The Business Law Group focuses on serving the business-related legal needs of businesses and individuals in Silicon Valley and beyond. We deal extensively with start-up and emerging growth companies, though we also represent many long-standing businesses.
David Burgess received his Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Hamilton College, with a concentration in History. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School.
Mr. Burgess originally was associated with the firm of Howell and Hallgrimson in San Jose. He became a partner with the Business Law Group in 1990.
Mr. Burgess has 25 years of experience in corporate and business law, real estate law, tax law, and employee benefit plans. He is particularly skilled in structuring, negotiating, and drafting contracts for complex business arrangements.
Mr. Burgess has written articles in various publications including San Jose Business, In Brief, and the Commerce Advocate. He is the author of three chapters in the book Drafting Business Contracts, published by the California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB). Mr. Burgess also has performed various consulting services for CEB.
Among Mr. Burgess's community activities are service with the Presbytery of San Jose, including membership in the Presbytery's Permanent Judicial Commission, and the San Jose Family Shelter.
Mr. Burgess is a member of the State Bar of California, the State Bar Business Law Section, and the Santa Clara County Bar Association, and an affiliate member of the California Association of Business Brokers.