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Peter Buckland

Partner

Vice Chair, Corporate Practice Group

Co-Chair, Emerging Company Practice

Buckland, Peter
Peter Buckland focuses his practice on the representation of companies, from start-ups to established corporations, with particular emphasis on software, Internet and digital media, devices, energy and clean technologies. Since joining the firm in 2005, Mr. Buckland has counseled numerous entrepreneurs and emerging companies throughout their lifecycle and has advised on complex corporate transactions, including venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and buyouts. Mr. Buckland is the vice chair of WilmerHale’s Corporate Practice and the co-chair of the firm’s Emerging Company Practice Group.

Practice

Mr. Buckland has extensive experience in a wide range of transactions including capital markets transactions, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and general corporate matters. In addition, Mr. Buckland represents numerous venture capital firms in financing transactions and related matters and investment banks as underwriters' counsel. Learn more about Mr. Buckland’s practice and how he can support your startup on WilmerHaleLaunch.com.

Honors & Awards

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2016 and 2017 editions of Best Lawyers in America for corporate law
  • Recommended in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 United States for his work in his M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Venture Capital and Emerging Companies practice
  • Recognized in the 2009-2015 editions of Northern California Super Lawyers for his business/corporate practice

Publications & News

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February 15, 2017

WilmerHale Counsels Dextro in Acquisition by TASER

Dextro, Inc., the first computer-vision and deep learning system to make the visual contents in video searchable in real time, has been acquired by TASER International, the global leader in public safety technology.

December 2, 2016

Civis Analytics Raises $22 Million in Series A Funding Led by Drive Capital

Partner Peter Buckland and Associate Jessica Wade represented Civis in this transaction.

November 9, 2016

Cape Analytics Raises $14M in Series A Financing

Partner Peter Buckland and Associate Jaclyn Ammon represented Cape Analytics in this transaction.

August 15, 2016

WilmerHale Lawyers Named Among the 2017 Best Lawyers in America®, Six Recognized as Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers in America®—a respected peer-review publication in the legal industry—recognizes 101 WilmerHale lawyers and names six partners as Lawyers of the Year in its 23rd edition.

June 22, 2016

The Legal 500 United States 2016 Recognizes 111 WilmerHale Lawyers Across 30 Practice Areas

The guide's rankings are based on a series of criteria, including client feedback, interviews with private practice lawyers, and its own research.

May 23, 2016

WilmerHale Counsels Kite Hill in $18 Million Funding Round From Lead Investors General Mills and CAVU Venture Partners

WilmerHale represented Kite Hill in raising $18 million, with lead investments from General Mills' new venture unit and CAVU Venture Partners.

March 24, 2016

2016 Venture Capital Report

The 2016 Venture Capital Report provides an in-depth analysis of, and outlook for, the US and European venture capital markets. The report features industry and regional breakdowns, and a look at trends in venture capital financing, convertible debt and VC-backed company M&A deal terms. We also highlight two new funding techniques that have expanded the pre-IPO financing toolkit; five common mistakes made by fledging entrepreneurs; and four things you need to know about doing business in California.

February 16, 2016

Put Down That Hammer: Four Times When a DIY Approach is Guaranteed to Backfire

An article by Gary Schall and Peter Buckland, posted on February 16, 2016 as a WilmerHale Launch blog post.

March 27, 2015

2015 Venture Capital Report

The 2015 Venture Capital Report offers an in-depth analysis of, and outlook for, the US and European venture capital markets. The report features industry and regional breakdowns; an analysis of trends in venture capital financing, convertible debt and VC-backed company M&A deal terms; and a look at important considerations for startup founders weighing the costs, benefits and optimal timing for company incorporation.

January 12, 2015

WilmerHale Launches Website for Entrepreneur Community

Drawing on WilmerHale’s extensive team of lawyers who work with startup founders and other entrepreneurs, WilmerHaleLaunch.com provides insightful, easy-to-understand and practical information about a myriad of topics related to the development of a company.

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Education

JD, magna cum laude, University of San Francisco, 1997, Editor, USF Law Review

BA, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1993

Bar Admissions

California

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