Michael Vargas is a Senior Associate Attorney at Rimon Law, P.C. in Menlo Park, CA. As a member of the corporate practice group, Michael represents clients in a range of corporate transactions including formation, convertible debt financing, angel financing, venture capital and private equity backed expansion, state and federal securities, employment concerns, and mergers & acquisitions. In this capacity, Michael has represented clients in a variety of industries including robotics, software development, banking, social media, education, cannabis (medical & recreational), and other high technology industries.
Michael also serves in a number of roles in the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. Michael is currently the Co-Chair of the Business Law Education Committee, along with the Interim Chair of the LGBTQ+ Business Lawyers Committee and Vice-Chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee. Michael also serves or has served on a number of non-profit boards, including the Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley, the Community Child Care Council (4Cs) of Santa Clara County, and the American Constitution Society.
Prior to joining Rimon, Michael served as an intern for Judge Susan Richard Nelson at the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, and then as a Law Clerk in the Midwest Regional Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
J.D. University of Minnesota Law School
M.Ed. University of Southern California
B.A. University of Southern California
Affiliations and Honors
Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 (2020)
LGBT Bar Association’s Best 40 LGBTQ+ Business Lawyers Under 40 (2020)
Super Lawyer – Rising Star (2019-2020)
Fellow, LGBTQ+ Victory Fund (2019)
Fellow, New Leaders Council (2018)
Business Law Fellow, American Bar Association (2015)
Next Generation Leader, American Constitution Society (2015)
Member, American Bar Association (since 2013)
Member, State Bar of California (since 2013)