Blake Ilstrup2018-10-24T01:35:51+00:00

Blake is a Partner at Orrick, a large international law firm.

Blake is a versatile strategic business advisor and general corporate and securities attorney to emerging companies and their investors.

Blake has served as a strategic business advisor to companies in multiple verticals, including life sciences, software, hardware, mobile, fintech, gaming, robotics, virtual/augmented reality, digital media, manufacturing, and retail. Blake has also served both as outside corporate counsel in AmLaw Global 100 law firms, and as in-house General Counsel to a highly successful software company and two high-growth biotechnology companies. Blake is a proud United States Navy veteran, having served with distinction as a Surface Warfare Officer.

Specialties: Formation counseling for entrepreneurs and founders, capitalization modeling, general corporate matters and securities law, venture capital financing, intellectual property licensing and strategy, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, equity and debt financing for private and publicly-traded companies, corporate governance, regulatory matters, executive employment and benefits, special purpose entities, complex contract negotiations. Executive and legal department leadership, operations, corporate development, business development, finance and fundraising.

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