Attorneys


Professional Summary

Aaron counsels clients on venture financings, seed financings, bridge financings, and exits. He is also experienced advising entrepreneurs on company formations and advising technology companies on general corporate and legal issues, including contracts, equity compensation, and corporate governance. In addition, Aaron is leading the efforts of Procopio’s Business & Technology team on practice improvements, knowledge management, and attorney education.

Representative Matters

  • Represented electronic health records software company in acquisition by a private equity firm.
  • Represented solar technology company in Series D financing.
  • Represented satellite technology company in multiple venture financings.
  • Represented online gaming company in Series A financing.
  • Represented social media company in Series D financing.
  • Represented mobile data company in Series A financing.
  • Represented mobile payments company in multiple venture financings.
  • Represented venture capital firm in multiple investments in alternative energy companies.
  • Represented venture capital firm in multiple investments in healthcare technology companies.
  • Represented seed fund in investment in wireless vehicle power company.
  • Represented solar technology company in acquisition by French buyer.
  • Represented network security company in acquisition by private equity group.
  • Represented publicly listed technology company in acquisition of web security company.
  • Represented e-commerce company in acquisition by publicly listed company.
  • Represented underwriter in initial public offering of medical device company.

Recognitions

  • "San Diego Super Lawyers Rising Star," Super Lawyers Magazine,  2015-2018 (Securities & Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions)

Community

  • CleanTECH San Diego – Capital and Resources Committee
  • Japan Exchange & Teaching Program Alumni Association of Southern California – Former San Diego Representative
  • San Diego Regional Energy Innovation Cluster – Technical Advisory Committee

Education

  • JD, Harvard University, cum laude, 2008
  • AB (History), Brown University, magna cum laude, 2004

News Coverage

  • “Exact Sciences Buy Biomatrica with Help from Procopio, Reed Smith,” San Diego Daily Transcript, October 30, 2018.
  • “Procopio Assists Nutpods in Securing Investment,” The Daily Transcript, December 19, 2017.
  • “Procopio Tapped by Tear Film Innovations for Counsel in 9M Series A Financing,” San Diego Transcript, November 21, 2017.
  • Fracassa, Dominic. “Procopio represents Italian drugmaker in sale to Salix,” Daily Journal, July 11, 2014.

Seminars

  • Panelist. “San Diego Sports Innovators Mentor Forum,” October 3, 2018.
  • Panelist. “CONNECT Springboard,” February 6, 2018.
  • Panelist. “Optimizing Risk Allocation Provisions in Contracts,” presented by the Business and Corporate Section of the San Diego County Bar Association, July 6, 2017.
  • Panelist. “CONNECT Springboard,” February 21, 2014.