Michael Best and venture law firm O&A, P.C. have formally combined effective July 1, 2024. Through the combination, Michael Best, the national Am Law 200 firm with offices in Colorado; Illinois; North Carolina; Texas; Utah; Washington, D.C.; and Wisconsin, has entered the California legal market, extending the firm’s exceptional legal services further into the Western U.S. The deal also serves as the latest expansion of Venture Best, a top-10 PitchBook-recognized venture practice with strong geographical footholds in Colorado, Illinois, North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin.

“Establishing a presence in California was critical to allow us to better serve our clients, especially in the areas of employment, technology, intellectual property, and litigation, in addition to venture capital,” said David Krutz, Firm Managing Partner of Michael Best. “We can offer them continuity of service at the rates and value they expect.”

O&A, P.C. was founded in 2015 as a venture and corporate law firm specializing in all areas of the law that touch the venture capital lifecycle. The firm represented a range of early-stage companies, venture funds, entrepreneurs, and large global companies. O&A, P.C. has transitioned its practice and team to the Michael Best platform, founder Dan Offner will serve as the Managing Partner of Michael Best’s new L.A. office, as well as Head of Venture Best in California.

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