A Silicon Valley native, Blake has more than 20 years of legal experience practicing executive compensation and employee benefits in the San Francisco Bay Area. Blake advises early to late-stage venture-backed and privately-held companies on equity compensation matters. His primary practice focus is two-fold: working with investors and venture backed companies from inception to exit (IPO, direct listing) and mergers and acquisitions (both buy-side and sell-side). In each of Blake’s two primary areas of focus, his practice encompasses tax, securities, accounting and corporate law matters.

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  • Inscripta Acquires Infinome Biosciences and Sestina Bio 

  • Biotech Company ViaCyte to Be Acquired by Vertex Pharmaceuticals 

  • Abnormal Security Raises $210 Million Series C, Reaches $4 Billion Valuation 

  • 2C2P and Ant Group Partner to Accelerate Digital Payment Adoption 

  • ONE Finance Acquired by Hazel to Create All-in-One Fintech Platform 

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Clients hold Blake Martell in high regard, praising him as 'very strong, quick to the point.' – Chambers

  • New York University School of Law
    LLM, Taxation

  • University of San Francisco, School of Law
    1997, JD

  • University of California, Davis
    BA, 1993

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Rankings & Accolades

    Chambers USA: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (2019-2022)