Gregory D. Grove


Greg is a partner in the Corporate & Securities practice group who focuses on venture capital, intellectual property, private equity, rapid growth strategies and the counseling of innovative businesses. He advises entrepreneurs, investment funds, strategic investors, boards of directors, management teams, underwriters and public and private companies at all stages of growth and development regarding mergers and acquisitions, strategic structuring, venture capital investments from pre-seed- through late-stages, private equity and debt transactions, intellectual property and technology transactions and exit strategies.

Greg assists clients with the negotiation and consummation of equity and debt financings and offerings, mergers, inbound and outbound intellectual property licenses, distribution and supply agreements, equity and asset acquisitions and sales, due diligence, restructurings, compliance with securities laws, related matters and day-to-day business counseling needs such as intellectual property development and protection, commercial contract negotiation and equity incentive and bonus compensation strategies. He advises public companies and investment funds seeking to acquire or make investments in growth-stage technology companies and also advises companies in such acquisition and investment transactions.

Greg supports clients across a wide array of industries and areas, including software, medical devices and other life sciences, internet and data infrastructures, big data and analytics, goods and services marketplaces, communications, blockchain, real estate technology, fintech, health care, semiconductor, consumer goods, retail, media and entertainment technology, logistics and delivery technology and agriculture technology. Greg has broad experience guiding startups, emerging growth companies and established businesses regarding a wide range of legal matters and challenges that arise from growth and innovation. His expansive client base includes public and private companies in domestic and international transactions and representations.

Greg draws on his training and experience as an electrical engineer when advising technology companies. Before becoming a lawyer, he worked for 3M Company as a researcher and for Motorola in competitive intelligence and finance roles. As a Captain in the U.S. Air Force, in addition to the traditional duties of military lawyers, he served as a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, focusing on improving critical national infrastructures and strategies to prevent cyberattacks on networks and power grids. Greg relies on the direct experience and business acumen that he developed during these formative experiences when representing clients across a span of technology industries in all stages of growth. His deep understanding of technology and business and his experience in creating new or hybrid investment structures and adapting U.S. investment structures to work similarly outside the United States aid him in developing effective strategies to help clients achieve their goals.

Greg serves as a trusted advisor to his clients and the entrepreneurial community. He has spoken on startup and growth finance, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, blockchain, technology policy and entrepreneurship in well-known venues, including the MIT Club of Northern California, 1871, MATTER, TechNexus, the MIT-Stanford Venture Lab, Bunker Labs, Healthbox, E-Factor, the Founder Institute, Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, and the MIT Entrepreneurship Forum of Chicago, as a guest lecturer before business school audiences and elsewhere. He is acknowledged as an expert contributor to a Chamber of Digital Commerce Token Alliance policy whitepaper, and his thought leadership on national security policy and international cooperation relating to critical infrastructure protection has been published both domestically and abroad. Before joining NGE, Greg led the Startups & Venture Capital practice at Much Shelist and served as head of its blockchain team.

Greg finds deep enjoyment in the discussion of new ideas and in collaborating with clients and colleagues to address novel challenges, to create solutions to address those challenges and to grow businesses.

  • Leading Lawyers Network: Computer & Technology Law, Corporate Finance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Secured Transactions Law and Securities & Venture Finance Law, 2017–2022

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs