Christopher Borders Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Christopher Borders

Christopher Borders

Attorney at Law

San Francisco
Licensed in
CA
University of
California at Davis King Hall
School of Law

"Sets clear expectations in the beginning & meets the deadline with expected result. "

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About
Experienced business lawyer, litigator, and entrepreneur. General business counseling and services include strategic analysis, contracting, business formation, intellectual property and technology law, marketing and advertising matters, and general business operations. Specializing in technology licensing and agreements (SaaS, MSAs, SLAs, etc.) and commercial contracts with partners, developers, suppliers, vendors and others. Former general counsel to venture backed and public companies providing strategy, organization, operation, and general legal expertise. Office locations in San Francisco and Petaluma (Sonoma County).
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4.9
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"Thoughtful, accurate reviews. Very clear communication style."

SaaS Agreement Services
Posted on May 9, 2017
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"Chris is incredibly thoughtful anddetailed."


Posted on May 3, 2017
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"Accurate costing, fast turnaround, high quality agreements drafted! "

Draft Website Agreements
Posted on Mar 1, 2017
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"Chris is very knowledgeable and he is clearly passionate about helping out startups. His prices are fair and his advice is always valuable. "

Equity Financing Services
Posted on Dec 15, 2016
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"Chris is always a joy to work with and I appreciate that he presents a balanced and practical view, as in "here are the legal issues, but really you want to do X, Y and Z to avoid those in the first place.". "

Consult on Non-Compete (Working at Two Companies)
Posted on Dec 3, 2016
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"Chris has been quite helpful and responsive. He cares about his clients. "

Review/ Draft Licensing Agreements
Posted on Oct 9, 2016

Work History

Borders Law Group

Principal

Mar 2014 - Present

Practical and personal business services for growing and established clients. BLG specializes in matters involving critical business and commercial contracts and disputes; new entity formation; founder, partner and investor relationships; intellectual property, data and technology matters; employment matters; and insurance analysis. BLG helps your business navigate our ever-changing world.

Mar 2014 - Present

NowArchive

CEO & Co-Founder

Feb 2014 - Present

The first discovery platform + marketplace for local and national newsworthy videos & photos. We get everyone's best videos & photos seen by more viewers and licensed to news media instantly. We solve news media's huge unmet demand for fresh, of-the-moment imagery and let them again be the first to report, while paying sellers 50% of license fees.

Feb 2014 - Present

Hinshaw & Culbertson

Partner

Dec 2005 - Feb 2014

- Litigate complex commercial law disputes, including insurance, employment, professional liability, construction defect and general commercial litigation.
- Support general business clients in areas of commercial contracts, intellectual property, advertising and marketing law, employment disputes, and new entity formation.

Dec 2005 - Feb 2014

McMillan Shureen

Partner

Feb 2003 - Dec 2005

Litigation and business practice

Feb 2003 - Dec 2005

Appiant, Inc.

General Counsel

Jan 2002 - Dec 2002

• Manage all legal affairs of public software company (NASDAQ : APPS) providing VoIP messaging/unified information technology and services.
• Draft licenses, service provider agreements, statements of work, and other business contracts with customers, vendors and suppliers.
• Negotiate debt financings and equipment lease/sale-leaseback transactions.
• Prosecute intellectual property matters.

Jan 2002 - Dec 2002

MobShop, Inc.

Corporate Counsel

Apr 2000 - Dec 2001

• Manage domestic and international legal matters for venture capital backed software and services company.
• Manage intellectual property portfolio, including 10+ issued and pending U.S. and foreign patents.
• Negotiate, draft and implement business contracts, license agreements, partnership/joint venture agreements, professional services agreements.
• Manage facilities and operations.

Apr 2000 - Dec 2001

Rivkin Radler

Partner / Associate

Apr 1990 - Feb 2000

General litigation, IP and business practice, focusing on commercial insurance contract litigation.

Apr 1990 - Feb 2000

Long & Levit

Associate

Dec 1988 - Jan 1990

General litigation practice.

Dec 1988 - Jan 1990

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