Terence M. Kelly

Terence M. Kelly




Terry has extensive experience advising clients in connection with formation, financing, and mergers and acquisitions across various industries.  In conjunction with the Food Beverage and Agribusiness group at Dorsey Terry has represented a variety of clients including wineries, growers, beverage wholesalers, cattle ranchers and developers of software and technology for agribusiness applications.

  • Represent numerous California wholesale beverage distributors in purchase and sale of business and brands
  • Represented acquiror of software with application in dairy industry (private)
  • Represent developer of technology for cattle industry (private)
  • Represent wineries in brand protection matters
  • Represented manufacturer of network security equipment, Net Optics, Inc. in sale to Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA) for $190,000,000
  • Represented manufacturer of video-on-demand CPS, Entone, Inc.  in sale to Amino Technologies PLC (AIM: AMO) for $73,000,000
  • Represented Geo Semiconductor Inc. in acquisition of digital video processing business from Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ:MXIM)
  • Represented provider of managed Ethernet services Yipes Holdings, Inc. in sale to Reliance Communications Limited

Education & Admissions

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (J.D.)

Stanford University (A.B., Economics; A.B., International Relations), with distinction


  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California


Representative Clients

  • CAN Mobilities, Inc.
  • DigiLens Inc.
  • Entone, Inc.
  • Fermyon, Inc.
  • Geo Semiconductor Inc.
  • Net Optics Inc.
  • SIMCO Electronics
  • Solarius Development, Inc.
  • Visioneer, Inc.
  • WeDriveU, Inc.

News & Resources

Events & Speaking Engagements

Lecturer, UC Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC)

Industries & Practices

Educational Publishing, Technology & Services
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Educational Publishing, Technology & Services
  • Electric Power
  • Emerging Companies
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Europe
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • India
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Sustainability
  • Technology
  • Technology Commerce

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Member, American Bar Association, Section on Intellectual Property
  • Member, California Bar Association
  • Member, former secretary and trustee, Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Judge and Mentor, Cleantech Open West
  • Judge, LAUNCH – UC Berkeley Startup Accelerator
  • Judge, Desafío Intel
Terence M. Kelly