Sophisticated transactional practice typically associated with a large law firm without the excessive billing rates charged by such firms. Darren serves as something of a quasi-in house counsel for most of his clients, providing targeted advice in areas including business formation, angel and venture capital investment, intellectual property, contracts and M&A.
Darren Green has more than 14 years of experience representing a wide range of clients on employment, corporate, technology, venture capital and other transactional matters across a variety of industries, including the software, "green" and sustainable industries, web design, ASP, professional services, travel, engineering, retail, publishing, manufacturing, insurance, advertising, food services and location based technologies.
Darren spent his first six years after law school practicing corporate law at two first-tier law firms based in Chicago, and the next two years as the Vice President of Business Development and Legal Affairs at MachineTools.com, a leading business-to-business metalworking machinery marketplace.
He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University School of Law, teaching an upper level course entitled Structuring Venture Capital Transactions. In addition, Darren has guest lectured at DePaul University in Chicago regarding intellectual property issues.
Darren is a founding member of Old Willow Partners, a boutique private equity business based in the Northern suburbs of Chicago, and writes a monthly travel column for The Chicago Tribune.
Darren received his BA in 1991 from the University of Pennsylvania with a major in International Relations, and his J.D. in 1994 from the U.C.L.A. School of Law.
Creation of Articles of Organization / Certificate of Formation - Approximately 1 hour (includes Q&A with client)
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