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Joey M. Tran


Silicon Valley Office

2033 Gateway Place, Suite 500

San Jose, CA 95110

650.489.0852 direct

650.662.1040 fax

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.


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



The State Bar of California

Clients Represented:
  • Aduro Advisors, LLC

  • AI.Reverie, Inc. (acquired by Facebook (Nasdaq: FB))

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

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

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

  • Bloxbiz Co. (acquired by Super Gaming League (Nasdaq: SLLG))

  • CloudPlus, Inc.

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

  • Darkstore, Inc.

  • Forge, Inc. (acquired by NZXT)

  • Inc. (fomerly Inc.)

  • Lush, Inc. (Farmstead)

  • Over, Inc. (acquired by GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY))

  • Palerra, Inc. (acquired by Oracle Corporation)

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

  • 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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