Michael Moradzadeh is a Founding Partner and the CEO of Rimon. He is in charge of strategic partnerships and recruiting for the firm.
Mr. Moradzadeh has presented on innovations in law firm management and business models at Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, 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 Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, 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, Law 360, 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.
Mr. Moradzadeh's practice focuses on technology company representation and international transactions. 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 San Mateo, California with his wife and three children.
News, Events, & Insights
Rimon Op-ed in Law360: A time bomb for law firms, mismatched assets and liabilities
Insights March 14, 2017
Rimon named “Technology Sector Law Firm of the Year in California” again by Corporate INTL.
News January 10, 2017
Rimon’s CEO Michael Moradzadeh will be presenting at Accenture’s Global Centre for Innovation in Dublin on December 14, 2016.
Events Dec 14, 2016
Financial Times commends Rimon in its list of the six “Most innovative North American law firms 2016: Redesigning the service model”
News December 07, 2016
Rimon again named on U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 edition of “Best Law Firms”
News November 01, 2016
Rimon Ranked in Top 25 Fastest Growing Law Firms in Law Firm 500 List
News November 01, 2016