Craig Menden


Keeping abreast of market trends in the tech and life science industries are an important part of being a good M&A lawyer.

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For over 20 years, Craig's practice has focused on the representation of technology and life sciences companies. His transactional experience includes more than 1,000 transactions and acting as lead negotiator in over 300 completed mergers and acquisitions with values ranging from tens of millions to nearly twenty billion dollars. His range of clients spans young startups like Periscope to hot unicorns like Snap and includes mature tech companies like Cisco Systems. He has extensive experience with a broad range of deal structures, which includes not only classic public company acquisitions and VC-backed private acquisitions, but also regularly represents parties in acquihires, tax free double mergers, tender offers, so-called “reverse” mergers and other less common structures. The one consistent theme through all of them is technology.  

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  • University of Utah College of Law
    JD, Order of the Coif, 1995

  • Brigham Young University
    BS, Business Finance

Admissions & Credentials


New York


  • American Bar Association

  • American Bar Association – M&A Committee and M&A Market Trends Subcommittee

Rankings & Accolades

    Super Lawyers: Top Rated Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney (2016)

    Who's Who Legal: Mergers & Acquisitions (2014)

    Legal 500: United States Edition in the Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts – M&A: Large Deals ($1bn-5bn) category (2012)



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3175 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1130