NEW YORK, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — VLP Law Group this week announced the continued expansion of its East Coast corporate practice with the addition of Conrad Everhard, who joins as a partner in New York. Everhard is a senior corporate and transactional attorney with over 20 years of private practice experience and three years as General Counsel.

“I am very excited about joining VLP and being able to provide my clients with an innovative approach and cost-effective legal services, said Everhard. “I believe VLP offers my clients an excellent opportunity to receive outstanding legal service and an excellent technology platform.”

Everhard has significant M&A experience counseling publicly traded and private buyers and sellers in executing, structuring and negotiating complex buy-out, spin-off, joint venture and sale transactions in many industries, including financial services, software, telecom, alternative energy, automotive parts, paper packaging, textile and computer hardware. He has broad-based corporate finance experience, with particular emphasis in the private equity and venture capital sectors, and substantial corporate governance experience, including managing and counseling sophisticated boards of directors, overseeing stockholder actions and communications and resolving stockholder disputes.

“We are delighted to have Conrad join our Corporate and Emerging Growth practice,” said Christopher La Chance, head of the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice group. “His experience as General Counsel and the numerous complex transactions on which he has advised in private practice provide him a unique perspective that will benefit our clients and further enhance our East Coast capabilities.”

“Conrad’s addition, plus the recent addition of Marcus Wilkinson, further strengthens our New York and tri-state Emerging Growth practice and we are excited about the opportunities and additional expertise this will present to our client base,” said Martin Levenglick, VLP corporate partner and a member of the firm’s hiring committee.

Prior to joining VLP Law Group, Mr. Everhard was General Counsel for AE Polysilicon Corporation. Before that, he was in private practice in New York City for twenty-two years, with firms including Jones Day, Thelen & Reid, K&L Gates and Greenberg Traurig.

Mr. Everhard graduated cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he received the American Jurisprudence Award in Securities Regulation and the Chicago Title Insurance Company Award in Real Property. He has a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service. Mr. Everhard is a member of the New York, New Jersey and Florida Bars and has served on the board of advisors of Edison Innovation Fund, a venture capital fund created by the State of New Jersey (EDA) to assist high tech and life sciences businesses in New Jersey.

About VLP’s Corporate Practice:

VLP has a broad-based corporate practice which is focused on the representation of start-up, middle market and later-stage companies across a range of industries, sectors and technologies, including life sciences, medical devices, clean tech and alternative energy, software, internet and e-commerce, telecommunications, semiconductors, advanced materials, consulting and professional services and government services, among others. VLP’s corporate attorneys strive to understand our clients’ business and technology to allow us to better collaborate and provide advice with respect to ongoing operational and transactional matters

Our attorneys have an average of over ten years’ experience, much of it with large national and global law firms, and leverage that experience every day to deliver corporate legal services at a high level of efficiency and cost-effectiveness to VLP’s clients.

For more information regarding corporate-related legal services that VLP offers, please contact VLP: Emerging Growth & Start-Up Companies; M&A; and Securities & Capital Raising. We also provide counsel and assistance to our clients in a number of related areas, including executive and general employee compensation and employment matters and tax structuring and counseling.

About VLP:

Founded in 2008, VLP is a business and transactional law firm that delivers top quality, efficient and cost-effective legal services. Our practice reaches across many industry sectors, including high tech, life sciences, angel and venture capital financings, clean tech, retail, consumer product, commercial lending and real estate. VLP has continued its strong growth, and is made up of noted attorneys with significant experience who believe VLP’s unique, client-oriented and cost-effective model is the best platform for their practice. Our partners are regularly recognized by their peers as outstanding attorneys, and the firm has been recognized as a top company for its promotion of quality of life in the workplace. Our lean model means that we can provide sophisticated, focused services to our clients, and we can do it at competitive rates.

VLP partners represent clients that vary in size from individual executives and early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies. Our clients include public and private corporations, venture capital investors, private equity funds, educational institutions, nonprofits and individuals. We provide general corporate, licensing, contract, intellectual property protection and counseling, securities regulation, financing, employment, merger and acquisition, real estate, tax and other legal services.

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