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.

Education
Santa Clara University School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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University of California - Santa Cruz
B.A. | History
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Honors: Highest honors in history
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Professional Experience
Founder and Principal
George Grellas & Associates
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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.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Advising California Partnerships
CEB
Counseling California Corporations
CEB
California Business Law Practitioner
CEB
Awards
Best Lawyers
San Jose Magazine
Best Lawyers
San Jose Magazine
Best Lawyers
San Jose Magazine
Professional Associations
State Bar-CEB Business and Intellectual Property Law Advisory Committee
Member
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Sunnyvale-Cupertino Bar Association
Member
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Santa Clara County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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California State Bar  # 83540
Member
- Current
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Sunnyvale-Cupertino Bar Association
President
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Sunnyvale-Cupertino Bar Association
Director
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Intellectual Property
Additional Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Startup Business Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
20400 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014
Telephone: (408) 255-6310
Telephone: (408) 255-6310
Fax: (408) 255-6350