Lyman Thai

Professional Biography

Lyman Thai is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Lyman is based in the firm’s San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices, where he is a member of the firm’s Transactions Practice Group and Venture & Growth Capital Team.

Lyman advises founders, management teams and boards of directors in a wide range of transactions across all stages of growth. He advises business clients on company formation, founder and employee equity arrangements, fundraising, corporate governance, federal and state securities laws, stock and option administration, intellectual property protection, employment and compensation, commercial contracts, M&A, and other strategic transactions, including equity, debt, and convertible instrument financings and investments. He also represents venture capital firms and corporate investors in their investments in high-growth companies, including seed capital, venture capital, growth capital, and strategic investments.

Lyman has represented clients operating businesses or investing in companies across a wide range of industries, including cloud computing, cybersecurity, digital media, enterprise software, financial technology, mobile applications, on-demand services, online travel, social media, software-as-a-service (SaaS), video games, and other emerging businesses and technologies.

In addition to advising clients on general business issues, Lyman leads client teams and coordinates specialists to address licensing, patent and trademark prosecution, tax, employee benefits, employment and general commercial litigation, real estate, privacy, CFIUS/national security, HSR/antitrust, and other regulatory matters.

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