Denny Roja

Denny Roja has over 25 years of experience in law and business. He now focuses his practice on Debt Resolution for consumers. His ideal client is an individual who owes money to creditors and needs a lawyer to help negotiate a settlement of his debts.

Prior to forming VQ Law Group, Denny was a partner at Venture Law Partners where he provided general counsel services to numerous emerging growth companies.

He has done a variety of corporate transactions for emerging growth companies and technology startups, including corporate formation, corporate governance, contract negotiations, mergers & acquisitions, strategic partnering, venture capital financings, corporate finance, and intellectual property licensing. He is a dealmaker at heart and has enjoyed leading, negotiating and consummating numerous M&A deals, technology licensing, corporate finance, private equity and venture financings thus significantly contributing to clients' growth and profitability. A significant mark is his ability to balance legal risks with the client's strategic and business objectives to get deals to close successfully. Additionally, Denny has extensive experience negotiating and drafting a broad range of customer and vendor contracts including software licensing, statements of work, SaaS solutions, strategic partnering agreements, reseller agreements, OEM agreements and product development agreements.

Denny has also been managing partner and general counsel of Acuity Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund which invested primarily in web-based software. Prior to that, Denny was managing director for a Silicon Valley-based investment banking firm that provided corporate financial advisory and mergers & acquisition services to many technology firms. He was also previously head of mergers & acquisitions for two Fortune 50 companies — Kraft Heinz (formerly General Foods) and AT&T (formerly Pacific Telesis) where he played a key role in its mobile telecom and wireless acquisitions. Denny's international experience includes serving as a legal and strategic advisor to Olympus Corporation of Japan and Wells Fargo's Asian strategic business unit.

Practice Focus

  •   • Debt Resolution
  •   • Business Law

Key Areas

  •   • Debt Resolution
  •   • Mergers & Acquisitions and joint ventures
  •   • Venture capital transactions
  •   • Private placements of securities
  •   • Debt financing
  •   • Entity formation, including start-ups
  •   • General counsel services

Academic Credentials

  •   • J.D., Fordham University School of Law
  •   • M.B.A., Stanford University Graduate School of Business
  •   • M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Washington
  •   • National Science Foundation Fellow in Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  •   • B.S. Chemical Engineering, summa cum laude, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, PH


  •   • California State Bar

Honors and Awards

  •   • Fellow, Silicon Valley Leadership Forum
  •   • Inductee, Stanford University Alumni Multicultural Hall of Fame