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We partner with startups, providing guidance at every step.

GUIDANCE

FORMATION

Selecting the right legal structure is one of the most important initial decisions made by a founder.

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FUNDING

Understanding the ins and outs of capital raising is crucial to a startup’s success.

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EXPANSION

Many legal issues come into play as a company expands.

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IP

Protecting IP is one of the most vital concerns for any startup.

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EXIT

Many founders aim for a successful exit, either through a sale or IPO.

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Meet the MoFo Team

Murray Indick

San Francisco

Steve Rowles

San Diego

The Mofo Global Presence

16 Cities. 3 Continents. Search for a MoFo lawyer.

The MoFo Global Presence

16 Cities. 3 Continents. More than 1,000 Lawyers.

Beijing

39.9139, 116.3917

A keystone of our Asia presence, the Beijing office is a full-service stop for clients that operate in China and the surrounding region. In 2008, Morrison & Foerster served as the sole international legal counsel to the Beijing Organizing Committee for the XXIX Olympiad, providing a wide range of legal advice for the preparation for and hosting of the 2008 Summer Games.

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Berlin

52.5167, 13.3833

The MoFo team in Berlin enjoys an outstanding reputation in the market as a leading legal resource to clients in Germany and across Europe, particularly in the TMT sectors.

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Brussels

50.8500, 4.3500

Through our office in Brussels, we guide European clients through a variety of legal needs, with particular strength in commercial transactions and antitrust clearance.

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Denver

39.7392, -104.9847

Our Denver office has been an integral hub for MoFo’s practices, serving clients in a wide range of industries across the Intermountain West since 1979.

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Hong Kong

22.2670, 114.1880

As the startup and venture capital scene in Hong Kong continues its explosive growth, our leading team of Hong Kong lawyers advises both homegrown and international corporate clients throughout all stages of the business cycle.

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London

51.5072, 0.1275

Our London team offers a broad and deep understanding of the legal needs facing startups and venture investors harboring global aspirations.

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Los Angeles

34.5000, -119.2500

Our Los Angeles office provides guidance to both SoCal and international clients, including venture and institutional investors, technology companies, and more.

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New York

40.7127, -74.0059

Our New York office heralds a leading corporate and transactional practice, including world-class expertise in privacy and data security, as well as in emerging technologies like blockchain and smart contracts.

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Northern Virginia

36.9283, -79.1753

Located in McLean, our Northern Virginia office represents emerging technology-based companies driving commerce in the nation’s capital.

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Palo Alto

37.4292, -122.1381

Over the past two decades, our Palo Alto office has been a major contributor to the emergence of the Silicon Valley business community.

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San Diego

32.7150, -116.1625

Offering legal services for every phase of a company’s growth, the MoFo team in San Diego frequently advises emerging companies, investors, and venture funds on a variety of matters, with particular focus on biotechnology, cleantech, medical device, pharmaceuticals, semiconductor, and software.

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San Francisco

41.7833, -122.4167

This is where it all started. For over 125 years, our San Francisco office has been a leading member of the San Francisco business community.

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Shanghai

31.2310, 121.4627

The MoFo Shanghai office serves Chinese and international clients, including entrepreneurs, technology companies, the Fortune 500, and financial investors and institutions across the greater APAC region.

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Singapore

1.3000, 103.8000

As Singapore emerges as a leading startup and venture capital hub in Asia, the MoFo team delivers stellar legal expertise for emerging companies and investors alike.

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Tokyo

35.6800, 139.7700

The Morrison & Foerster Tokyo office is the largest and most diverse practice of any international law firm in Japan, with over 120 attorneys. Our Tokyo attorneys are consistently honored for their corporate, intellectual property, and capital markets expertise.

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Washington D.C.

38.8951, -77.0367

The MoFo team in Washington D.C. guides entrepreneurs, investors, and technology companies, with particular focus on mobile payments, fintech, and cybersecurity.

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We understand how to form, finance, and grow successful companies.

Clients

MoFo’s startup lawyers are currently working with approximately 1,000 entrepreneurs, founders, and venture investors.

For over four decades, we have advised companies at every stage of the business lifecycle—from initial formation and financings, through late-stage financings and investments, mergers and acquisitions, and public offerings.

In just the last five years, we have assisted our clients in venture capital financings totaling over $58 billion, in closing over 40 initial public offerings, and hundreds of mergers and acquisitions with an aggregate transactional value in excess of $660 billion.


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San Francisco

41.7833, -122.4167

This is where it all started. For over 125 years, our San Francisco office has been a leading member of the San Francisco business community.

Learn More

Hong Kong

22.2670, 114.1880

As the startup and venture capital scene in Hong Kong continues its explosive growth, our leading team of Hong Kong lawyers advises both homegrown and international corporate clients throughout all stages of the business cycle.

Learn More

Beijing

39.9139, 116.3917

A keystone of our Asia presence, the Beijing office is a full-service stop for clients that operate in China and the surrounding region. In 2008, Morrison & Foerster served as the sole international legal counsel to the Beijing Organizing Committee for the XXIX Olympiad, providing a wide range of legal advice for the preparation for and hosting of the 2008 Summer Games.

Learn More

Berlin

52.5167, 13.3833

The MoFo team in Berlin enjoys an outstanding reputation in the market as a leading legal resource to clients in Germany and across Europe, particularly in the TMT sectors.

Learn More

Brussels

50.8500, 4.3500

Through our office in Brussels, we guide European clients through a variety of legal needs, with particular strength in commercial transactions and antitrust clearance.

Learn More

Denver

39.7392, -104.9847

Our Denver office has been an integral hub for MoFo’s practices, serving clients in a wide range of industries across the Intermountain West since 1979.

Learn More

London

51.5072, 0.1275

Our London team offers a broad and deep understanding of the legal needs facing startups and venture investors harboring global aspirations.

Learn More

Los Angeles

34.5000, -119.2500

Our Los Angeles office provides guidance to both SoCal and international clients, including venture and institutional investors, technology companies, and more.

Learn More

New York

40.7127, -74.0059

Our New York office heralds a leading corporate and transactional practice, including world-class expertise in privacy and data security, as well as in emerging technologies like blockchain and smart contracts.

Learn More

Northern Virginia

36.9283, -79.1753

Located in McLean, our Northern Virginia office represents emerging technology-based companies driving commerce in the nation’s capital.

Learn More

Palo Alto

37.4292, -122.1381

Over the past two decades, our Palo Alto office has been a major contributor to the emergence of the Silicon Valley business community.

Learn More

San Diego

32.7150, -116.1625

Offering legal services for every phase of a company’s growth, the MoFo team in San Diego frequently advises emerging companies, investors, and venture funds on a variety of matters, with particular focus on biotechnology, cleantech, medical device, pharmaceuticals, semiconductor, and software.

Learn More

Shanghai

31.2310, 121.4627

The MoFo Shanghai office serves Chinese and international clients, including entrepreneurs, technology companies, the Fortune 500, and financial investors and institutions across the greater APAC region.

Learn More

Singapore

1.3000, 103.8000

As Singapore emerges as a leading startup and venture capital hub in Asia, the MoFo team delivers stellar legal expertise for emerging companies and investors alike.

Learn More

Tokyo

35.6800, 139.7700

The Morrison & Foerster Tokyo office is the largest and most diverse practice of any international law firm in Japan, with over 120 attorneys. Our Tokyo attorneys are consistently honored for their corporate, intellectual property, and capital markets expertise.

Learn More

Washington D.C.

38.8951, -77.0367

The MoFo team in Washington D.C. guides entrepreneurs, investors, and technology companies, with particular focus on mobile payments, fintech, and cybersecurity.

Learn More