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William L. Bretschneider

William L. Bretschneider

Silicon Valley Law Group
  • Business Law, Intellectual Property, Trademarks
  • California
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Summary

Bill is Special Counsel with Silicon Valley Law Group. He provides experienced and knowledgeable representation in the Corporate & Securities and Intellectual Property groups. His practice areas include business formation and governance, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and joint ventures, private placements, and corporate finance, as well as commercial and intellectual property transactions, including technology licensing, copyright and trademark registration and licensing, strategic intellectual property counseling, and franchisor/franchisee relationship transactions and counseling. With 30 years of experience, Bill is committed to outstanding advocacy and the best possible outcomes for his clients' legal needs.

Bill earned his B.A. in Economics in 1984. In 1989, he received his J.D. from the Santa Clara University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in all California courts, and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California.

Bill is an active U.S. Masters swimmer. From 2008 to 2013, he was on the Board of Directors of SwimMAC Carolina. He has two talented children who are both attending school out of state.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademarks
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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United States District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney
Silicon Valley Law Group
- Current
Adjunct Lecturer
Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business
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Principal
Boutique Profits
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Vice President Affiliate Services, Corporate Counsel
Muzak
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Senior Corporate Counsel
Marimba, Inc. / BMC Software
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Attorney
Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel
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Education
Santa Clara University School of Law
J.D. (1989)
Honors: Magna cum laude
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University of the Pacific
B.A. (1984) | Economics
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Professional Associations
The State Bar of California
Member
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
William L. Bretschneider's Website Profile
Website
Silicon Valley Law Group
Blog
Silicon Valley Law Group Blog
Contact & Map
Silicon Valley Law Group
One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Telephone: (408) 573-5732
Fax: (408) 573-5701
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