Yoichiro (Yokum) Taku is a corporate and securities partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Yokum represents technology and growth companies at all stages of development, through private financings, strategic transactions, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. He also represents investors in venture capital financings.
Yokum has advised numerous entrepreneurs from initial company formation to liquidity event. At any time, Yokum typically represents start-up companies seeking venture financing, private companies that have received financing, and publicly traded companies.
Yokum also leads Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s Japan practice. He advises U.S. companies on their transactions in Japan, and Japanese companies on their transactions in the United States. Yokum also advises numerous companies with operations in Asia.
Yokum worked at the Tokyo law firm of Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu in 1994 and 1995. Yokum maintains a personal website at www.startupcompanylawyer.com.
- J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1993
- B.A., Political Science, University of Minnesota, 1990
ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
- Former Chairman, Angel Venture Financing Subcommittee of the American Bar Association Business Law Section Committee on Venture Capital and Private Equity
- Former President and Board Member, Asian Law Alliance
- State Bar of California
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