“I run an enterprise software firm selling into large corporate accounts. Our intellectual property is our life blood. We need to be careful in approaching transactions with our large customer and strategic partner accounts, where over-lawyering can be the difference between getting and killing the deal. Chris Boas and East Bay General Counsel know how to help satisfy our customers’ and partners’ needs while still protecting my company’s IP and future revenue streams. I appreciate the common sense, win-win approach they bring to deals, and their ability to focus in on the key business and legal issues.
Balenz Software, Inc.
Santa Clara, CA
“With East Bay General Counsel, I receive competent, business-savvy, responsive legal counsel at an affordable price. My company is the leader in electronics recycling, and we are often faced with issues that require outside legal help. Whether it’s helping me to negotiate and draft M&A and other agreements, strategize on corporate governance, or deal with supplier and customer issues, I feel completely confident that East Bay GC will attend to the legal issues that my company faces so that I can remain focused on growing my business.”
Metech International, Inc.
My name is Brian Johnston, and I am the CEO of SomaGenics, a biotechnology company based in Santa Cruz, CA. I began Somagenics, Inc. back in the mid-1990s, and since that time SomaGenics has become an early leader in the field of developing novel RNA-based gene inhibitors for functional genomics and therapeutics, and tools for drug discovery. Since the very beginning, I have utilized Chris Boas and East Bay General Counsel to help handle legal and business problems, including incorporation, stock and other corporate issues, dealing with licensing and consulting agreements, registering trademarks, and negotiating lease concerns. I am very pleased with the responsive, highly competent and cost effective service that East BayGeneral Counsel has provided to SomaGenics over the years.
Brian Johnston, PhD
President and CEO
Santa Cruz, CA
“My name is Ken Bozzini, and I am CFO at WildPackets, an enterprise software and services company in Pleasanton, CA. WildPackets develops innovative, high-quality, easy-to-use solutions to enable IT organizations to monitor, troubleshoot, and secure their network systems. I am very concerned about protecting our company in terms of intellectual property matters, financial obligations, compliance, etc. East Bay General Counsel offers a cost effective yet competent approach to handling many of our legal needs. I have worked with Chris and East Bay General Counsel for over 6 years, including when we worked together at enterprise software company Evolve, and Chris and his law firm have provided excellent and cost effective legal service throughout. Chris’ background as an in-house general counsel in the enterprise software business gives him a pragmatic understanding of the software business, and the legal issues affecting software and high tech companies.”
Chief Financial Officer
“When I decided to start my second medical informatics company, Vivacare (based in Berkeley, CA) I turned to East Bay General Counsel to help guide my company through its start up phase. I chose East Bay General Counsel for its experience with start up companies, knowledge of raising capital from angel and VC investors, and experience working with other internet service companies. I can say with confidence that I have received superb legal counsel, but most of all I get good business advice to help me navigate these challenging start-up waters. We’ve faced two worrisome trademark issues, and each time, East Bay General Counsel has helped me figure out simple, workable solutions. I get practical, common sense advice, and it’s been just what my business needs. And extremely cost effective at that”
Mark Becker, MD
CEO Vivacare, Inc.