For almost 20 years, Paul has practiced business, corporate, commercial, and intellectual property law in Silicon Valley and has served as a business and corporate lawyer for a broad range of startup and business clients, from sole proprietorships to leading public companies in the high tech field. He has concentrated on helping entrepreneurs, founders, executives, and the companies they own and operate, in all types of industries. With respect to the tech field in particular, Paul has worked with start-ups in depth at every stage of their development: formation, founder arrangements, intellectual property protection, funding, technology licensing, strategic alliances, and acquisition. Paul functions as a key strategic adviser to start-up businesses and brings substantial experience and depth to that role. He has a direct style that appeals to entrepreneurs as well as a credibility that serves clients well in negotiations. Atypically for transactional lawyers, Paul also earned an MBA prior to law school, and prides himself on working as a business partner with the client to provide solutions rather than take the typical legal naysayer approach.
All this makes Paul highly versatile for start-up and small business transactional needs. He has learned how to explain complex issues in simple terms and how to keep a strategic perspective amidst the many details involved in the matters in which he specializes. In his practice, Paul emphasizes long-term bonds of trust and loyalty with clients.