Foley attorneys are committed to helping entrepreneurs and our emerging company clients compete in an evolving global marketplace. Emerging Company Exchange is dedicated to providing a forum for the exchange of information and perspectives on the latest news and developments affecting emerging companies and those with a vested interest in their success.
Gabor Garai is a partner and chair of the firm’s Private Equity & Venture Capital Practice and co-chair of the Life Sciences Team. Gabor’s private equity and venture capital practice encompasses all legal and business aspects of structuring, financing, and managing various types of investment funds; negotiating mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions of portfolio companies; structuring investments in emerging companies; and participating in strategic decisions of funds and fund-owned companies. Mr. Garai also counsels emerging life science companies, including biotech, medical device, pharmaceutical and medical service businesses.
David W. Kantaros
David W. Kantaros is a partner and co-chair of the firm’s Technology Industry Team and a member of the Private Equity & Venture Capital and Transactional & Securities Practices, as well as the Energy and Manufacturing Industry Teams. He represents private equity funds as well as publicly and privately held corporations in the emerging technology and life science industries.
Matthew A. Karlyn
Matthew A. Karlyn is a partner and co-chair of the firm’s Technology Industry Team as well as a member of the Technology Transactions & Outsourcing and Private Equity & Venture Capital Practices. Matt is at the forefront of technology and has been a technology and licensing lawyer for the past 19 years. He regularly advises companies on all matters involving the commercialization of intellectual property, licensing initiatives, subscription-based economics, and the procurement and use of technology in business. Matt is also a go-to resource on technology and licensing for mergers and acquisitions, as well as private equity and venture capital financing.
Christopher J. McKenna
Christopher J. McKenna is a co-chair of the firm’s Electronics Practice and the Technology Industry Team. Chris’ intellectual property protection experience involves all aspects of patent protection and strategic counseling, including establishing patent positions for startups, patent portfolio development for emerging technology companies, and worldwide patent portfolio management for larger companies. He also provides IP due diligence for merger and acquisition transactions; patent portfolio diligence and strategic counseling during the venture capital investment process; and review and counseling of intellectual property licensing, assignment and purchase agreements.