Hall, Michael W.

Michael W. Hall

Retired Partner

Michael Hall retired from the partnership in December 2014. Mr. Hall represented emerging growth companies, both public and private, and has broad experience in:

  • Venture capital financing
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Public securities

A former director and founding partner of Venture Law Group, Mr. Hall’s clients ranged from life science companies to those involved in a variety of technology segments such as software and electronics. He also represented underwriters in public offerings and venture capitalists in private equity financings.

At the time of his retirement, Mr. Hall taught classes at Stanford and Boalt Hall on representation of technology companies. He was named as one of America’s Leading Business Lawyers in Chambers US 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, and recognized as a "key partner" for Venture Capital and Emerging Companies in The Legal 500 2012. He was also named a "Life Science Star" in LMG LIfe Sciences 2012. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Hall was a member of the board of San Francisco RBI, a non-profit focused on sports and literacy for underprivileged children in San Francisco.


  • JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 1982
  • BA, California State University, Sonoma, 1970