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Terrence P. Conner

Special Counsel
Tel: (650) 327-4200
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Terry has been practicing law with the firm since 1979. As a former shareholder of the firm and member of its Business Group, his Silicon Valley-based business transaction practice includes forming, structuring and advising various business entities including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and joint ventures in a multitude of matters such as seed and early round equity funding, early stage technology investment and licensing, technology transfers, employment agreements and employee and management incentive compensation plans, shareholder buy-sell agreements, and management and governance issues.

His practice also includes representing creditors and debtors in financing transactions, representing sellers and buyers in business acquisition, merger and sale transactions, and structuring, negotiating and preparing technology acquisition agreements, licenses and other contracts and agreements involving intellectual property such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and know-how.


  • Achievekids – Member of the Board of Directors from 1992 to present
  • Palo Alto Community Fund – Former member of the Board of Directors; past Board President and current former member of its Advisory Board


  • Presidio Bank – Former member of Presidio Bank's Mid-Peninsula Community Advisory Board from March 2010 to December 2019
  • Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce – Former board member and past President
  • Palo Alto Area Bar Association – Former chair of Legislation Committee
  • Santa Clara University Law School Alumni Association – Former board member
  • Palo Alto Area Bar Association
  • Santa Clara University Law School Alumni Association