Michael L. Platt is a partner in the Cooley Business department specializing in the representation of emerging growth companies and the investors that support them. He is Partner-in-Charge of the Colorado office and serves on the Firm's Pro Bono and Marketing Committees.
His experience in the representation of emerging companies ranges from start-up incorporation and counseling to day-to-day representation of public companies. He has assisted his clients with venture capital and private equity financings, technology and licensing matters, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate partnering and other strategic relationships, and employee benefit and equity ownership plans. Mr. Platt counsels companies operating in a variety of industries, including computer hardware and software, clean technology, communications, biotechnology, and medical devices.
As counsel to investors, Mr. Platt has assisted clients with public offerings, managed private placements, venture capital and private equity financings and general securities law compliance matters such as venture fund distributions and other securities matters.
Mr. Platt received his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he was elected Order of the Coif. Mr. Platt is a native of Colorado and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder. He received an undergraduate degree in Business at CU where he was awarded the College of Business Dean's Undergraduate Leadership award and was elected Beta Gamma Sigma.
Mr. Platt is admitted to practice before the Colorado and California bars.