Dana Shultz retired from the practice of law in 2020. As a lawyer, Dana dispensed as much business advice as legal advice. Accordingly, although he no longer is practicing law, Dana occasionally provides consulting services to owners and managers of small businesses and mentoring services to business lawyers.
If you need legal representation, Dana provides referrals to experienced business lawyers.
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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. Dana’s LinkedIn page has a large amount of additional information, including many client recommendations.
Dana Shultz – Career History
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?)
Dana Shultz – Answers
See Dana’s answers to thousands of legal and business questions on Avvo.
Dana was honored as a Top Writer on Quora every year that Top Writers were awarded (2013 through 2018). Dana’s more popular answers include those to the following questions:
- What constitutes a reasonable doubt?
- Does the phrase “this is not legal advice” magically make any legal advice not legal advice?
- Why does it seem that US landlord tenant laws are stacked in the tenant’s favor?
- Why do lawyers provide many good answers about the law on Quora?
- How is Judge Judy allowed in our legal system?
- 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 is going to happen to Apple if it continues to resist the court order to unlock the San Bernardino killer’s iPhone?
- How do you become famous and receive a lot of views, upvotes, and followers on Quora?
- Why are Answers and Reviews on Quora Collapsed?
- Now that Obama’s birth certificate has been proven to be falsified, what will happen to him?
- What are some of the most clever clauses that you have seen in a contract?
- Have you ever found a photo of you used in an unexpected way?
- Will liberals support President Trump’s economic policies now that the Dow Jones has hit 21,000?
- How do I deal with all my professors talking down Trump?
- How much do you think United Airlines will have to pay Dr. Dao and his lawyers for getting dragged off the plane?
- Why do you always call Mr. Trump names Obama was never called, any bad names like buffoon or spineless?
- Can Donald Trump really block James Comey from testifying before Congress by asserting executive privilege?
- Why is Obama not hated by people even after one of the biggest scandals (Snowden leaks) was exposed under his administration?
- Why don’t more people wonder whether Barack Hussein Obama had a significant hand in planning the World Trade Center Islamic terrorist attack?
- Is it legal for Quora to publish comments under its users’ names (without these texts having been written by these users), like it’s doing now (August 2017) during the question details removal process?
- My cofounder & the investor want me give back 2/3 of my 30% shares upon leaving. They argue that no one will invest in our company with a sleeping 30% capital. Is this reasonable? How dangerous is sleeping capital for future investments in a company?
- Why did the jury rule in favor of Taylor Swift in Swift v. Mueller?
- On every US dollar bill the message “This note is legal tender for all debts public and private” is printed. How is it then legal for some businesses to not accept cash?
- Do you see the ACLU weighing in on the warrants issued to search the office and hotel room of Trump attorney Michael Cohen?
- How can I make the lawyer reject me in jury selection?
- What does Frank Sinatra’s addition of “Jack” to the lyrics of The Beatles’s “Something” refer to?
- Is it possible for an introvert to become a successful lawyer? If so, how?
- What do you do if you board a flight and the overweight person you are seated next to spills into your seat?
- How do lawyers have the time and focus to read through huge contracts with thousands of pages to make sure every little detail is met and nothing is missed?
- Why don’t houses in California have underground basements?
- How did people in the 1950s manage before plastic was made?
- Who invented Neapolitan ice cream and why was it so popular in the ’50s and ’60s?
- Which position is higher in any company: CEO, president or chairman?
- What are some of the English grammar rules that are known by only a very few people?
- Do I have to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement? I worked as a nanny in NYC for a few months off books, and after verbal abuse from my employer, I quit on the spot. She then told me I have to sign an NDA otherwise she’s not going to pay me my balance.
- Why is Judge Judy so rude to the plaintiffs and defendants on her show?
- Why was Elon Musk’s first decision, since he has been in charge of Twitter, to fire 4 very heavy top managers?
- When I scratch my teeth a white gooey stuff is removed, what is that?
- Why am I not allowed to copy the original Microsoft BASIC source at Harvard?
- What materials are required when applying for software copyright in the USA?
Dana Shultz – Personal
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).
Contact Dana Shultz
If you would like to contact Dana Shultz, his telephone number is +1 510-326-2123, 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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