Jeff Seul is co-chair of Holland & Knight's Venture Capital and Emerging Companies Team. His practice is focused on corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures, licensing arrangements and other strategic transactions. Mr. Seul represents clients in the IT, cleantech and biotech sectors. His clients include investors and companies of all sizes, from start-ups to large enterprises.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Seul was general counsel of Groove Networks, a software company founded by Ray Ozzie, who created Lotus Notes and succeeded Bill Gates as Microsoft's chief software architect. Mr. Seul joined Groove Networks in early 2000, before the company launched its first product. He helped raise multiple rounds of venture capital, develop and execute the company's business strategy as a member of its executive committee, and negotiate the company's sale to Microsoft in 2005. Mr. Seul taught at Harvard Law School for several years before joining Groove Networks. He practiced with law firms in San Francisco and Boulder from 1988-1995, representing emerging growth companies or their investors in both regions.
Mr. Seul graduated as class valedictorian from Regis College in Denver, was managing editor of the law review at the University of Colorado School of Law, and was a Landon H. Gammon Fellow and a Climenko-Thayer Fellow at Harvard Law School.
Mr. Seul is a member of the MIT Venture Mentoring Service, a group of experienced entrepreneurs and senior executives who coach the founders of MIT affiliated start-ups; a member of the Innovation Task Force of the New England Clean Energy Council; and a member of the Corporate Development Forum Committee for the Boston Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth. He was a board member of the Renewable Energy Business Network prior to its merger with the Clean Economy Network. Mr. Seul is a member of the board of directors of C3 Technologies AB, a Swedish venture-backed company that creates photorealistic 3D geographical content for global search, personal navigation and other applications.
Mr. Seul serves as chairman of the Peace Appeal Foundation, an international NGO that designs and supports conflict resolution processes which contribute to the cessation of violent political and ethnic conflict.
Mr. Seul's recent projects include: Corporate
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