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Tyler B. McQuillan


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Tyler is a corporate attorney who supports venture capital investors and the emerging companies they finance.  He enjoys working with clients at the intersection of the law and their business goals.  Though Tyler’s practice is industry agnostic, his work principally supports the financial services, technology, and life sciences industries.

Tyler counsels entrepreneurs and their businesses on formation, day-to-day operations, equity and convertible debt fundraising transactions, and corporate development and corporate venture capital transactions.  He also counsels investors and investment managers on the formation of venture capital investment funds and other investment vehicles, and on their investment in emerging companies and other investment funds alike.  Additionally, Tyler helps clients draft and negotiate commercial and technology licensing contracts.

Before joining Mintz, Tyler worked as an attorney at California-based law firms handling corporate transactional matters, investment fund matters and commercial transactions. Before practicing law, he worked in the corporate finance and capital markets division of one of the world’s largest investment banks. This experience allows Tyler to uniquely understand clients’ business needs and provide practical advice that drives the bottom line. 

While attending law school, Tyler was a member of the San Diego Law Review, was an exchange student at the University of Copenhagen, and received multiple merit-based scholarships based on his academic performance and professional achievement before and throughout law school.  He also provided transactional legal services to San Diego-based startup companies through the University of San Diego School of Law’s Entrepreneurship Clinic, served as a judicial extern to several judges of the United States District Court and the California Court of Appeal, and served as an intern to the Office of the Attorney General of California.


  • University of San Diego School of Law (JD, cum laude)
  • University of California - San Diego (BA)

Recognition & Awards

  • Included on the San Diego Super Lawyers: Rising Stars Securities & Corporate Finance list (2019 – 2022)
  • University of San Diego School of Law Academic Merit Scholarship recipient (2014 – 2015)
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Legal Writing and Research II (2014)
  • University of San Diego School of Law Dean’s Honor Scholarship (2013)


  • Member, Lawyers Club of San Diego