The Venture Best Team

Gregory J. Lynch

Greg Lynch is a partner in the firm’s Transactional Practice Group and a member of the Energy Industry Team. He also is the Co-founder of the firm’s Venture Best® Team. His principal experience has been in the following areas:

Early-stage company formation
Angel and venture capital financing
Public and private placement of securities
Stock option and equity incentive plans
Business plan review and advice
Mergers and acquisitions
General corporate law, including corporate governance
Initial public offerings
Finance for renewable energy projects (including tax advantaged financing and governmental grants and guarantees)

Melissa M. Turczyn

Melissa Turczyn is a member of the Transactional Practice Group and is the Chair of the Venture Best® Team. She primarily represents early-stage and emerging growth companies in numerous industries, including IT, pharmaceutical, medical device, clean tech and mobile applications. Ms. Turczyn experience includes assisting such companies in formation, capitalization and financing strategies, preparation of employment and consultant documentation, review of customer / vendor contracts, review of equity and material transfer agreements and assistance with the negotiation of term sheets, debt and venture financing documents. She also represents venture capital / angel funds and other investors in the venture space.

Paul A. Jones

Paul Jones is Of Counsel to the Transactional Practice Group and a member of the Venture Best® Team. His practice concentrates on representing emerging technology and life sciences companies in financing and other strategic transactions as well as general corporate matters. He also represents venture capital firms and other investors in emerging technology and other high-impact businesses. Mr. Jones is a serial venture capital-backed entrepreneur, and in addition served as co-manager of a $26 million early stage venture capital fund in North Carolina. An active angel investor, he is as well the Investment Adviser to Angels on the Water, a committed capital angel fund in Northeast Wisconsin.

Daniel J. Gawronski

Daniel Gawronski is an attorney in the Madison office and a member of the firm’s Transactional Practice Group.

Michelle E. Kouba

Michelle E. Kouba is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Chicago office. She focuses her practice on all aspects of domestic and international trademark law, as well as domain name, internet, copyright, advertising, and unfair competition law.

John C. Scheller

John Scheller is a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Groups and Chair of the firm’s Technology Industry Group. He specializes in intellectual property litigation with a concentration on patent cases. In addition, Mr. Scheller has experience in litigation, licensing and counseling involving trademark, trade dress, trade secret, copyright and unfair competition.

Brad R. Jacobsen

Brad Jacobsen is a partner practicing in the firm’s Salt Lake City office. He counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions, federal and state securities law compliance, the formation and financing of startup businesses and real estate matters.

Jason D. Rogers

Jason Rogers is a partner in the firm’s Salt Lake City office. He counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions, federal and state securities law compliance, contract drafting, the formation and financing of startup businesses and real estate matters.

Aaron K. Nodolf

Aaron Nodolf is a partner of the firm and a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Mr. Nodolf’s practice encompasses the acquisition and enforcement of U.S. and foreign patents, primarily in mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies.

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