Dana Shultz is a business-savvy attorney with in-depth knowledge of law, business, technology, and the needs of startup and early-stage companies.
Dana develops close working relationships with clients based on a positive attitude and rock-solid dependability. He delivers High-touch Legal Services® (about which you may read many Client Testimonials) – thus the name of his blog.
Dana received an undergraduate degree with honors in Communication Sciences from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law (University of California at Berkeley). He is a member of the State Bar of California and has been honored repeatedly by Who’s Who in American Law. Dana’s LinkedIn page has a large amount of additional information, including many client recommendations.
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Before starting his own law practice, Dana provided in-house legal services at companies ranging in size from pre-IPO to multinational. His positions included:
- Vice President and Legal Counsel at Visa International Service Association
- General Counsel at Baron Data Systems
- Senior Staff Attorney at Lexis-Nexis
Dana’s work experience also includes management consulting in information technology; litigation support marketing and sales; and software development. These elements combine to give Dana Shultz an in-depth understanding of business operations that adds value to his legal skills and services. (See If you had to do it all over again, would you still be a lawyer?)
See Dana’s answers to hundreds of legal and business questions on Avvo.
Dana was honored as one of the Top Writers on Quora for 2013 , 2014, 2015 and 2016. Dana’s more popular answers include those to the following questions:
- Is it possible for an introvert to become a successful lawyer? If so, how?
- What constitutes a reasonable doubt?
- History: How did large twentieth-century corporations operate day-to-day before the advent of personal computers?
- Now that Quora does Legal Q/A, how will LawPivot be affected?
- Should a tech startup incorporate as an LLC, a C-Corp, or an S-Corp? Why?
- How much do companies save in taxes by incorporating in Delaware?
- What do Quorans look like in their Top Writer 2013 fleece jackets?
- Allegations of Uber Dirty Tricks (August 2014): If Uber did engage in systematically calling for Lyft rides and then cancelling, did they break any laws?
- What’s the best thing you can do when negotiating with someone who clearly is a better negotiator?
- Why do Visa debit cards use a dove as a hologram on their cards?
- Why does it seem that US landlord tenant laws are stacked in the tenant’s favor?
- My wife was fired because of gossipy emails sent to her coworker/best-friend about other employees and managers. I know they starting looking for reasons to fire her ever since they found out. Advice?
- What have people learned from watching The Interview?
- If you’re incorporating as a Delaware C Corp, is there any reason why you should authorize more than 5,000 shares initially?
- Programmers are cutting me out of my equity stake. What are my options?
- What is the loophole that enables children of undocumented immigrants to enroll in California public schools?
- Why do lawyers provide many good answers about the law in Quora?
- What should everyone know about negotiation?
- What are examples of huge contract blunders that were due to oversight or misunderstanding?
- Can you sue a lawyer for refusing to take your case?
- What ‘legitimacy’ does the US Supreme Court have when their decisions can be rationalized in any direction?
- Why are so many lawyers unhappy with their jobs?
- What legal issues should early-stage startups focus on?
- What are some of the lesser known English grammar rules?
- How is Judge Judy allowed in our legal system?
- Can an international student be a co-founder in a startup/company in the US?
- I have GPA 4.0, but why do I not even get an interview?
- Would it be legal to open a chicken restaurant called “fatty cock”, with a slogan that says “fattest cocks in town”, as long as the word “cock” refers to chicken?
- What are some of the strangest clauses that have been put into legal contracts?
- What has Quora done recently that has attracted so many one-named users?
- Can I, as a 14 year old, legally own a business?
In June 2014, James Publishing posted a case study of Dana’s online business development activities: Generating Business Clients on Quora.
Dana is the founder of the Bay Area Business Attorneys Network (BABAN), a network of solo and small-firm business attorneys in the San Francisco Bay Area. BABAN members are experienced and knowledgeable in their respective practice areas and provide clients with a level of consistent, personal attention that often is difficult to find in a large law firm. See Why I Founded the Bay Area Business Attorneys Network (BABAN).
Dana Shultz is a member of the Advisory Council of The Organization of Legal Professionals.
Dana moved to Berkeley for law school shortly after marrying his wife, Peggy. They have lived in the East Bay ever since then. (Dana’s answer to What was your experience like when you decided to become an attorney? on Quora tells the story of how he went from writing software in Detroit to attending law school in Berkeley.)
They have two intelligent, personable, attractive daughters with whom Dana has been totally in love since the minute they were born. They also have two intelligent, personable, attractive female Golden Retrievers (Dana is the only male in the household).
In 2009, Dana took up Muay Thai (kickboxing), which now is one of the most exciting things in his life. He works out at Pacific Ring Sports, which is a great gym with fabulous owners and trainers. Dana is the subject of PRS’s May 2014 Member Spotlight.
Dana Shultz’s motto: “I get things done – and done well.”
Contact Dana Shultz
If you would like to contact Dana Shultz, his telephone number is +1 510 547-0545, his e-mail address (expressed to escape software that harvests addresses from websites) is: dana [at] danashultz [dot] com, and his Skype ID is dana.h.shultz.
Please be aware that visiting this blog or contacting me (I’m in the San Francisco, California, Bay Area) will not create an attorney-client relationship. Until that relationship is created (typically via a signed engagement letter), neither the attorney-client privilege nor any obligation of confidentiality will apply to any communications. Please limit anything you write to the general nature of the matter that you would like to discuss.