Eric is an Emerging Companies and Venture Capital attorney that works as “Outside General Counsel” for private companies and investors of all types, sizes, stages and industries, assisting with all of their legal needs. Eric is also an entrepreneur in his own right – starting Bowery Legal after spending years in the Emerging Companies departments at Latham & Watkins and Gunderson Dettmer. After investing years of his life at corporate-in-every-way “BigLaw” firms, Eric decided there must be a better way to practice law, which is how Bowery Legal came to be. Eric got his undergraduate degree from the business school at Tulane University and got his JD from NYU School of Law. Prior to law school, he spent several years in Southeast Asia (living in Indonesia) working as a consultant to the governments of Indonesia and Thailand on a large-scale internet infrastructure development project called “Meaningful Broadband,” aimed at using internet as a tool to improve the quality of life of the poorer populations in developing countries. During that time, he regularly worked with entrepreneurs and innovators trying to cultivate various solutions and killer applications to help the project succeed. That’s where he developed a passion for work with founders and startups, which he has continued into his current legal career, using his experience and expertise on a daily basis to help his clients succeed.
Ray is a startup and venture capital lawyer, partnering with high-growth companies across all industries on a broad spectrum of legal matters ranging from corporate formation, corporate governance, venture capital financing to liquidation events. Most of all, he enjoys working with founders and investors as their outside general counsel on the most important areas of law for early-stage companies, including initial entity setup, debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, corporate governance, commercial transactions, joint ventures, tax matters, joint ventures employment and securities compliance. Ray graduated from Duke University and Columbia Law School, and he started his career in the mergers and acquisitions practice at Skadden and as a general corporate attorney at Gunderson Dettmer. During his free time, Ray loves to snowboard, play tennis and indulge in all kinds of Korean cuisine.