George Grellas Esq.

George Grellas & Associates
Contact: 408.255.6310
Law School: Santa Clara University School of Law - Santa Clara University
Jurisdiction: California


About George Grellas Esq.
I am a startup business lawyer and litigator practicing in Silicon Valley as head of a 4-lawyer boutique firm, George Grellas & Associates.

We are business lawyers with a specialty in early-stage tech startups. Since 1984, we have helped small to medium-sized businesses, startups, entrepreneurs, and executives - several thousand in all. We help form companies - fund them - sell or merge or acquire them - sell their assets - do their corporate work, employment work, contracts, leases, and standard terms - licensing, trademark, and IP work - founder and equity incentive structures - commercial deals of all types. We also do litigation: business - corporate - contract - fraud - trade secret - unfair competition - employment - business break-ups - commercial litigation generally.

I am a member of the State Bar-CEB Business and Intellectual Property Law Advisory Committee and a frequent contributing author to CEB business publications (Counseling California Corporations (3rd edition 2008); Advising California Partnerships (3rd edition 2009); California Business Law Practitioner Journal)). CEB stands for Continuing Education of the Bar and has been a leading publisher of lawyer practitioner treatises in California, in affiliation with our State Bar, for over 70 years.

Years ago, in law school, I also served as Chief Technical Editor of the Santa Clara Law Review.

I recently served as President of the Sunnyvale-Cupertino Bar Association (2008-09) and have served on its board of directors for many years.

I also am a member of the Santa Clara Bar Association and the State Bar of California.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Intellectual Property
Additional Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Startup Business Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Professional Experience
Founder and Principal, George Grellas & Associates
Senior attorney in Silicon Valley business and corporate law firm with a specialty in early-stage tech startups.
Associate Attorney, Bingham McCutchen
Litigation attorney in then-250 lawyer San Francisco firm representing primarily Fortune 500 companies in commercial litigation matters.
Federal Law Clerk, United States District Court (N.D. Cal.)
Federal judicial clerkship with the Honorable William A. Ingram.
Santa Clara University School of Law - Santa Clara UniversityJ.D.Law
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
University of California - Santa CruzB.A.History
Honors: Highest honors in history
Professional Activities
Member State Bar-CEB Business and Intellectual Property Law Advisory Committee 2009-Current
President Sunnyvale-Cupertino Bar Association 2008-2009
Director Sunnyvale-Cupertino Bar Association 2003-2009
Best Lawyers, San Jose Magazine
Best Lawyers, San Jose Magazine
Best Lawyers, San Jose Magazine
Professional Associations
Member, Sunnyvale-Cupertino Bar Association
Member, Santa Clara County Bar Association
Member, California State Bar


Articles & Publications
  • Advising California Partnerships
  • Counseling California Corporations
  • California Business Law Practitioner


Website: Website



20400 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014
Telephone: 408.255.6310
Telephone: 408.255.6310
Fax: 408.255.6350