Founding Partner and CEO
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 has also presented to the board of directors of global law firms to help them innovate their own structures.
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 Energy, 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.
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’s expansion to Latin America extensively covered in the press
News October 13, 2020
Rimon CEO, Michael Moradzadeh, featured in the ABA Journal article, Will the COVID Pandemic Fundamentally Remake the Legal Industry?
News July 29, 2020
Rimon’s CEO, Michael Moradzadeh, writes about the Path Forward for Law Firms in the Post-COVID World in the American Lawyer Magazine’s Recorder
News July 24, 2020
Rimon’s new Houston office featured in Law.com’s Texas Lawyer
News July 23, 2020
Law 360 Law Firm Leaders series interviews Rimon CEO Michael Moradzadeh on Rimon’s growth, goals, and handling of COVID-19
News May 12, 2020
Rimon was designed for teamwork from anywhere
Insights March 30, 2020