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Temidayo Adedokun

Temidayo Adedokun


Temidayo helps corporations and governmental entities leverage the law as part of a toolkit for solving complex problems.

An out-of-the-box problem solver, Temidayo brings energy and creativity to her work and is a clear-minded advocate who works closely with clients to achieve their goals.

Temidayo discovered her passion for the intersection of law and business while in law school and found herself frequently considering business questions. She was fascinated by the business strategies corporations implement to achieve their goals, and how attorneys could best support them. Temidayo observed that the law was not an inherently restrictive or opposing force: instead, she saw the law as a source of creative business solutions.

Temidayo is broadly experienced in corporate governance; mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions; and venture capital matters. She has worked extensively with startups and emerging companies, advising on entity formation, financing, employee compensation and privacy and trademark questions. She has also worked for a niche public financing law firm, representing both public entities and private stakeholders. Today, Temidayo focuses her practice on corporate transactions, financing and governance matters for a wide variety of corporate and governmental clients of all sizes.

Early in her career, Temidayo realized she would be better able to represent clients if she fully understood their business priorities and objectives. To that end, she founded her own company and oversaw its launch, fundraising and early growth. She negotiated licensing and partnership agreements with major retailers, obtained and documented seed financing, and handled a range of vendor, manufacturing and privacy issues. The experience helped Temidayo understand client priorities and showed her how much business owners value creative solutions from partners who take initiative for driving a business forward.

Known for finding answers and strategies that go beyond clients’ expectations, Temidayo always wants clients to feel heard. Her goal is for clients to see her as a full partner who will use her knowledge of the law to solve problems and help them reach their strategic objectives.




  • J.D., Yale Law School
    • Yale Journal of International Law, Managing Editor
  • B.A., University of California, Davis
    • summa cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa


  • California


  • French, proficient
  • Yoruba, conversational
  • Advised public entities and private stakeholders in broad range of public financing transactions.
  • Drafted and negotiated fiscal agent agreements, trust agreements, indentures, escrow agreements, bond resolutions, assignment agreements, acquisition agreements, official statements (offering memoranda) and other public financing documents.
  • Presented complex legal strategy and analysis to sophisticated and lay constituencies at public hearings and managed work product from cross-functional teams of 10+ partners for $100 million+ bond issuances to ensure execution of transaction structures and timelines.
  • Represented companies in a broad range of transactions, including emerging company, venture capital, M&A, funds, securities, financing and general corporate matters.
  • Advised startup companies in the artificial intelligence, robotics, solar, virtual reality, enterprise software, biotechnology and consumer security industries on matters including entity formation, venture financing, employee compensation, privacy and trademark.
  • Drafted, reviewed and negotiated venture financing documents, buy- and sell-side M&A documents, fund documents, purchase and supply agreements, services agreements and employee/consultant agreements for startups.
  • Founded and oversaw own apparel company through launch, fundraising and growth. Drafted and negotiated licensing agreement with major nationwide retailer, partnership agreements with Top 3 nationwide retailers in niche, term sheet and financing documents for seed financing and other legal documents vital to business operations including vendor agreements, consultant/contractor agreements, data privacy policies and design licensing agreements. Also developed strategic response to changes in data privacy landscape and hired team to manage operations.
Outside the Office

Whether reading a novel, discovering something new with her toddler or traveling the world, Temidayo is an explorer.

She’s an avid reader whose favorite books are those written from a cultural perspective than her own, as well as a frequent traveler who has visited nearly 30 cities around the globe. She loves trying new foods and experiencing new cultures, and she names her favorite destination so far as Chiang Mai, Thailand. Temidayo also enjoys spending time with her young son, especially when they can explore the world outdoors.

Temidayo is also a business owner who founded the apparel company Ade + Ayo in 2020. As a new mom, she had discovered a passion for ensuring that members of the African diaspora are able to find products for their children that celebrate their heritage. The company, which offers infants’ and children’s clothing, linens and toys that help kids connect to Africa’s diverse cultures, has appeared on the TV show Shark Tank and has launched an exclusive collection with major retailer Target.