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Business Law Attorneys
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Experienced partner level service delivered from a responsive and cost efficient platform.
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Our advice is tailored towards each business and is based on your value proposition, style, and negotiating leverage.
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From business formation, to drafting contracts, buy-sell agreements, and general counsel services, we have the experience you need.
San Jose

Business Law Attorneys

DPA Law, PC is a boutique law firm based in San Jose, California that helps clients in all matters of business law. We proudly serve privately held businesses, start-ups, entrepreneurs and investors, providing valuable counsel for any and all corporate and transactional matters they may have.

Starting up a business commonly comes with complex transactions, intricate agreements, and other professional legal processes that require the assistance of a dedicated, skilled attorney. At DPA Law, PC, our attorneys are committed to providing the support you need. Whether you are running a startup or an established midsize business, contact us today to see how we can help you.

We Are Experienced in All Aspects of Business Law

At DPA Law, PC, our team of experienced attorneys can assist you in all matters of business law. This includes:

  • Business formation – incorporation, advising between an LLC, S-corporation and C-corporation, jurisdiction, shareholder matters.
  • Startup funding – evaluating a business’s needs and determining targets for seed funding, angel investors, and more.
  • Contract drafting – writing, reviewing, and revising various agreements and legally binding contracts, including sales agreements and licensing agreements.
  • Buy-sell matters – buy-sell and asset purchase agreements, mergers and acquisitions, any spin-off business formations, stock purchase agreements.
  • Web agreements – terms of use agreement, software license agreements, privacy policies.
  • Intellectual property protection and enforcement.
  • Other general counsel services.
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What Our Clients Say
Drew is extremely helpful and knowledgeable and always does things for the best interest of his clients
DPA Law, PC represented our company all the way from organization including setting up option plans through exit by sale to a public company. Drew is extremely helpful an...
Pawan Uberoy, Founder and CEO Evergreen, Inc
Drew really understood the needs of technology startups on both sides of the table
Drew Piunti and DPA represented the company I founded when we were acquired ... . Drew was invaluable in helping me through an exciting, but complex negotiation process. ...
Ben Smith, SVP of Business Development, Vobile Inc., former Founder / CEO Blayze Inc.
DPA did not miss a beat and proved to be invaluable to my partners
After its expert handling of a commercial real estate LLC equity financing and its later successful exit from a project in Costa Rica, I recently asked DPA to assist on a...
Matt McDaniel, Serial Entrepreneur and Investor
Drew Piunti deftly guided my relations with my new employer and a favorable mediated resolution of the litigation
When I left a company where I had worked for years as an independent contractor, that company sued me and my new employer in federal court asserting my general industry k...
Keith Freedman, FreeForm Technologies, LLC
Drew was very dedicated, knowledgeable and PUT HIS HEART into my case
I had a huge shareholder/partner dispute, and was looking for a professional and ethical attorney to guide me out of this situation ... . After the consultation [with Dr...
Jessie Kim, Founder and President, MJ12 Corp.

Is a Business Lawyer Necessary?

Entrepreneurs often question the need for an attorney when starting a new business – and business owners often wonder why one is necessary if they already have in-house counsel. In both circumstances, an established business attorney can be invaluable as a resource for your company.

  • In a startup, an attorney can help draft and revise all the paperwork necessary to register your business, incorporate your startup, and get your policies in place. Additionally, an attorney can provide valuable insight on business decisions, as they have accumulated experience representing a wide variety of businesses in different industries and circumstances.
  • In an established business, an attorney can help supplement the legal tasks of your in-house counsel. An outside business attorney may be able to help with the day-to-day, regular operations of the business so that your in-house counsel can focus on litigating more specialized matters.

Regardless of the size of your company, an attorney can be invaluable to your operations.

How We Can Help

At DPA Law, PC, we provide all the legal assistance necessary to help your business succeed. We help businesses by:

  • Organizing corporations and limited liability companies
  • Providing strategic support to start-ups in venture capital and angel financings
  • Supporting our client’s day-to-day contract and general counsel needs
  • Representing buyers and sellers in the purchase and sales of businesses and merger and asset sale transactions
  • Providing contract support through negotiating and drafting hosted software and SaaS agreements, 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.

We Can Assist All Companies, Regardless of Industry or Size

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.

We Are Here to Fight for You If Necessary

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.

Additionally, in matters of intellectual property theft or violation, we can help resolve any disputes through litigation that is aggressive but fair.

Contact Us Today

If you or your business partners have any questions or concerns regarding your company, please contact DPA Law, PC immediately for a free initial consultation. For more than 20 years, we have provided comprehensive business counsel for privately held companies in San Jose and greater California.

Contact us today and see if we are a good fit with your needs.

Practice Areas
Business Contracts & Intellectual Property Agreements
Get help with the negotiation of business contracts related to the development, ownership, acquisition, distribution, licensing, marketing, and sale of products, technology, intellectual property (IP) and related services
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Business Contracts & Intellectual Property Agreements
Corporate Counsel
Business Services
Retain us as outside general counsel to help with day-to-day legal work.
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Corporate Counsel
Business Services
Corporations
All aspects of corporation organization and maintenance, including the initial choice of the proper form of business entity.
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Corporations
Startup
Company Services
We help founders and their start-up companies with entry strategies, angel funding, intellectual property rights protection, growth financings, and exit mechanisms
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Startup
Company Services
Mergers & Acquisitions/
Business Purchases & Sales
We represent both acquiring and selling companies in business sales, asset sales, mergers, and acquisitions.
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Mergers & Acquisitions/
Business Purchases & Sales
Venture Capital & Angel
Investment Transactions
We can help structure investment agreements and also advise on the structure of equity and debt to generate seed money.
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Venture Capital & Angel
Investment Transactions
Trade Secret Protection
& Employee Mobility
We help protect key proprietary information and processes, such as protectable trade secrets.
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Trade Secret Protection
& Employee Mobility
Business Litigation,
Arbitration & Mediation
We have managed and resolved more than 150 business disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and when appropriate, litigation and trial.
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Business Litigation,
Arbitration & Mediation