George Grellas Esq.

George Grellas Esq.

George Grellas & Associates
  • Business Law, Intellectual Property
  • California
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Summary

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.

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
J.D. / Law
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude
University of California - Santa Cruz
B.A. / History
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Honors: Highest honors in history
Awards
Best Lawyers
San Jose Magazine
Best Lawyers
San Jose Magazine
Best Lawyers
San Jose Magazine
Professional Associations
Member
State Bar-CEB Business and Intellectual Property Law Advisory Committee
- Current
Member
Sunnyvale-Cupertino Bar Association
- Current
Member
Santa Clara County Bar Association
- Current
Member
California State Bar # 83540
- Current
President
Sunnyvale-Cupertino Bar Association
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Director
Sunnyvale-Cupertino Bar Association
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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