Brian Dillavou is a corporate partner in the Austin office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he represents start-ups and emerging growth companies from incorporation and early-stage financings through strategic exits such as initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. His experience includes advising start-up and early-stage businesses on corporate legal issues, venture capital and other financings, stock options and other compensation matters, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings. He also represents institutional investors and financial institutions in venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings and other equity and debt financings. Brian has particular experience working with clients in the technology, fintech, and life sciences sectors.
J. Matthew (Matt) Lyons is a corporate partner in the Austin office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where his practice focuses on the representation of companies and their investors in the emerging companies ecosystem. For the past 25 years, he has been a leading attorney in the Texas market, advising public and private companies, venture and private equity funds, and entrepreneurs on new entity formation, venture financings, public and private offerings, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and issues related to corporate governance and executive compensation. Matt’s clients include companies in the technology, life sciences, healthcare, retail and CPG, and media and communications industries.
Jordan McDonnel is a partner at the Austin office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he helps venture-backed private companies of all sizes raise capital and solve problems. He works directly with roughly a dozen companies with valuations of greater than $1B and regularly advises founders and their companies on capital raises of $50M+ (and even $1B+). Jordan also assists others at the firm in the execution of some of the largest venture-capital financing transactions. Jordan has advised founders in many noteworthy financing transactions led by some of the industry’s leading early stage and growth investors, including Andreesen Horowitz, Battery, Coatue, DCM, Fidelity, Founders Fund, General Catalyst, Greylock, GV, Index, Innovation Endeavors, Sequoia, SoftBank (Vision Fund and Corporate), Tiger Global, T. Rowe Price, and Valor.