Carmelo M. Gordian


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111 Congress Avenue
Suite 1700
Austin, TX 78701
P: +1.512.320.9290
F: +1.512.320.9292
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Carmelo M. Gordian


Austin Office
111 Congress Avenue
Suite 1700
Austin, TX 78701
P: +1.512.320.9290
F: +1.512.320.9292

Carmelo has practiced corporate and securities law throughout his 25-year legal career. Carmelo is known as a leader in the Texas venture capital and private equity community and was formerly the chairman of the San Francisco-based Brobeck Business & Technology Group. Carmelo's primary focus is on life science, software, telecommunications, semiconductor and energy sector companies. His practice includes:

In addition to Carmelo's company practice, he has an active practice representing GPs and LPs of hedge, private equity, venture capital and real estate funds. These funds range from several tens of millions of dollars to multibillion-dollar funds.

Representative Experience

Carmelo has been a market leader in the venture-backed and private equity market place throughout his career. A representative listing of successful companies and institutional clients Carmelo has advised over the course of his career include:

Representative Company Clients:

  • Acco Semiconductor
  • Active Power
  • Advanced Delivery Chemical Systems (ATMI)
  • Bluestar Communications (Covad)
  • Applied Science Fiction (Kodak)
  • Concero
  • Comverge, Inc.
  • CoVi Technologies (GE Security)
  • Crossroads Systems
  • Dazel Corporation (HP)
  • Dupont Photomasks (Toppan Photomasks)
  • Flashnet (Prodigy)
  • Green Builders, Inc.  
  • Group 42 
  • Hoover’s (Dun & Bradstreet)
  • Knowledge Discovery One (Net Perceptions)
  • iCeutica, Inc.
  • i2 Technologies
  • Inet Technologies (Tektronix)
  • Internet Security Systems (IBM)
  • Iroko Pharmaceuticals
  • LDR Spine
  • Naviant (Equifax)
  • Progressive Systems (Asyst)
  • PointServe
  • Reddwerks
  • SBC Communications
  • SecureInfo Corporation
  • Sensory - View of America
  • Silicon Labs
  • Site Controls 
  • Spinal Restoration
  • STAT Healthcare (Laidlaw)
  • Tivoli Systems (IBM)
  • Via Video (Polycom)
  • Voxpath Networks 
  • Well-Flow International
  • Xetel

Representative Institutional Clients:

  • Alloy Ventures
  • Austin Ventures
  • CenterPoint Ventures
  • Credit Suisse First Boston
  • Goldman, Sachs & Company
  • Hambrecht & Quist (J.P. Morgan) 
  • H.I.G. Ventures  
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Path4 Ventures
  • Phoenix IP Ventures
  • Robertson, Stephens & Co.
  • Rodman & Renshaw 
  • SG Cowen
  • Safeguard Scientific
  • Sevin Rosen Funds  
  • Tejas Securities
  • Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company
  • Thomas Weisel
  • TL Ventures
  • USAA 
  • Wachovia Securities 


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