Michael Shea Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Michael Shea

Michael Shea

Business Lawyer

Los Angeles
California
Licensed in
CA
Harvard Law School
5.0 5
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
About
I am a supervising attorney with Structure Law Group, a Silicon Valley based firm focused on early stage companies. I was trained at "big law" firms, and have worked both in-house and in private practice. I bring a practical, "business" perspective, and aim to find common sense solutions.

My practice focuses on strategic and commercial transactions, including M&A, stock offerings, asset purchases and sales, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, stock option plans, master services agreements, license agreements, SaaS agreements, NDAs, employment and consulting agreements. I also manage corporate governance, advise boards and
… read more executives, and act as outside general counsel.
24
Years
experience
Top 200 Firm Badge

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Mike helped us form a new corporation for our business, and wrote a Buy/Sell agreement to cover what might happen if any of the owners left the business. He walked us through the process and helped answer all of our questions, and proposed a number of solutions that we ended up adopting. We look forward to working with Mike as our business grows."

Formation and Buy/Sell Agreement
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Mike represented us in the sale of our business, from the negotiation of the term sheet through the closing. He explained the issues and helped us avoid several potential traps. We really appreciate his help!"

Sale of Business
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Structure Law Group

Attorney

Jul 2018 - Present

Supervising Attorney focused on corporate & commercial transactions. Mergers & acquisitions, stock and asset purchase agreements, debt and equity financings, advising boards of directors and executives, corporate governance, entity formations, employment agreements, commission and bonus plans, stock option plans, NDAs, service agreements and work orders, licensing agreements, consulting agreements

Jul 2018 - Present

Herman Law LLC

Of Counsel

Jan 2019 - Jul 2018

Of Counsel to law firm focusing on corporate and commercial transactions for companies in the online and mobile sectors. Negotiated and drafted stock and equity purchase agreements, convertible notes and warrants; prepared form agreements for online marketing clients; drafted negotiated commercial agreements.

Jan 2019 - Jul 2018

Rakuten Marketing LLC

Deputy General Counsel

Sep 2003 - Apr 2017

In-House Deputy GC. Mergers & acquisitions, stock and asset purchase agreements, debt and equity financings, advised boards of directors and executives, corporate governance, subsidiary management, employment agreements, commission and bonus plans, stock option plans and agreements, NDAs, master services agreements and work orders; license agreements; consulting agreements; vendor agreements; RFPs

Sep 2003 - Apr 2017

Self Employed

Attorney

May 2002 - Sep 2003

General corporate practice focusing representing early stage companies, including joint ventures, private securities offerings, corporate governance and commercial agreements.

May 2002 - Sep 2003

Morrison & Foerster

Associate

May 2000 - Apr 2002

General corporate practice focusing on venture capital transactions, representing venture funds and corporate strategic investment departments in private securities offerings for early stage technology and life sciences companies and general fund matters.

May 2000 - Apr 2002

Baker & McKenzie

Associate

May 1997 - May 2000

General corporate practice focusing on international transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, joint ventures, commercial agreements, 1934 Act compliance, and corporate governance.

May 1997 - May 2000

Sheppard Mullin

Associate

Sep 1995 - May 1997

General business litigation practice focusing on contract disputes and antitrust matters. Drafted and argued motions; conducted and defended depositions; researched and drafted memoranda of law; prepared and responded to written discovery.

Sep 1995 - May 1997

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