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Riaz Karamali

Palo Alto office of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
partner, Palo Alto office of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Riaz Karamali is a partner in the Palo Alto office of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, an international law firm with 600 lawyers in 16 offices around the world.  Riaz was named as a leading lawyer for business in the IT and IT Outsourcing field in Chambers USA, for 2011 and 2012, and as a leading technology transactions lawyer in the US Legal 500 publication  for 2010, 2011 and 2012.  Riaz is Co-Chair of Sheppard Mullin’s acclaimed Videogame Law Team.
Riaz regularly assists clients with the legal and strategic aspects of all phases of cloud service agreements and other technology transactions, including the planning of the request for proposal  to potential vendors, evaluation of vendors, the negotiation of the transaction documents, transition planning, relationship governance and the handling of contractual disagreements.  Riaz represents a broad range of clients including emerging technology start-ups, investors and Fortune 500 companies in Silicon Valley.  In his startup practice, Riaz has guided companies from their pre-founding stages through their angel and venture capital financing rounds, significant commercial contracts and strategic alliances to their ultimate exit transactions.
Riaz received his B.A. from Rice University with a triple-major in Economics, English and Political Science, and his J.D. from Columbia University, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

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