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Greg Beattie practices corporate, securities and technology law, and represents a broad spectrum of hardware, software and internet based companies, food and beverage companies including several wineries, cleantech/greentech companies and a variety of other distribution, retail, service, and manufacturing concerns, often serving as general counsel. He counsels companies on matters of corporate governance, securities compliance and business contracts. He also represents investors and acquirers in equity and debt financings and in acquisitions.
Greg’s principal focus is on representing clients in forming companies, raising capital and issuing securities, buying and selling companies or their major assets, complex licensing, sponsorship and distribution deals, and other sophisticated business transactions.
He also serves as virtual general counsel to private companies, assisting with corporate governance needs and referring and monitoring the work of our network of legal experts in resolving disputes and in specialized areas such as patent and trademark law, real estate, tax and ERISA compliance and employment matters.
Greg graduated from Harvard Law School in 1980 (J.D., cum laude) and from Stanford University (highest honors) in 1976. He started his career at Cooley Godward, and has served as General Counsel of UB Networks, a pioneering Silicon Valley tech company, chair of the Venture and Technology Practice Group at Reed Smith, LLP, a major international law firm, and on the boards of several for-profit and nonprofit entities.
He has been recognized by his peers and by Law & Politics magazine as a "Northern California Super Lawyer" from 2011 through 2017. Greg is an accomplished songwriter and performer. He and his wife Victoria perform in the band Calaveras, which receives airplay on independent radio stations around the country.
Stanford University 1976 (highest honors)
Harvard Law School 1980 (J.D., cum laude)
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