Complete Business Counsel For Privately Held Companies

DPA Law Group,
A Silicon Valley Business Law Firm

DPA Law Group is a boutique San Jose, California business law firm serving privately held businesses, start-ups, entrepreneurs and investors. We focus on corporate and transactional matters. This includes organizing corporations and limited liability companies, providing strategic support to start-ups in venture capital and angel financings, and supporting our client's day-to-day contract and general counsel needs. We represent buyers and sellers in the purchase and sales of businesses and merger and asset sale transactions. Contract support includes negotiating and drafting hosted software and cloud service agreements, staffing and professional services agreements, partnering contracts, and distribution and intellectual property transfer agreements. Our goal is to deliver our attorneys’ large firm expertise on a more personal scale and at a more client-friendly price-point from our offices in San Jose's Willow Glen business district.

Our clients include self-funded start-ups, angel and venture backed technology companies, privately held “brick and mortar” businesses, angel investors, and off-shore investors and corporations with—or seeking—a corporate presence in Silicon Valley, Delaware or Nevada.

On a select basis we represent clients in mediation, arbitration and litigation in California state and federal courts. This is particularly the case in matters of contract disputes between businesses, partnership and stockholder disputes, alleged trade secret misappropriation arising out of employee mobility or perceived unfair competition by former employees or partners.

Our Team

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Phone: 408-300-5770
Drew Piunti is the managing principal of the DPA Law Group. He is our lead attorney in equity financing, corporate and start-up counseling, buying and selling business, and mergers and acquisitions. As out-sourced general counsel, Drew manages certai… Read More
Delphine Guerre's Profile Image
Phone: 408-300-5770
Delphine Guerre is of counsel to DPA Law Group. She specializes in the drafting and negotiation of technology sales and services agreements and other business contracts. Delphine advises private companies with respect to intellectual property licensi… Read More
Kelly L. Raftery's Profile Image
Phone: 408-300-5770
Kelly Raftery is of counsel to DPA Law Group. Her practice focuses on litigation and dispute resolution in a variety of civil matters, with a particular emphasis on trial work and other evidentiary proceedings. She is a highly skilled litigator and a… Read More

Recent Posts

A startup’s receiving its first term sheet is generally an important early milestone. And while investor term sheets are not generic, they are designed to protect the investors’ investment – not the company. So it is not uncommon for founders a… Read More
In an earlier post we address why a California corporation’s status sometimes becomes suspended and how to avoid this (May, 2015: Why Does The “Active” Status of a California Corporation Get Suspended, and How is This Avoided?”)  As we expla… Read More