Stephen Candelmo has over 23 years in representing private and public companies in all stages of growth in the areas of corporate transactional and securities matters.  He has over $3 billion in transactional experience as a corporate and technology attorney, named inventor on several patents and was one of the original co-founders of Fedbid, a full-service, online, reverse-auction marketplace for the federal government, and Synapsify, a venture-backed text analytics and AI software company.  As a result of his extensive legal and entrepreneurial experience, Mr. Candelmo is well versed in the business, financial, and legal issues facing emerging companies and their investors and has been a frequent speaker at various conferences and seminars on technology and capital finance matters. Mr. Candelmo currently serves as outside General Counsel and is a member of the board of directors of several private companies.

Mr. Candelmo is a graduate from the University of Maryland (College Park), University of Akron School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center and member of the District of Columbia Bar Association.