Anthony O. Pergola is the Vice Chair and Co-Founder of Lowenstein Sandler’s Tech Group.
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business called Mr. Pergola a “deal-machine” and touted his “attention to detail, management and negotiation skills and ability to solve technical problems,” which make deals “his strong suit” (2007) and singled him out as being “practical, efficient and meticulous” (2008). Mr. Pergola is also listed among The Best Lawyers in America. NJBIZ magazine named Mr. Pergola one of New Jersey’s top forty business leaders under the age of 40 (2005).
Mr. Pergola’s clients create, finance and bring to market new technologies in the IT/software, communications, financial services, and life sciences/biotech industries, among others. He assists emerging, growth, later-stage technology businesses, and the venture funds that finance them, in venture capital investments. As those companies mature, he helps them to effect critical liquidity events — whether through the sale of the company or IPO. Mr. Pergola also represents financial and strategic buyers in purchasing venture-backed technology businesses; he has closed dozens of M&A transactions. Mr. Pergola also represents publicly-held companies in the life sciences and technology sectors. Mr. Pergola has written and lectured extensively about business and legal topics impacting public and venture-backed technology and life sciences businesses, ranging from venture issues to corporate governance and Sarbanes-Oxley.
Mr. Pergola is an active angel investor and is a founding member of Grape Arbor, a group of angel investors that has consummated more than a dozen angel investments into technology or financial services companies in the last 2 years. Mr. Pergola is also a member of the working group that authored and revised the National Venture Capital Association’s Model Legal Documents.
Mr. Pergola is a founding board member and currently Co -Chair of AngelVineVC, a network of angel investors and 30 venture funds dedicated to assisting early-stage ventures in the NY and Mid-Atlantic region. Mr. Pergola sang a cappella with Harvard Law’s “Scales of Justice” and aced the advanced placement test in Pascal computer programming in High School. He’s working on being a bit cooler these days, but not doing a great job of it!