Roger is the leader of Procopio's Emerging Growth and Technology Practice Group. He has extensive experience counseling start-up and emerging growth companies in the information technology, telecommunications, life sciences and cleantech industries. He also represents high net worth individuals, angel and venture capital investors who focus on investing in companies in these industries. His practice includes corporate formation and entity selection, corporate governance, assisting clients with the development of a funding strategy and the alternatives available to entrepreneurs, venture capital and other private equity financings, convertible note and other debt financing arrangements; mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, the implementation of equity incentive plans, licensing, OEM, VAR and distribution arrangements and primary and secondary public offerings. Roger is a frequent speaker and panelist on topics and issues related to the development and implementation of a company's funding strategy, positioning a company to maximize its pre-money valuation, the art and benefits of selecting and partnering with the right investors, and effectively negotiating the terms of a debt or financing transaction and term sheets related thereto.
Before attending law school, he was the founder and General Manager for nine years of a technology company in Houston, Texas.
Prior to joining Procopio, Roger was an attorney in the business department of Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe LLP in Silicon Valley.