Watson, who worked in London before law school and once sold an Apple computer to The Who's Pete Townsend, says he has learned a lot from working with entrepreneurs of all types.
"It takes a certain type of personality to see your startups through or build a company year after year," says Watson. "Most people would not be able to endure the uncertainty and risk involved. It may look easy from the outside, but it takes an enormous amount of work and faith in what you're doing. I like to help those people, whether they are just starting out or are trying to exit."
Watson's experience in helping companies of all sizes makes him an attractive advisor to many of the firm's long-term clients such as Najeti Ventures.
"Lane has consistently provided to me and my partners the highest level of client service. I would particularly note his responsiveness, attention to detail and a keen ability to offer unique and creative solutions to complex issues," said Chad Denen, Managing Director of Najeti Ventures, who has worked with Watson for eight years. "He is our first port of call on legal matters arising from our transactions and I trust Lane implicitly."
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University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., cum laude, 1997
Stanford University, M.A., 1991
University of Arizona, B.A., magna cum laude, 1989