their international investment funds and has worked with foreign counsel in 130 jurisdictions on several international securities deals. He also worked on an IPO of a technology company, 10-K and 10-Q filings of several publicly traded companies, and serves as a corporate officer of two non-profit robotics corporations.
Mr. Moradzadeh sits on the boards of AJC and the Palo Alto Area Bar Association and is on the American Bar Association's Advisory Panel.
Prior to Rimon, Mr. Moradzadeh practiced corporate law at Ropes & Gray, LLP in San Francisco. Mr. Moradzadeh also worked at the United States Attorney's Office in San Francisco. Before law school Mr. Moradzadeh worked for several high-tech companies in the Silicon Valley including Napster and Check Point Software, as well as Silicon Valley law firms Capstone Law Group and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Mr. Moradzadeh also co-founded EZ Web Mall in 1997.
Mr. Moradzadeh lives in Burlingame, California with his wife and two daughters.
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