Professional Biography

Mike LaPlante Associate

  • San Francisco

    D +1.415.344.7163

    F +1.415.344.7050

    San Francisco

    505 Howard Street, Suite 1000

    San Francisco, CA


  • Palo Alto

    D +1.650.838.4319

    F +1.650.838.4350

    Palo Alto

    3150 Porter Drive

    Palo Alto, CA




Mike LaPlante is an associate in the firm’s Corporate practice. He serves as outside general counsel to emerging growth companies through all stages of their corporate life-cycle, including pre-incorporation planning, general corporate counseling, venture capital and debt financings, public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive experience advising clients through all levels of fund raising, from early angel and seed investments to preferred stock financings from top tier venture capital firms including Andreessen Horowitz, Accel, Khosla Ventures, Sequoia Capital, CRV, Google Ventures and Accel. He also has advised his clients in both public and private M&A transactions.

Community Involvement

  • UCSD Health System, Women and Infants Services, Volunteer
  • John Wayne Cancer Institute, Volunteer
  • Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, Volunteer•

Related Employment

  • Paul Hastings LLP, San Diego, CA, Associate, 2012 - 2013




Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • California


  • UCLA School of Law, J.D.,
    Editor in Chief, UCLA Journal of Law and Technology
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.S., Biology