Joey M. Tran

Partner

Silicon Valley Office

950 South Bascom Avenue, Suite 1113

San Jose, CA 95128

650.489.0852 direct

650.662.1040 fax

jtran@acceleronlaw.com

Education

J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law
Editor-in-Chief, Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal

B.A., Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley

B.A., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

 

Memberships

The State Bar of California

 

Joey’s practice focuses on outsourced general counsel services, with an emphasis on the general representation of emerging growth companies in all stages of maturity. Joey has represented a wide variety of companies - ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies - and in many industries - ranging from technology companies to life sciences companies.

 

Joey has handled all matters of corporate representation, including venture capital and debt financing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and strategic counseling, IP/technology licensing and commercial agreements. Joey has structured, managed and led both venture capital equity financings and convertible debt financings. He has facilitated mergers, acquisitions and asset purchase transactions between both private and public companies. As primary outside corporate counsel, Joey has drafted and negotiated a broad range of commercial licenses and agreements, including software licenses, software development and assignment, joint development, technology transfer, distribution, product distribution, strategic partnership, professional services, reseller, application service provider, master subscription, office lease and sublease agreements.

 

Prior to joining Acceleron Law Group, Joey was a partner at Fortis General Counsel, LLP, which was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Tier 1 California corporate law firm and by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 50 boutique law firms in California.  Prior to that, Joey practiced law in the Palo Alto offices of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP where he was responsible for closing numerous venture capital and debt financings and merger and acquisition transactions. Prior to his legal career, Joey worked in the biotechnology industry as a clinical research associate for both a medical device company and a contract research organization located in the Silicon Valley.

Clients Represented:
  • AI.Reverie, Inc.

  • Backyard, Inc. (acquired by Sightly, Inc.)

  • Betek Manufacturing, Inc., dba Bentek (acquired by Fundamental Capital LLC)

  • bLife, Inc. (acquired by ABK Ventures, Inc.)

  • CloudPlus, Inc.

  • Crazy Egg, Inc. (founded by Neil Patel and Hiten Shah)

  • eASIC Corporation (funded by Vinod Khosla, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, KPS Partners LP and Crescendo Ventures)

  • Darkstore, Inc.

  • Forge, Inc.

  • Giga Omni Media, Inc. (GigaOM)

  • Inside.com Inc. (fomerly Mahalo.com Inc.)

  • LAUNCH Media, LLC

  • Lush, Inc. (Farmstead)

  • mFoundry (funded by Apax Partners, Ignition Partners)

  • Numenta, Inc. (founded and funded by Donna Dubinsky and Jeffrey Hawkins)

  • Palerra, Inc. (acquired by Oracle Corporation)

  • Platform Solutions, Inc. (funded by Goldman Sachs, Blueprint Ventures and InterWest Partners)

  • Podible, Inc.

  • Space Pencil, Inc., dba KISSmetrics

  • Totality Corporation (acquired by MCI Communications Services, Inc.)

  • Wash.io, Inc.

  • WeGame.com Inc. (acquired by Tagged, Inc.)

  • ZipZapPlay, Inc. (acquired by PopCap Games, Inc.)

  • BlueRun Ventures

  • Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX)

  • Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM)

  • Lucent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: LU)

  • Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM)

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