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Celine Guillou

Celine Guillou

Attorney at Law

San Francisco
California
Licensed in
CA
Columbia University
School of Law
About
Celine is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law and also holds a law degree from France. Her legal practice (12+ years at top national firms) has been extremely varied, both as to the size and type of matters, and includes a wide range of commercial contracts, as well as litigation and pre-litigation disputes. She is also a former business owner. Her unique dual experience enables her to better address legal issues and disputes while equally taking into account long-term financial considerations. She enjoys working with startups, handling all legal matters related to their business.

Celine is a dual citizen of the US and France,
… read more and completely fluent in English and French.
19
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Work History

HANCOCK LEGAL (San Francisco)

Counsel

Apr 2016 - Present

Provide cost-effective advice on in-house legal matters, including pre-litigation and litigation matters. Advise with respect to a wide range of commercial contracts, including the preparation and/or review of business agreements, non-disclosure agreements, consulting agreements, vendor and master services agreements, as as well as agreements specific to certain commercial transactions.

Apr 2016 - Present

GALETTE 88 (San Francisco)

Co-Founder/Owner

Dec 2010 - Oct 2015

Created concept and handled all aspects of founding, operating and selling a restaurant specialized in Brittany-style crêpes. Drafted and negotiated business plan, lease agreements, employee-related documents, and asset sale documents. Handled all legal aspects of the business. Featured in The Wall Street Journal, 7x7 Magazine, Sunset Magazine and various travel publications.

Dec 2010 - Oct 2015

PACHULSKI, STANG, ZIEHL & JONES, LLP (San Francisco)

Litigation Associate / Of Counsel

Sep 2002 - Oct 2010

Provided litigation advice on a wide variety of commercial commercial disputes and claims in Chapter 11 proceeding (including business contracts, IP, employment matters). Conducted case management and discovery: handled all aspects of litigation, both pre-trial and trial phases, conducted discovery, deposed party and non-party witnesses, drafted dispositive motions, and negotiated settlements.

Sep 2002 - Oct 2010

YIELD WINE BAR (San Francisco)

Co-Founder/Owner

Jan 2006 - Nov 2009

Co-founded first “green” wine bar in San Francisco: handled all aspects of starting a small business, including concept creation, business plan, “building & planning” issues, marketing, and variety of legal matters.

Jan 2006 - Nov 2009

Perkins Coie

Associate

Sep 2000 - Nov 2001

Consulted with and advised technology clients on a wide range of matters pertaining to “start-up” companies, including stock option plans, licensing, IP, labor and employment, product development, and overall risk management.

Researched and prepared case-specific memoranda on various legal issues, drafted discovery motions and legal briefs in connection with general commercial litigation.

Sep 2000 - Nov 2001

Mitchell Silberberg

Associate

Sep 1998 - Aug 2000

Participated in all aspects of pre-trial discovery in connection with employment, business and IP litigation, including drafting and arguing discovery motions and deposing party and non-party witnesses.

Advised small businesses with respect to strategic transactional matters and pre-litigation disputes. Researched and drafted memoranda on a wide range of issues for case-specific and business d

Sep 1998 - Aug 2000

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