Ron Star is a San Francisco/Silicon Valley lawyer with the international law firm of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP. He focuses on securities law, financings, venture capital, technology transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. He works closely with start‐up and private companies on issues related to equity and financings, intellectual property matters, the structuring of executive compensation (including stock arrangements), strategic ventures, acquisitions and management buy‐outs.
Ron’s engagements run the gamut from representing startup companies in formation to representing major multinational companies in strategic investments. His particular industry specialties include computer software and hardware, semiconductors, information services businesses, internet and companies, medical technology, food-related companies, retail operations and financial services companies.
Ron is a frequent lecturer on entrepreneurship, venture capital transactions, acquisitions, computer law, multimedia, strategic partnerships, employment matters and closely held businesses. Ron received his J.D. from Harvard Law School where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review and an editor‐at-large of the Harvard Environmental Law Review). He also received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. His undergraduate degree was in Economics from Harvard University.