William A. Holmes

Will joined New Counsel, PLC in 2016 and works with founders, growth companies and seed and venture investors. Will specializes in formation and financing startup companies, counseling these companies with respect to strategic relationships, equity and debt issuances, M&A matters, intellectual property and all other general corporate matters.

Will began his career in the Silicon Valley with Gunderson Dettmer, a premier business law firm focused on the global venture capital and emerging technology marketplace.  Will practiced with Gunderson Dettmer from 1996 to 2004 working with growth companies, venture capital funds and investment banks on general corporate matters ranging from formation to venture capital financing as well as M&A transactions and IPOs.

In 2004, Will left Gunderson Dettmer and became the General Counsel of giggle, a private-equity funded omnichannel retailer, wholesaler & licenser of juvenile products headquartered in New York, New York.  While at giggle, Will was responsible for all company legal matters including corporate transactions, corporate governance, trademark and intellectual property, licensing agreements, strategic partnerships, employee matters, real estate matters, M&A, software agreements, professional service agreements and litigation.

Will received a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1992. In 1996, he received a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law where he was on law review and graduated magna cum laude. Will is admitted to practice in Minnesota and California.