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Inna J Efimchik

Venture capital Attorney at Redwood City, CA

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  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
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About Inna

Learn Inna’s areas of practice.

Inna Efimchik has a corporate and securities practice, focusing on emerging growth companies and angel and venture capital investors. Her practice includes general corporate counseling and securities advising, venture capital financings, debt transactions, strategic partnerships, licensing deals and other commercial transactions, and mergers and acquisitions.


During her practice she has represented companies in a wide range of industries, including software, internet, mobile, life sciences, biotechnology, medical device, communications and clean technology.


Ms. Efimchik represents several investor groups based in the Russian Federation and Ukraine and a number of companies originally formed in the CIS countries, which have established a U.S. presence.

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White Summers Caffee & James, LLP
541 Jefferson Ave.
Suite 100
Redwood City, CA, 94063

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Posted by Sedarius | January 21, 2014
Specialist who Cares
I spoke with Inna for a consultation for our startup tech company and she was patient, informative, helpful and very generous with her knowledge. We used a big firm in the past and had trouble connecting with them on the specific issues we faced as a small tech company. I really appreciated being able to speak with someone who really "got it". Inna understands the entrepreneur perspective and can provide excellent counsel on traversing the long winding road from incorporation all the way to liquidation. I recommend giving her a call if you are looking for a more personal and startup focused attorney to represent your interests.
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Posted by Sergey | May 26, 2011
In depth legal help to startups at startup speed
Inna was super helpful for me to navigate complex process related to partnership in early stage start-up. She helped me the same day I contacted her with a lot if insightful details. With her help, I was able to resolve my issue the same day. She also was proactive giving me necessary details to protect my interests. She is definitely the rising star in Silicon Valley.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 425-425 per hour
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • White Summers Caffee & James LLP
  • 2012 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • White Summers Caffee & James LLP
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Corporate Attorney
  • Emergence Law Group
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Cooley LLP
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Heller Ehrman Venture Law Group
  • 2005 - 2008
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  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Recapitalization
  • Successful recapitalization & stock split
  • Acquisition & Financing
  • Successful acquisition of company out of bankruptcy and investment
  • Debt Financing
  • Finalized debt financing for client
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  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Law & Technology Certificate
  • Boalt Hall School of Law
  • 2005
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Small Business Counseling Practicum
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Venture capital Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I sincerely endorse attorney Efimchik! The answers of Ms. Efimchik are consistently accurate, analytic and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that every client would be looking for in hiring an attorney."
Venture capital Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyer's profile is superb and her answers/comments to questions seem right on point each time I have read them. Endorse her without question - unequivocally."
Venture capital Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Efimchik is a bright, talented lawyer who is managing to succeed in diverse and challenging fields of the law very early on in her career. Her responses show a comprehensive understanding of business law and structure which is refreshing to see and a sign of a high quality lawyer. I will certainly keep Ms. Efimchik in mind when clients need services in her area."
Unknown Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Inna is a top-notch business attorney with substantial experience in a variety of corporate transactions. Her expertise is a true asset for her clients."
Business Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a talented attorney, with strong business knowledge."
Internet Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Efimchik demonstrates knowledge and persistence in researching her answers. And asset to the practice of law, and obviously a "go to" person in these intricate matters."
Business Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although Ms. Efimchik is relatively new to Avvo, the caliber of her answers is superb in both their clarity and accuracy. She is also very sympathetic to the individual needs of askers. Any potential client obtaining the professional services of an attorney with these qualities should count themselves very lucky. Respectfully,"
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