Daily Journal Names Mitch Zuklie and Stephen Venuto to Top Emerging Companies Lawyers List


Mitch Zuklie and Stephen Venuto are named to the Daily Journal's inaugural Top Emerging Companies Lawyers list. This list honors California's top legal advisors to emerging companies.

Mr. Zuklie was honored for his work on Nest Labs' $3.2 billion acquisition by Google, the second largest deal in Google's history. The Daily Journal also noted Mr. Zuklie's work on Goodreads Inc.'s acquisition by Amazon.com and on the eLance and oDesk merger to create in a $750 million online staffing platform.

Mr. Venuto was recognized for advising on one of the largest private startup company acquisitions: the $1 billion acquisition of Instagram by Facebook. The publication also cited Mr. Venuto's representation of Pinterest in two of the largest startup financings of the year.