Our-Practice

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We are a boutique law firm that specializes in business formation and transactional matters, litigation and dispute resolution. Our four partners have many decades of experience much of it while practicing law at premier Silicon Valley law firms. Our rates are significantly lower than those of larger firms. Our low overhead and efficiency helps makes this possible. Our clients range from startups to Fortune 500 companies, and include private and family-owned businesses. Our clients are local, national and international.

Our work often involves international components. We have strong consulting relationships with a number of experienced lawyers who specialize in corporate, litigation, real estate and intellectual property matters. All of our consulting attorneys were trained and have experience working in major Silicon Valley law firms. These relationships make it possible for us to easily handle larger matters that call for larger attorney staffing.

We recognize that businesses today have many choices of where to go for their legal needs. We also understand that client sensitivity about legal costs is at an all-time high. It is a key element of our firm’s mission to make our clients feel that they consistently are receiving high quality legal services at reasonable prices.

Although cost is important, we know that clients also highly value excellent service from their lawyers. We make it a priority of ours to timely return phone calls, to promptly reply to emails and to regularly keep clients up to date on matters that we are handling. Above all, we understand the importance to clients of efficiently moving transactions forward and completing tasks and projects. Perhaps we will someday have the privilege of serving you.

Corporate & Intellectual Property Matters

We represent clients in business formations, venture financing transactions, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, intellectual property licensing, debt financing, corporate governance and general corporate counseling. Our clients include startups, emerging companies and mature companies, both US-based and overseas-based. Our clients are in the technology, life science, web-based services, data storage, artisanal alcoholic beverage, organic and sustainable food, nutritional supplement, semiconductor and industrial design sectors.

Real Estate

We represent developers, investors, owners, tenants, landlords, borrowers and lenders in real estate transactions, including purchases, sales, property exchanges, real estate financings, leasing, subleasing, ground leasing, development, construction, consultant agreements, brokerage issues, estoppel certificates, subordination agreements, reciprocal easement agreements, CC&Rs, entity formation, joint ventures, and related real estate services. Our services include negotiation and drafting of agreements, review of title, negotiation of title insurance coverage, and orchestrating closings.

Litigation

We represent companies of all sizes and types, including entrepreneurs, investors, business owners and techologists in complex commercial, intellectual property and real estate litigation. We apply our extensive experience to cases involving the breach of a wide range of commercial and technology agreements, intellectual property issues, trade secrets, proprietary rights issues, web-based issues, social networks and online gaming disputes. We also litigate business-related torts, unfair business practice matters, breach of fiduciary duty obligations, and lease and other real estate disputes. We also are active in advising clients with regard to matters of risk assessment and litigation avoidance.