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Get expert strategies and advice from more than 40 top venture capital specialists! Representing the busiest, most dynamic corporate law firms in the U.S., these experts show you how they: • Structure and negotiate deals • Comply with all relevant legal requirements • Understand and untangle tax and accounting problems • Document transactions • And more. Step-by-step guidance -- with ready-to-use forms and documents for your own transactions -- helps your work go quickly and smoothly. You'll also find detailed practical information on all the latest developments in the start-up financing and IPO process, including: limited liability company arrangements, technology-based partnering arrangements, IRS "check-the-box" regulations, the latest SEC policies and rule revisions, emerging ERISA issues, federal securities exemptions for venture financing, and much more!
University of California at Berkeley (Bachelor of Science, 1962). Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California (Bachelor of Laws, 1965). Editor of Book, Venture Capital and Public Offering Negotiation, Prentice Hall Law & Business, 1982, supplements each year, 900 pages.
Worked at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro Limited Liability Partnership (San Francisco, California) specializing in General Civil Practice and Litigation in all State and Federal Courts. Business: Banking and Corporate Finance. Commercial Transactions/Energy.
Corporate, Securities and Technologies.
Creditors" Rights and Bankruptcy. Employee Benefits; Employment and Labor Relations.
Environment, Health & Safety. Estate Planning; Finance and Commercial Transactions.
Food and Beverage Regulation.
Health Care. Political Law. Real Estate. Tax (domestic and international).
Litigation: Alternative Dispute Resolution. Antitrust/Trade Regulation. Appellate; Banking/Financial Institutions.
Construction/Real Estate. Creditors" Rights, Bankruptcy and Insurance Insolvency. Energy Matters; Employment/Equal Opportunity.
Employee Retirement Income Security Act; Insurance; Intellectual Property. Maritime/Admiralty; Media/Entertainment/Sports.
Securities. Tort/Product Liability.
And White Collar Defense. Intellectual Property: Aesthetic Design & Trade Dress Protection.
Biotechnology. Computer Law. Copyright Law.
Intellectual Property Audits and Strategic Planning. International Trade Commission.
Licensing and Technology Transfer. Procurement of Property Rights.
Patent Prosecution; Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition.
Trademark Law. Interference Practice. Mechanical/Biomed/Aeronautical.
Admitted to the bar, 1966, California.
1979, District of Columbia. (Group Executive Vice President and General Counsel). Founded in 1874, Pillsbury Madison & Sutro Limited Liability Partnership has grown to become one of the largest law firms in the United States, with more than 560 attorneys and expertise in virtually every area of the law.
With offices in seven California cities, New York, Washington, District of Columbia, and two offices in Asia, Hong Kong and Tokyo, the firm combines a strong domestic practice with a dynamic presence in the rapidly changing international markets.
The firm"s corporate expertise encompasses all aspects of business law and covers the full range of legal needs. Our litigation practice is conducted by trial lawyers who have handled landmark cases in the federal and state courts.
Our intellectual property practices focuses on litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, licensing and copyright protection. Pillsbury attorneys also work in other legal areas where technology interacts with law, including international trade, environmental protection and food and drug regulation.
The firm"s clients range from large national and international corporations to start-up companies, the United States. and foreign governments to universities to individuals.
The Cushman Darby & Cushman Intellectual Property Group of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro Limited Liability Partnership has practiced intellectual property law since 1892, concentrating on United States and international patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition law, other technology-associated matters, and related litigation in all courts and administrative agencies. Our patent attorneys have degrees in technical disciplines, and a number hold advanced degrees. Many have practical experience as engineers, microbiologists, physicists, computer experts and chemists.
Member corporation governance, shareholder rights and securities transactionscom. California Senate Commission, since 1986. Board directors American Conservatory Theater.
Member American Bar Association (chairman state regulation of securities committee 1981-1984, member county of section of business law 1986-1990, chairman banking law committee 1992-1996), BarAssn. San Francisco (board directors 1993-1996), Orinda Country Club.
Married Virginia Smedberg, September 6, 1964. Children: Pamela, Peter, Shelley.