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 business consulting services to owners 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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This description of Dana Shultz’s legal services is an Advertisement under Rule of Professional Conduct 1-400, Standard 5 (now subject to Chapter 7 of the Rules of Professional Conduct that took effect on November 1, 2018).
Brief summary: I help clients to
- form their businesses,
- do their deals, and
- keep out of trouble.
Dana Shultz provides the essential legal services that startup and early-stage companies in the San Francisco (California) Bay Area typically need. You may read many Client Testimonials about Dana’s services.
The following are representative. Please contact Dana if you have a requirement that is not listed here.
Forming and Operating a Business
- Choosing most suitable legal entity: limited liability company (LLC), S or C corporation, etc.
- Forming that entity in California, Delaware or any other state
- Completing all paperwork required for compliance with applicable laws
- Establishing and terminating relationships with employees and independent contractors
- Preparing and negotiating documents for financing transactions and acquisitions
- Preparing and negotiating contracts for transactions with customers, suppliers and other businesses
Identifying and Protecting Intellectual Property
- Counseling on various types of intellectual property (patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret)
- Preparing and negotiating license agreements
- Protecting and recovering domain names
- Preparing website terms of service and counseling on Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) compliance
- Preparing and negotiating nondisclosure agreements
Helping Foreign Companies Come to the U.S.
- Selecting and forming the right legal entity
- Obtaining an Employer Identification Number
- Adapting foreign commercial contracts for use in the U.S.
- Referring foreign clients to trusted providers of other required services
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