Thomas Salley


I enjoy serving as legal counsel for fund sponsors, and companies growing with fund investments, as well as to boards and business owners addressing transitions and other major company events.

Thomas Salley's clients include venture capital, private equity, mezzanine, real estate and other funds, such as business development companies, REITs and public and private companies. After formation, he works with funds and companies throughout their lifecycles. He has also formed hedge funds, fund of funds and small business investment companies in a variety of fields, including information technology, middle-market mezzanine, real estate and life sciences.

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  • Equilibrium Capital Closes $1.02 Billion Fund 

No one knows VC like Cooley. What is really impressive to us is that, in addition to their level of expertise, their responsiveness is off the charts throughout the ranks. – Chambers USA, 2015

  • University of Virginia School of Law
    JD, 1983

  • Washington and Lee University
    BA, Phi Beta Kappa, 1980

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District of Columbia