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Michael Platt

Partner in Charge, Colorado, Cooley



Michael L. Platt is partner in charge and head of the Business & Finance group in Colorado. Mike represents emerging companies throughout their lifecycle, with a particular emphasis on exit transactions, including complex M&A and public offerings.

Mike started his career in the Silicon Valley and has become a nationally recognized Venture Capital and M&A lawyer, with clients extending to both coasts. He has received recognition from The Best Lawyers in America for each of Venture Capital Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law and Corporate Law. He has also been recognized as a leading lawyer in Legal 500 for M&A/Corporate and Commercial – Venture Capital and Emerging Companies, and was named a Colorado "Super Lawyer" in Mergers and Acquisitions.

Mike assisted in the formation of Techstars, the leading startup accelerator, and has acted as a mentor and outside counsel to some of their most successful graduates, including SendGrid, Sphero, Occipital and Next Big Sound. Mike was a contributing author to Do More Faster by David Cohen and Brad Feld and Startup Boards by Brad Feld and Mahendra Ramsinghani.