Thomas Tobiason

Special Advisor, Global Corporate Development

San Francisco

Thomas H. Tobiason is a member of the Technology Companies Group, which advises high growth technology companies, venture capital firms and investment banks.

Tommy represents public and private high-tech and life science companies in the renewable energy, life science, mobile, Internet, display, semiconductor and other high-tech industries, focusing on formation, financing and general corporate counseling.

He has completed hundreds of venture capital financings as well as numerous acquisitions (representing both acquirers and sellers), public offerings (representing both issuers and underwriters) and commercial transactions.

Tommy, who spent most of his career based in California's Silicon Valley, also advises a number of entrepreneurs and companies doing business in China, Taiwan, Vietnam and India. He regularly advises on corporate governance and securities law compliance matters, including Sarbanes-Oxley counseling and compliance.

Tommy has represented numerous investment banking clients including Goldman, Sachs & Co., Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. He has also represented numerous venture capital firms, including Matrix Partners, Maveron, Sequoia Capital, Steamboat Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners and Walden International.

Prior to joining the firm, Tommy was a director of Venture Law Group.

  • Over the years, Tommy has worked with many companies in the Internet, solar, mobile, display, semiconductor and healthcare industries, including:

    • AcroMetrix (funded by Telegraph Hill Partners)
    • Shanghai Comtec Solar
    • Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK)
    • Energo Solar S.A.
    • Endforce (funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, INVESCO Private Capital, WK Technology Fund and others)
    • Handmark (funded by Hanna Ventures and others)
    • IGG (funded by IDGVC, Vertex, Hearst)
    • Intellisync Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNC)
    • Iridigm Display Corporation (acquired by Qualcomm)
    • Lambdaflex (acquired by Avanex)
    • Laserscope (NASDAQ: LSCP)
    • myShape (funded by Draper Fisher Jurvetson)
    • OneStop, Inc. (funded by Bessemer Venture Partners)
    • Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL)
    • Photop (funded by Walden International)
    • Preview Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: PRVW)
    • Patholase (funded by Nexus Medical Partners)
    • RF Nano (funded by OKapi Ventures)
    • Voyan Technology Inc. (acquired by Tokyo Electron Ltd.)
    • VXtreme (acquired by Microsoft)