Professional Biography

Lee Schindler Partner

Member, Firmwide Executive Committee

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Lee Schindler, a partner in the Emerging Companies & Venture Capital practice, serves as corporate counsel to high growth technology and life science companies. Lee also represents the venture capitalists and corporate venture groups that invest in such companies.

Lee regularly advises clients across a range of industries and technologies, including software-as-a-service, cloud infrastructure, mobile applications and gaming, AI and machine learning, data security, blockchain, fintech, e-commerce, UAVs, cleantech, material science, healthcare IT, medical devices and biotechnology. Many of the companies Lee works with have emanated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, the University of Washington or other academic or research institutions.

Lee has counseled numerous companies from their earliest stages of growth through exit events, including several IPOs and dozens of M&A transactions. His representation corresponds to every critical point involving emerging companies and the VC community. This includes entity formation, board matters, securities law compliance, equity compensation, financings (friends & family, angel, venture capital, growth equity and strategic), mergers & acquisitions and public offerings. Lee also works closely with his clients on fundraising strategy.

Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Lee was an attorney with WilmerHale in Boston. He is a graduate of The University of Texas and Harvard Law School. Lee served as an editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology and was a two-time recipient of the John M. Olin Fellowship in Law and Economics.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2020 - 2021: Venture Capital Law
  • Selected for "40 Under 40," a recognition of dynamic leaders in the business community who are under the age of 40, Puget Sound Business Journal, 2018
  • Received the "Civil Rights Pro Bono Recognition Award" from the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Boston, MA
  • Named a Greater Seattle Technology Ecosystem “Top Corporate Lawyer,” iLnnovate Leadership Network, Study & Entrepreneur’s Guide, 2017

Community Involvement

  • Technology Alliance, Board Member