John A. Clendenin

John A. Clendenin is an associate in the Venture Capital and Emerging Companies practice groups and a member of the Cooley Business department. He joined the Firm in 2005 and is resident in the Palo Alto office.

Mr. Clendenin's practice focuses on the representation of domestic and international investment funds, including venture capital, private equity, fund-of-funds, secondary funds and special opportunity funds in connection with their formation, operation and investment activities. He has represented sponsor organizations in the formation of over 50 fund programs, ranging from some of the most well-known multi-billion dollar investment firms to much smaller firms forming seed and early-stage venture capital, angel and similar microcap funds. In addition to his fund formation practice, Mr. Clendenin also represents a number of emerging growth companies in financing transactions and general corporate matters.

Mr. Clendenin received a joint JD/MBA degree from University of California, Davis in 2005. In law school, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the UC Davis Business Law Journal and a member of the Moot Court Board. While at business school, Mr. Clendenin concentrated in finance and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. He earned his BA, magna cum laude, in Business Administration from the University of Washington in 2001.

Mr. Clendenin is a member of the State Bar of California.

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Areas of Practice 1) Corporate, 2) Venture Capital, 3) Venture Capital Fund Formation and 4) Emerging Companies
Law School University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D., 2005
Admitted Year 2005
Education University of California, Davis M.B.A., 2005
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Cooley LLP
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