Tom Coll


I represent public and private emerging companies, including leading life sciences companies, on general corporate and transactional matters. I assist clients with corporate, governance, securities, licensing and contractual matters, as well as capital markets and M&A transactional matters. I often work with emerging companies from inception through IPO and beyond. I also work with a number of leading venture capital firms on their investment transactions.

+1 858 550 6013

Tom Coll's practice covers a broad range of general corporate matters, including counseling public and privately held companies regarding disclosure and reporting requirements, technology licensing, equity incentives, employee compensation and benefits and the formation of new businesses. Tom also represents clients in a broad range of transactional matters, including public offerings, public and private company mergers and acquisitions, corporate partnering and licensing transactions, spin-offs and venture capital financings. He is counsel to public and private companies in a broad range of industries, including biotechnology, medical devices, information storage and wireless communications.

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  • Equillium – $65.4 Million IPO 

  • Dot Hill Systems sale to Seagate Technology 

  • Ambit Biosciences to be Acquired by Daiichi Sankyo for $410 Million 

  • Vital Therapies Initial Public Offering 

  • Flexion $74 Million Initial Public Offering 

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  • UC Berkeley School of Law
    JD, Order of the Coif, 1989

  • University of California, Berkeley
    BS, Business Administration
    highest honors, 1985

Admissions & Credentials



  • American Bar Association

  • San Diego County Bar Association

Rankings & Accolades

    Best Lawyers in America: Biotechnology Law, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, and Venture Capital Law (2007-2016)

    Southern California Super Lawyers: Business/Corporate Law (2007-2014, 2018-2019)


+1 858 550 6013 office
+1 858 550 6420 fax

4401 Eastgate Mall
San Diego, CA 92121-1909