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 so he can deliver 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 – all of which combine to give Dana an in-depth understanding of business operations that adds value to his legal skills and services.
See Dana’s answers to hundreds of legal and business questions on Avvo, LinkedIn and OnStartups.com. In May 2012, Dana was honored as one of the Top 10 Lawyers in LawPivot’s Q&A Forums. In October 2012, he was honored as one of the Top Writers 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 who 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 is the founder of In 2 USA NOW, which helps technology companies overcome obstacles to entering the US market.
Dana has given hundreds of hours to to the Silicon Valley Academy of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE) – now SVForum – serving as Program Chair for SVASE’s East Bay Series for six years.
Dana 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).
Dana’s motto: “I get things done – and done well.”
If you would like to contact Dana, 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.
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