Complete Business Counsel For Privately Held Companies

A San Jose Business law firm

DPA Law APC 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 APC. 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 certain… Read More
Kelly L. Raftery's Profile Image
Phone: 408-300-5770
Kelly Raftery is of counsel to DPA Law APC. 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 v… Read More

Blog Posts

Company founders frequently ask their California business attorneys whether they should incorporate in California or Delaware.  The answer in the view of DPA Law APC in San Jose is this depends on the founder’s objectives and goals for his or her… Read More
The business structure you choose will have legal and tax implications.  This summary is not intended as a substitute for working with qualified corporate counsel or a business attorney before choosing a structure for your business.  But it may hel… Read More