George Grellas Esq.

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

OVERVIEW

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
California
Professional Experience
Founder and Principal, George Grellas & Associates
-Current
Senior attorney in Silicon Valley business and corporate law firm with a specialty in early-stage tech startups.
Associate Attorney, Bingham McCutchen
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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.)
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Federal judicial clerkship with the Honorable William A. Ingram.
Education
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
Awards
Best Lawyers, San Jose Magazine
Best Lawyers, San Jose Magazine
Best Lawyers, San Jose Magazine
Professional Associations
Member, Sunnyvale-Cupertino Bar Association
-Current
Member, Santa Clara County Bar Association
-Current
Member, California State Bar
-Current

PUBLICATIONS

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

WEBSITES & BLOGS

Website: Website

SOCIAL MEDIA

CONTACT & MAP

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