Clayton Cromer advises a wide array of technology and life sciences companies, as well as prominent venture capital firms. He offers comprehensive transactional and operational guidance throughout the corporate lifecycle, from inception to exit.

Relying on keen market insight and technical expertise, Mr. Cromer utilizes his established network and provides practical solutions in counseling startups on:

  • Seed to late-stage venture capital financing
  • Corporate formation and restructuring
  • Employment matters, equity incentives, and securities regulation
  • Token structuring and securities compliance
  • Corporate governance and investor relations
  • Private equity fund formation, structuring, and capital-raising
  • Licensing and strategic partnership agreements
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Mr. Cromer's expertise extends to a diverse array of sectors, including enterprise software, artificial intelligence, digital media and entertainment, clinical research and development, energy solutions, real estate development, fintech, web3/blockchain, and interactive gaming.

Mr. Cromer is deeply involved in Latham's initiatives for recruitment, mentorship, training, and professional development, as well as the firm's efforts in embracing and implementing technological innovations, such as cutting-edge AI tools to streamline his practice while ensuring excellent client outcomes. Additionally, he is a dynamic participant in Austin's vibrant startup and technology community.

Mr. Cromer maintains an active pro bono practice, advising small business owners in the Austin and Houston metro areas in partnership with Houston Small Business Legal Consultations and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

General Corporate Clients:

  • Atmosphere
  • Bright Cellars
  • Carbonated
  • Coder
  • Glide Apps
  • Grammarly
  • ironSource
  • Steamship
  • Syndicate
  • Utility Global
  • Wander

Venture Capital Clients:

  • 8VC
  • A16z
  • Bregal Sagemount
  • Drive Capital
  • GreatPoint Ventures
  • ParaFi
  • Polygon Labs
  • Silverton Partners
  • Wafra

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois
  • Texas


  • JD, University of Chicago Law School, 2018
    with honors
  • BS in Economics, Texas A&M University, 2015
    summa cum laude