California Corporate, Securities & Startup Company Lawyer

The legal infrastructure for your business is critical to your success as an entrepreneur or a growing company. You need an experienced advisor on your team.


“David is an effective and efficient attorney, especially for emerging companies that are looking for big firm quality and expertise without big firm billing rates. His mastery of a wide variety of legal practices relevant to growing companies makes him an ideal outside counsel.”

M.S., Senior Law Firm Partner
Corporate and Securities Practice
San Francisco, California

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We advise founders, executives, directors and investors in startup companies and established businesses.

If you’re an entrepreneur starting a company from scratch or already have a growing business, we guide you through the maze of decisions and documents.

We counsel regarding choice of legal entity (corporation, limited liability company or another form) and state of formation (California, Delaware or another state).

We help structure the formal relationships among founders and key employees or consultants, including equity ownership, director and officer roles, shareholder agreements, buy-sell agreements, invention assignments and confidentiality (nondisclosure) agreements.

When you raise capital for your business, we advise on investment structures and terms and prepare the necessary documentation. We prepare and implement programs to grant stock options or other equity incentives to employees. We prepare and file the required notices in compliance with federal and state securities law. We advise officers and directors of companies regarding the necessary procedures for successful corporate governance and operations.

If you’re buying or selling a business, we structure the transaction to help you achieve maximum success and manage legal risk.

Finally, if you have started any of these projects without good legal advice, we know how to pick up the pieces and continue the work. If you have questions about any of these issues, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

We design, build and manage the legal infrastructure for your business.