Michael Mowery

Michael Mowery

Your General Counsel, Creating Win-Win Solutions to Advance Your Business Dreams

Oakland
California
Licensed in
CA
University of Toledo, College of Law

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About
I have lived and understand your opportunities and challenges. As a global corporate legal executive and social sector entrepreneur, I’ve partnered with a broad range of business executives and managers to resolve their conflicts and achieve their goals.
During my 30+ year career, I
• negotiated complex technology, commercial leasing, purchase/sale, and other transactions;
• built partnership and operating arrangements;
• set up business structures;
• navigated through regulatory compliance;
• protected intellectual property rights;
• raised nonprofit funding; managed Series C round;
• developed strategic & business plans;
• expanded
… read more nonprofits; and
• built boards.
In my G.C. and other senior legal roles, I’ve worked for firms such as Vodafone, Cisco, Portal Software, Logitech, and Telephia. And, as Exec. Director of 3 nonprofits, I've developed corporate structures, built boards, led fundraising, created partnerships, negotiated leases, and provided general management.
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"Mike was easy to work with, knowledgeable, and provided the legal assistance that we needed."

Review Operating Agreement
Posted on May 10, 2024
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"Mike was patient and knowledgeable in guiding me through the steps to create a nonprofit. Mike ran the first Board meeting where he explained milestones and clarified the requirements for everyone. Mike worked with me and took the lead to document the bylaws, conflict of interest policy, whistle blower policy, consent to electronic transmission, and other documents prior to the first Board meeting. This greatly simplified the process for everyone. He fielded questions from Board members walked us through the steps. Mike completed all forms and acted as my agent when the IRS had questions. He was easy to work with and always responsive to my questions. I am happy with the outcome and I would work with Mike again."

Restructure Corporation
Posted on Dec 22, 2023
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"It was an absolute pleasure to work with such a well compitent and knowledgeable professional! Thank you for your efficient and effective valuable help!"

Assist with General Advice
Posted on Oct 19, 2023
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"Great service, timely, and listens well to what we needed."

User Agreement
Posted on Aug 30, 2023
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"Mr. Mowery seeks to understand. Starting a social enterprise is scary as it is, but finding an attorney who truly wants to help you understand while gleenjng as much as he can to Waite your needs are me is irreplaceable. That is what you get with Michael Mowery."

Assist with Other Business Formation Matter
Posted on Jun 2, 2023
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"Very satisfied & plan on hiring him for future work when needed."

Consult on Outside General Counsel
Posted on May 20, 2023

Work History

Positive Coaching Alliance

Regional Executive Director

Aug 2018 - Aug 2020

Led Northern California Region of organization building character development and life-long positive traits through youth sports. I built board of directors, led fundraising, led events, managed financials, and managed staff.

Aug 2018 - Aug 2020

Encore.org

National Director

Mar 2015 - Nov 2017

National Director of Encore Fellowships Network, which matches seasoned professionals with social sector organizations in high-impact, paid, fellowships, helping the host organizations build their capacity and increase impact. Under my leadership, the EFN matched over 1000 fellowships while adding $100M of value to U.S. social sector.

Mar 2015 - Nov 2017

Super Stars Literacy

Executive Director

Sep 2007 - Apr 2014

First Executive Director for leading early literacy intervention program for low-performing students in low-income communities. Incorporated project as 501(c)(3) and scaled it from $300K volunteer project serving 60 students to $1.6M organization serving over 500 students in 4 school districts.

Sep 2007 - Apr 2014

Portal Software

Assistant General Counsel

Jul 2004 - Oct 2006

Assistant General Counsel responsible for world-wide licensing and transactional legal services for global billing and revenue-management company for telecom, internet, and media industries.

Jul 2004 - Oct 2006

Senior Counsel Services

Owner

Jun 2002 - Jun 2004

Outside transactional counsel for Cisco Systems, Logitech & Vodafone.

Jun 2002 - Jun 2004

Telephia, Inc.

General Counsel

Sep 2000 - Jun 2002

General Counsel for wireless market research and analysis company.

Sep 2000 - Jun 2002

Vodafone / AirTouch

Senior Counsel

Jul 1985 - Jul 2000

Senior Counsel for largest global wireless communications company; managed legal services for domestic headquarters operations.

Jul 1985 - Jul 2000
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