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Michael Glaser is a leading emerging companies lawyer and helped to earn Perkins Coie recognition as U.S. News & World Reports, "Firm of the Year for Venture Capital Law" in 2012 and 2013. Michael is actively involved in firm management and has held positions on the firm's Executive Committee, Associate Evaluation Committee, Partner Compensation Committee, and several other working groups. Michael has a background in finance, and he brings a valuable quantitative perspective to transactional negotiations through modeling and other analytical tools. Michael is a member of the Model Document Working Group for the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), and a leader in the effort to streamline venture capital negotiations through the use of standardized documents. He has led clients in the consumer e-commerce, interactive entertainment, digital media, cloud services, and premise-based software sectors through hundreds of venture capital transactions ranging from seed stage through mezzanine financings. Michael's clients have been funded by top tier venture capital firms, such as Sequoia Capital, Greylock, Benchmark, Accel Partners, and Andreessen Horowitz. Michael also has an active M&A practice and has advised clients in complex mergers and strategic business combinations ranging in size from several million dollars to several hundred million dollars. In addition, Michael has worked with a number of non-profit organizations, including Twestival and Jamie Oliver's Food Foundation.