Thomas C. Armstrong

Of Counsel

Corporate; Intellectual Property

Mr. Armstrong has over 28 years of legal experience in representing companies and investors in venture capital financings, private placements, angel financings, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters.  His practice includes representation of companies and investors in various industries including life sciences, medical devices, software, internet, consumer goods, cleantech and entertainment.

Mr. Armstrong is a FINRA registered investment banker holding a Series 63 license and a Series 79 license.  He is a Managing Director of Ion Partners (, an investment banking firm specializing in assisting emerging companies in capital raising and mergers and acquisitions.


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1984
    • Communications and Entertainment Law Journal, Editor
  • Pomona College, B.A., 1981

Representative Matters

  • Represented Tesla Motors, Inc. on Series C Preferred Stock financing
  • Represented CHF Technologies, Inc. on $7 million Common Stock Private Placement through Taglich Brothers, Inc.
  • Represented Awareness Technologies, Inc. on Series A Preferred Stock financing through Montgomery & Co.
  • Represented Infrant Technologies, Inc. on $80 million acquisition by Netgear
  • Represented SOS Online Backup, Inc. on Series A Preferred Stock financing
  • Represented on acquisition by

Professional Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Massachusetts
  • FINRA Registered Investment Banker, Series 79 license


  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Past Chairman of Business Section


  • Born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Married with two children
  • Interests include angel investing and tennis