Karl Israelsen

Karl Israelsen counsels clients on venture capital and angel financings, mergers and acquisitions, fund formation, private equity transaction, public offerings, SEC reporting, business formation and corporate governance. Karl has extensive transactional experience in corporate and securities law, including:

  • 70+ venture capital transactions with total value over $350 million
  • M&A and private equity deals with total value over $4.5 billion
  • public offerings with total value over $2 billion
  • fund formations with total value over $250 million.

Karl advises entrepreneurs, companies and investors ranging from small startups and individual investors to national and multinational companies and large investment funds. Karl has been involved in a number of cross-border and international transactions involving both foreign and domestic clients.

Mr. Israelsen serves on a number of boards of directors and boards of advisors. He is an adjunct professor of Economics and Finance at the Utah State University Huntsman School of Business and has taught courses on Law and Economics, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. Karl currently serves as the firm’s managing partner. Karl is a 2010 and 2011 recipient of the vSpring v|100 award.

Professional Experience

Attorney, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.
Attorney, Stoel Rives, LLP


J.D., University of Chicago, 2004, Chicago Journal of International Law
M.P.A, University of Texas, 2000
B.A., Economics, with honors, Utah State University, 1999


State bar of California
State bar of Utah

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association
Utah Bar Association
California Bar Association
Mountain West Capital Network
Utah Valley Entrepreneur Forum

Second Languages