Tom Coll


I represent public and private emerging companies, including leading life sciences companies, on general corporate and transactional matters. I assist clients with corporate, governance, securities, licensing and contractual matters, as well as capital markets and M&A transactional matters. I often work with emerging companies from inception through IPO and beyond. I also work with a number of leading venture capital firms on their investment transactions.

Tom Coll's practice covers a broad range of general corporate matters, including counseling public and privately held companies regarding disclosure and reporting requirements, technology licensing, equity incentives, employee compensation and benefits and the formation of new businesses. Tom also represents clients in a broad range of transactional matters, including public offerings, public and private company mergers and acquisitions, corporate partnering and licensing transactions, spin-offs and venture capital financings. He is counsel to public and private companies in a broad range of industries, including biotechnology, medical devices, information storage and wireless communications.

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  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law
    JD, Order of the Coif, 1989

  • University of California, Berkeley
    BS, Business Administration
    highest honors, 1985

Admissions & Credentials



  • American Bar Association

  • San Diego County Bar Association

Rankings & Accolades

    Chambers USA: Corporate/M&A - California: San Diego (2022)

    Best Lawyers in America: Biotechnology Law and Life Sciences, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law and Venture Capital Law

    Best Lawyers in America: Lawyer of the Year - Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law (2021)

    Southern California Super Lawyers: Business/Corporate Law (2007-2014, 2018-2019)