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Neil Nathanson



Neil Nathanson, a partner in the firm's Business practice, focuses on emerging technology company representation. He advises emerging growth companies in venture, angel and other private and public equity and debt financings, corporate governance, securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and computer and Internet law. He also represents angels, venture capital funds and private equity firms on portfolio investments.

Neil's current clients include Concero Group Inc. (application service provider for benefit plan administration), Culinate Inc. (community Website), iMove Inc. (spherical video security systems), Inovise Medical Inc. (medical devices), Kaibridge Inc. (computer animation), Kentrox, LLC (network access equipment), Micro Power Electronics Inc. (battery subsystems), Phoseon Technology Inc. (solid state light sources), SagaCity Media Inc. (city magazines), Thetus Corporation (modeling and discovery infrastructure software), and Vigilan Inc. (software for assisted living centers). Neil's venture fund and private equity clients include SmartForest Ventures, LLC and the Oregon Angel Fund.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2007 - Present: Corporate Law; Venture Capital Law
  • Listed in Oregon Law & Politics, "Oregon Super Lawyers"

Professional Leadership

  • Oregon State Bar Association (Business, Computer and Internet, and Securities Regulation Sections); Member Business Law Section Checklist Committee and author of venture capital financing checklist
  • TechAmerica Oregon, Emerging Business Committee, Chair, 2006 - 2007 
  • Software Association of Oregon
  • Oregon Entrepreneurs Network
  • Oregon Angel Fund

Community Involvement

  • Entrepreneur Foundation of the Northwest, Board Member
  • Portland Schools Foundation, Volunteer
  • American Jewish Committee, Portland Chapter, Board Member, 2005 - 2008 
  • Jackson Soccer Club Volunteer

Related Employment

  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC, Palo Alto, CA, Associate, 1993 - 1997


  • Hon. Saundra Brown Armstrong, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California


  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 1992
  • University of Michigan, M.S., Computer Science, 1984
  • University of Michigan, B.S., Economics and Computer Science, with high distinction, 1982

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon