Steve advises boards, investors and management in the areas of capital formation, mergers, acquisitions and financing, including venture capital and other private financings. His practice emphasizes the protection, licensing, distribution and commercialization of technology, including technology transactions with universities. He represents clients ranging from emerging companies to mature businesses in a variety of industries, including industrial design, computer information, software, online service companies, smartphone app developers and engineering companies.
Legal Counsel to Picnik — General Counsel to Picnik Acted as outside legal counsel to Picnik, the leading online photo-editing application, until the acquisition by Google in March 2010. Work included negotiating web integration agreements with Yahoo!, Facebook, MySpace and Picasa/Google.
Local Counsel in the sale of Virtual PC to Microsoft Corporation — Acted as local counsel to Silicon Valley-based Connectix Corporation in the sale
of Virtual PC for to Microsoft Corporation.
Local Counsel for Roper Industries in Acquisition of Verathon — Acted as local counsel to Roper Industries in its acquisition of Verathon, a
Bothell Washington medical device manufacturer, including IP due diligence, in