Zimmermann, Daniel

Daniel Zimmermann

Daniel Zimmermann is an accomplished lawyer with extensive experience in complex corporate transactions and venture technology issues. For nearly 20 years, he has advised emerging companies and technology startups, and draws on his global experiences counseling companies in the United States and Europe.

Mr. Zimmermann provides sophisticated counsel on a variety of corporate governance and finance matters, as well as exit transactions such as public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. He further counsels Silicon Valley-based venture capital firms, as well as global venture and private equity funds in their portfolio investments in the US and abroad. Learn more about his practice and how he can support your startup on WilmerHaleLaunch.com

International in scope, his practice involves the regular representation of clients in global expansions and off-shore acquisitions by US companies. From 2007 to 2008, he was seconded to a European law firm where he worked on private equity, capital markets, and venture capital transactions in both London and Munich.

Professional Activities

Mr. Zimmermann is a co-chair of WilmerHale's Diversity Committee.

He is a member of the California and New York Bar Associations and the International Law Sections of the American, California and New York Bar Associations.

Mr. Zimmermann has served as Chair of the Executive Committee of the International Law Section of the State Bar of California for the 2009-2010 term and as Chairman of the Board of the German American Business Association. Mr. Zimmermann also previously served as president and board member of Alto International School in Menlo Park and serves as primary pro bono counsel to the School.

Experience

  • Recently, Mr. Zimmerman has represented:

    • Adswizz in financing its acquisition by Pandora;
    • Avocarrot in its acquisition by Glispa Global Group;
    • Capella Space in its Series A and B financings;
    • Dedrone in its Series A and B financings;
    • General Catalyst in its investment into Brainly;
    • Holobuilder in its Series A with Brick & Mortar;
    • Linse Capital in its investments in ChargePoint;
    • m.dot in financing matters and sale to GoDaddy;
    • Portofino in its Series Seed, Series A and B financings;
    • Utimaco in its acquisition of Micro Focus’ Attala product line;
    • UXPin in Series A and B financings;
    • VSS Monitoring in sale to Danaher Group; and
    • Zendeals in financing matter and sale to RetailMeNot.

Recognition

  • Recognized as "Up and Coming" in the 2011 and 2012 editions of Chambers USA for his corporate/M&A: venture capital practice
  • Named in the 2014–2018 editions of Northern California Super Lawyers for his business/corporate practice
  • Recommended in the 2018 edition of The Legal 500 United States for M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Venture Capital and Emerging Companies

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Credentials

  • Education

    • LLM, University of California, Los Angeles, 1996

    • First State Exam, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg im Breisgau, 1995

  • Admissions

    • California

    • New York

  • Languages

    • German

    • French

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