Tom Armstrong of White Summers Holds Third in a Series of Open-Office Hours at the Marina Technology Cluster

Redwood City boutique law firm specializes in early-stage start-ups.

Marina, Calif., September 22, 2011 — The Marina Technology Cluster (MTC) (, the City of Marina’s technology business incubator, today announced that White Summers Partner Tom Armstrong ( will once again hold open-office hours at the MTC on Thursday, November 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to speak with regional start-up businesses about incorporation, contract and other legal requirements and needs.

This is the third in a series of sessions Armstrong is holding at the MTC. The first was held in August.

“My goal is to try to set up monthly ‘The Attorney Is In’ sessions at the incubator,” said Armstrong, ‘much like a university professor holding office hours for students.”

White Summers is a corporate and transactional law firm of 9 lawyers and two legal assistants located in Redwood City and Portland. The firm’s expertise is in defining and positioning emerging growth companies’ businesses, procuring capital and other resources for growth and, for more mature enterprises, identifying liquidity options.The firm serves as both legal and business advisors to high-technology entrepreneurial management teams and investors.

“Mr. Armstrong came to us through our Monterey Bay Regional Business Plan Competition ( last spring where he participated as a judge, “said MTC Director Susan Barich. “Tom is interested in meeting and working with emerging businesses from the Monterey Bay Area and offered to hold open-office hours at the incubator.”

Tom has extensive experience in representing companies and investors in venture capital financings, private placements, 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 member of the faculty of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and has spoken widely on representation and financing of emerging companies. Tom received his BA from Pomona College and his JD from University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

White Summers clients include Tesla Motors, Fastscale Technologies, RNA Networks, Axcient, Nano Integrated Solutions, Atria Genetics, Tonic Systems, Capella Photonics, mfoundry, and Quantcast.

Half-hour sessions are by appointment, only. To make an appointment with Tom, please call Adam Davis at (831) 582-9718.

About the Marina Technology Cluster

Located in the dynamic Monterey Bay Area, the Marina Technology Cluster grows successful businesses by delivering proven, rigorous, business-development services to talented technology-driven entrepreneurs in collaboration with our world-renowned partners, including science, education, government and research institutions. The Marina Technology Cluster is an economic development project of the City of Marina.


Marina Technology ClusterSusan Barich



phone: 831-582-9718