Paula M. Nagarajan


171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363


Paula is a partner in the Technology and Corporate & Finance practices and a member of the Emerging Technologies industry team.

Paula advises clients on complex M&A and financing transactions and corporate governance matters. Her practice is wide-ranging and includes representation of domestic and foreign companies, boards of directors, venture capital firms, emerging growth companies, and private equity firms in public and private company transactions, tender offers, joint ventures, and general corporate matters. With particular emphasis in the technology industry, Paula regularly assists companies and venture capital clients in financings and complex M&A transactions.

Paula has also represented companies from formation through exit and in connection with commercialization of products. She has advised tech companies in raising millions of dollars through preferred funding rounds. She has also managed acquisitions for leading private equity firms and public company buyers.

Paula previously led the attorney committee on racial and ethnic diversity for a local office of a global law firm and is passionate about mentoring, recruiting, and training younger attorneys. Additionally, her pro bono work has included helping clients in U-Visa matters and DACA applications and renewals.


  • Represented a leading venture capital firm in more than 30 investments.*
  • Represented a leading life sciences venture capital firm in over 20 investments.*
  • Represented the major investors of a food delivery company in its sale to a public company.*
  • Represented a leading WebAR company in its sale to a public company.*
  • Represented a crypto company in its sale to a public company.*
  • Represented a public company in its acquisition of a mineral management company.*
  • Represented a public ride sharing company in various M&A transactions.*
  • Represented a machine identity-based microsegmentation company in its sale to a public company.*
  • Represented a leading private equity firm in various acquisitions of SaaS companies.*
  • Represented leading venture capitals firm in sales of more than 40 of their portfolio companies.*
  • Represented leading data service company in connection with its internal reorganization.*
  • Represented multiple emerging growth companies in preferred financing rounds.*

 *Representative matters handled while practicing at another law firm


    • Emory University School of Law, Juris Doctor
    • Vanderbilt University, Bachelor of Arts - Political Science
    • State of Georgia
    • State of California
      • South Asian Bar Association Leadership Institute, Member of Class of 2024


    • Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2024

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