Matt Crowley practiced law before, during and after the boom in Silicon Valley with California’s largest two law firms: Pillsbury Madison & Sutro and Morrison & Foerster.

While working with both San Francisco firms, Mr. Crowley’s practice focused on mergers & acquisitions, venture capital, entity formation and public offerings. Mr. Crowley’s clients included Chevron, Pacific Bell, Thomson SA, Evoke Software and numerous Silicon Valley start-ups.

While with Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Crowley was loaned to Banc of America Securities. Mr. Crowley provided advice to the investment banking team regarding public offerings, venture financings and fairness opinions for mergers and acquisitions.

After eight years of private practice, Mr. Crowley moved into senior management with Evoke Software, a San Francisco business integration software provider to Fortune 500 businesses. Mr. Crowley assisted the 200-employee company with several rounds of financing, handled all customer and vendor negotiations, managed all corporate governance matters with the board and legal issues related to employment contracts and layoffs. Mr. Crowley learned the critical importance of managing the legal budget of a small growth company.

In 2004, Mr. Crowley joined the management team at Technicolor Home Entertainment Services in Camarillo, California. Technicolor’s HES unit had revenues of $2 billion annually, providing movie studios and video game developers with DVD manufacturing. Mr. Crowley negotiated with Technicolor’s studio customers, managed litigation matters and was deeply involved in structuring and overseeing Technicolor’s acquisitions, joint ventures and other large corporate projects.

In 2006, Mr. Crowley established Crowley Corporate Legal Strategy to offer corporate legal services to entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses.

Mr. Crowley is the author of Getting in the Game: Guiding your startup through the world of venture capital and angel investors.

Mr. Crowley is currently the President at LAVA.