Silicon Counsel is optimizing the practice of corporate law. We combine the practical business perspective of in-house counsel with the high quality and responsiveness of elite firms (at approximately half their rates.)
We've always focused on helping companies transact business at rapid speed and reasonable cost. We leveraged technology, and eliminated the high overhead, inexperienced attorneys, and pyramid leverage of the traditional law firm business model to maximize value for our clients.
John's practice focuses on corporate and commercial transactions. He handles venture capital and other corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, and equity incentive plans. On the commercial transaction side, John handles enterprise software license agreements, professional services agreements, distribution and value-added partner agreements, joint ventures, outsourcing agreements, procurement agreements and internet usage agreements.
John began his legal career with Heller Ehrman in San Francisco where his practice included public and private securities offerings, including several IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, corporate financings, commercial lending transactions and the purchase and sale of commercial real estate. John later served as in-house General Counsel for several technology companies, including Informatica (a provider of software tools and services for building data warehouses), Bidcom (a provider of internet-enabled workflow applications for the construction industry) and GlobalNetXchange (a provider of internet-enabled applications for retail industry procurement and supply chain management). While in-house, John was responsible for public securities compliance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate financings, software licensing, professional services agreements, distribution and value-added partner agreements, domestic and international joint ventures, outsourcing agreements, joint development agreements, procurement agreements, employment matters and intellectual property protection.
John graduated from Columbia University School of Law in New York City where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. John received an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering with High Honors from the University of Florida. He is admitted to the bar in California.