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Gregory Chin


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Greg has nearly 20 years of experience representing public and private companies in complex transactional and general corporate matters. He focuses his practice on emerging growth industries — most notably cleantech, life sciences, and digital health — and regularly represents venture capital firms and investment banks that support emerging growth companies.

Greg has closed hundreds of deals for cleantech, life sciences, and technology clients. He has represented public and private targets and acquirers in mergers and acquisitions valued from under $1 million to over $1 billion, represented both issuers and investors in hundreds of venture capital financings valued from under $1 million to several hundred million dollars, and represented both issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings.

He regularly serves as outside general counsel, advising start-ups and emerging growth companies on their business plans as well as company formation issues, and counseling public companies with regard to disclosure obligations and SEC compliance issues.

Prior to joining Mintz, Greg was a partner in the Silicon Valley offices of two global law firms. He was co-founder of one prominent firm’s cleantech practice and served as global co-chair of its cleantech industry group. Before he launched his legal career, Greg worked in business development and marketing for an emerging growth company in Japan, and wrote a column in Japanese about Silicon Valley news.


  • Harvard Law School (JD, cum laude)
  • Yale University (BA)

Recognition & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America: Corporate Law (2019 – 2020)
  • Recommended by The Legal 500 USA for Venture Capital and Emerging Companies (2014 – 2015)
  • Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A Northern California (2013)


  • Member, Jewish Federation Fellowship
  • Member, Board of Directors, Hillel at Stanford University (2004 – 2011)
  • Member, Audit Committee, Moldaw Residences, a Jewish senior living facility in Palo Alto, California (2012 – 2014)


- Japanese

Recent Insights

News & Press


Jeremy Glaser and Greg Chin give insights on what to expect on upcoming episodes of From the Edge and share some stories that explain how certain of their clients have achieved financial success and lessons learned along the way that would benefit any entrepreneur.

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News & Press

Greg Chin, was featured in an article highlighting his move to Mintz where he is a Member of the firm's San Francisco office.  Greg cites the firm’s strong presence with emerging companies and the firm’s national reputation, as reasons for making the move.
Mintz's San Francisco office continues its expansion with the addition of Greg Chin, who joins as a Member in the firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice. Mr. Chin is the third recent high-profile addition to the firm’s growing San Francisco office.