Our People

Dan Seubert

Dan Seubert

Dan represents developers, property owners, tenants, investors, lenders and other businesses in transactional real estate matters. Dan’s primary practice areas are real estate and commercial finance. He has broad experience in acquisitions, sales, leasing, subleasing, development, construction, and commercial debt financing transactions, including real estate secured and personal property secured transactions and workouts.

Prior to Seubert French Frimel & Warner LLP, Dan was a partner in the real estate practice group in the Silicon Valley office of DLA Piper LLP (US) and its predecessor, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP.

Dan began his law practice in 1989 as an associate attorney with the Palo Alto law firm Ware & Freidenrich. Dan grew up in Eugene, Oregon, where he developed a love of the outdoors and hiked and climbed in the Cascade Mountains. Dan is a graduate of the University of Oregon where he did his undergraduate studies and the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.

Dan enjoys traveling and outdoor activities, including hiking, gardening, and cycling. Dan is proficient in French and Spanish and enjoys strong relationships among Silicon Valley’s internationally diverse community. He and his wife Michèle live in Palo Alto.

Dan is a member of the Board of Directors of Mid-Pen Housing, one of the nation’s largest and most successful developers of affordable housing. Dan has been named one of Northern California Top 100 Super Lawyers, as designated by American Lawyer Magazine and San Francisco Magazine.

Dan is admitted to practice law in California.

Tom French

Tom French

Tom works primarily with startups and emerging companies. He also represents technology consortia. Tom’s clients are focused mainly in the software, networking, new media, display, food and beverage, and semiconductor sectors.Tom was previously a corporate partner with DLA Piper (US) LLP in its Silicon Valley Office, and with predecessor firms Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP and Ware & Freidenrich. Tom’s primary area of experience includes business formations, venture funding transactions, mergers, acquisitions, intellectual property transactions, corporate governance matters and general corporate counsel.

Tom has been named one of Northern California Top 100 Super Lawyers, as designated by American Lawyer Magazine, and San Francisco Magazine. Global Counsel 3000 has listed Tom as a Recommended Company and Corporate Transaction Attorney. San Jose Magazine has listed Tom as one of Silicon Valley’s Best Lawyers. Martindale-Hubbard has rated Tom as AV Preeminent, its highest rating.

Tom is married to Natasha Kurtova, an independent marketing consultant to overseas-based startups entering the U.S. market. Tom has five adult children, Sheila, an elementary school teacher, Hillary, a psychologist who specializes in children and young adults, Tim a corporate lawyer for a web-based Silicon Valley company, Jordan, a precious metals investment broker, and Kirill, also a precious metals investment broker.

Tom enjoys hiking, international travel, gardening, photography and writing. He serves as Co-Chair of The Friends of EHP, the advisory board of the Ecumenical Hunger Program, an East Palo Alto community nonprofit organization serving needy families.

Tom is admitted to practice law in California.

Bill Frimel

Bill Frimel

Bill is a business, technology and real estate litigator. For the past 22 years he has represented companies of all sizes and types as well as entrepreneurs, investors, business and property owners. His practice includes all types of commercial, contract and business tort disputes; intellectual property, trade secrets and proprietary rights litigation; internet, social network and online review litigation; and lease and other real estate disputes. Bill is a seasoned trial lawyer. He has conducted dozens of trials and arbitrations before juries and judges. He also has extensive mediation experience and frequently counsels on alternative dispute resolution and litigation avoidance.

Bill previously was a litigation partner with DLA Piper (US) LLP and its predecessor firm Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP where he served on the recruiting and pro bono committees for more than a decade. Bill is a graduate of UCLA and earned his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Bill grew up in Silicon Valley. He and his wife have three children. He likes anything that involves a screen, an engine or a ball.

Bill volunteers as a court appointed arbitrator for the Santa Clara Superior Court and is a past board member of the Silicon Valley Campaign for Legal Services.

Bill is admitted to practice law in California.

Rachel Warner

Rachel Warner

Rachel represents developers, property owners, tenants, landlords, investors, lenders and other businesses in transactional and commercial real estate matters. She has broad experience in acquisitions, sales, leasing, subleasing, development, entity formation, and commercial debt financing transactions, lender and borrower side. Before joining Seubert French Frimel & Warner LLP, Rachel was of-counsel in the real estate practice group in the Silicon Valley office of DLA Piper (US) LLP and its predecessor, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP.

Rachel grew up in Menlo Park, California, attended Menlo-Atherton High School, and is a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles, where she majored in history and graduated cum laude. Rachel received her JD from Santa Clara University School of Law. Born and raised in the Silicon Valley, Rachel has strong relationships with other Silicon Valley natives, and over the years had forged lasting relationships with newer members of the Silicon Valley community.

Rachel is an enthusiast of family gatherings, traveling, scuba diving, cooking, UCLA basketball, Greek mythology and outdoor activities.

Rachel serves on the Board of Directors of Rebuilding Together Peninsula. In 2015, Rachel was named to the “Rising Stars” list published by Northern California Super Lawyers and San Francisco Magazine. Rachel is admitted to practice law in California.