The Corporate Law Group

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We’re not like the other guys

We work for you, the founders, not your investors. We can help you avoid the speed bumps and take advantage of the fast lanes. We love helping entrepreneurs pursue their dreams and realize their vision. We can help with protecting intellectual property, forming your business, venture capital, corporate governance, securities, licensing, and employment matters. We believe in free minds, free markets and the creativity in every person. Do you have what it takes to build a company? Do you have a passion? If you’re that person, call us.

Experiments in Government

Avast Ye Matey! In October Iceland gave 14.48% of its votes and 10 parliament seats to the libertarian leaning Pirate Party. Polls had predicted they might do much better than that. Before you roll the eyes and tell us about Gary Johnson’s 3% let me explain. Innovation requires us to […]

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Jazz, Hiromi, and Simon Philips

Jazz pianist Hiromi has been touring with a trio including British drummer Simon Phillips. The Buzz caught their show at Yoshi’s in Oakland. One of the really great things about jazz is that while playing, the musicians communicate and that was on display between Hiromi and Phillips. For a sample […]

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The “Market,” The Big Short, and You

President Obama recently wrote to the Economist magazine commenting on the economy. While he said that, “capitalism has been the greatest driver of prosperity and opportunity the world has ever know,” [Bully, that!] he also said that, “Economists have long recognized that markets, left to their own devices, can fail.” […]

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Reps and Warranties

One feature of almost every merger, acquisition, stock purchase, etc. agreement is a sometimes over-long section entitled “Representations and Warranties.” Reps and warranties for short. Corporate lawyers have most standard reps and warranties memorized, having worked with them hundreds of times. They can include everything from toxics on company property, […]

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Vilfredo Pareto and the Circulation of Elites

As an entrepreneur you may be, as one person put it, “working harder than anyone else is willing to work,” so that you can, “live as no one else is able to live.” You may be trying to break into the 1%. The club inhabited by Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, […]

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