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Geoff Ossias

Partner, DLA Piper

SEED SPOT creates some of the most effective ecosystems in the country for social entrepreneurs.

Geoff Ossias is a partner with the global law firm of DLA Piper, LLP (US).  He represents growth stage companies in a broad range of technology-driven sectors, including healthcare, e-commerce, renewable energy and financial services.

Geoff routinely assists his clients in a wide variety of strategic transactions, including debt and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions, exclusive license arrangements, restructurings and the resolution of complex corporate governance matters. He also represents venture capital and private equity funds in connection with their investments in growth-stage companies.

Before beginning his corporate practice, Geoff was Senior Counsel with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance in Washington, DC. Earlier in his career, Geoff was an entrepreneur and a co-founder of two Internet companies in the Bay Area, including, a publicly traded email marketing firm in San Francisco (Nasdaq: MYPT), purchased in 2001 by United Airlines.

Geoff is active in the startup community and, in addition to his role with SEED SPOT, he sits on the board of directors of Arizona Tech Investors, the leading angel investor group serving startups in the Phoenix area.

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