Mr. Kocher has over 25 years of experience working with high growth companies. He counsels founders on business formation issues and works with companies on a wide range of transactions, including financings, strategic partnerships and acquisitions, intellectual property creation and protection, and exit transactions. Mr. Kocher has served as counsel on a number of significant cross-border transactions and advises Boards of Directors and senior management on governance and other strategic issues.
Over his career, Gary has represented more than 100 start-ups in connection with seed, angel, venture and strategic financings, including Clarisonic, Privlo, ActX, Sensor Medical Technology, PatrolTag (dba Korner), Volt Athletics, Misapplied Sciences, iCarpool, Resonant Systems (dba Revel Body), HomePipe Networks, Klir Technologies, Twango, Ahnu Footwear, FlexCar, Redfin, and Fridge Door. He has worked on over 20 initial public offerings including for companies such as Western Wireless (T-Mobile parent), Electrical Geodesics, Zumiez, Intrawest (Whistler ski resort), True Blue, Greenfield Online and, most recently, Truett-Hurst Winery in Sonoma. Clients he has represented from beginning-to-exit include Clarisonic (sold to L’Oreal), Greenfield Online (sold to Microsoft), Flexcar (merged with Zip Car), Fridge Door (sold to Amazon), PointMarc (sold to Merkle), and Twango (sold to Nokia). He also regularly represents angel and venture capital investors and serves as outside counsel to the Alliance of Angels and is a member of the Legal Advisory Council to the Angel Capital Association.
Mr. Kocher’s blend of private/public company expertise and experience representing companies from start-to-exit provide him with a unique perspective and ability to anticipate issues confronting emerging growth companies. He has been consistently selected as a Washington SuperLawyer, is named as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business by Chambers USA, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America.