Ray’s background includes practical experience as both a successful private equity investor and an in-house general counsel and CFO, giving him unique perspectives on complex business deals. Advising clients through these multiple lenses, Ray offers rare insight and strategic counseling that considers a broad array of legal and business implications.
Ray’s experience representing clients in industries as varied as technology and software, entertainment, medical, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, home services and energy add value when negotiations and creative dealmaking take center stage. He represents companies in seed and venture financing, as well as in deals valued at more than $250 million. Whether strategizing for recapitalization or negotiating a sale to a Fortune 100 company, Ray knows what’s important when the stakes are high.
Recent representations include numerous mergers and acquisitions (M&A), business sales and spin-offs, private placements, private equity and venture capital investments, C-level employment agreements and employee equity plans.
For many clients, Ray provides sophisticated ongoing general corporate advice, bringing experience earned in representing one company from its startup to $1 billion in annual revenue and having served as the CFO and general counsel of an enterprise software company that raised $33 million in strategic and venture capital. For corporate clients, he structures, drafts and negotiates commercial arrangements, including complex software development and enterprise license agreements; limited partnership and LLC agreements; employee equity incentive plans; and service, supply, vendor and customer contracts.