Thomas W. Kellerman represents companies, investment banks, and venture capital funds, advising technology industry clients on public offerings, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), venture capital and other private finance transactions, and corporate governance matters. Having practiced in London for four years, Tom has experience in cross-border transactions for technology companies. He represents companies interested in developing and investing in clean energy technologies, including sustainable fuel vehicles, power supplies and infrastructure, in M&A, financing, and general corporate matters.
Tom represents issuers and underwriters in equity financing matters, and has handled more than 75 public offerings and advised on hundreds of venture capital and private placement transactions.
A frequent speaker at the US Practising Law Institute and the Director Education and Certification Program of the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and served as co-chair of an annual Corporate Governance Forum. Tom regularly lectures on corporate governance, securities, and finance issues.
Tom serves as a board member for three nonprofit organizations: the Montana Academy Foundation, the Silicon Valley Campaign for Legal Services (SVCLS), and Computers for Everyone.
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 1980, J.D.
Western Illinois University, 1976, B.A.
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, M&A/corporate and commercial: Venture capital and emerging companies, The Legal 500 US (2011–2015, 2018, 2019)
Recognized, Corporate Law, Palo Alto; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Palo Alto, The Best Lawyers in America (2007–2020, 2022, 2023)
Admitted to the California Bar, 1980
Former Co-Chair, Education Committee of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar