Nate Kelly Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Nate Kelly

Nate Kelly

Startup and Small Business Specialist / Corporate Finance and IP Expert

San Francisco
Licensed in
CA
University of
Southern California Gould
School of Law

"I enjoyed working with Nate, he is very professional and passionate to get the job done"

4.9 5
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About
General counsel to numerous start-ups and companies on corporate, founder, intellectual property (trademark, trade secret, patent, licensing), employment, equity and debt, regulatory, and contract issues. (See representative clients.)

Business, IP, and Securities litigator; representative matters include:

Sued client's former employer for failure to issue stock option compensation. Result: 140% of claim.

Defended maker of Clearly Kombucha, against federal trademark suit by Clearly Canadian. Summary judgment (partial); settled with client retaining all rights.

Sued startup's former employee for trade secret theft. Result: money
… read more judgment, closure of competing business.
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4.9
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out of 6 reviews
Clear Communication
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Knowledgeable
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"I enjoyed working with Nate, he is very professional and passionate to get the job done"

Employee Dispute w/ IP - Santa Clara
Posted on Jul 15, 2016
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"Nate has been absolutely instrumental in the cancelling of our merger. He is pensive, decisive, and deliberate. I would absolutely recommend him for anything M&A related."

Ongoing dispute resolution
Posted on Jan 27, 2016
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"Nate gave me good introductory advice and will use him in the future."

Advice on Employment Agreements and SAFEs
Posted on Dec 22, 2015
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"Nate is very knowledgable and prompt and we very much enjoyed working with him. He helped clarify our doubts and which helped us to take the right decisions. We look forward to working with him for all our future projects."

Outside General Counsel Services
Posted on Aug 19, 2015
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"I am impressed with Nate approach and professionalism. I felt very confident in receiving advice from him. I highly recommend him to everyone seeking clear and concise advice and guidance."

Stock Purchase Services
Posted on Jul 9, 2015
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"I needed to incorporate and Nate clearly explained all of my options and the pros/cons/costs of each entity type. He was helpful, knowledgable, and very responsive. We wouldn't hesitate to work with Nate again on our corporate needs"


Posted on May 20, 2015

Work History

Law Offices of Nate Kelly

Attorney

Aug 2009 - Present

The Law Offices of Nate Kelly serves as an adviser and as outside General Counsel for businesses in the areas of Corporate Organization, Finance, Intellectual Property, Contracts, Employment, Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, and Litigation. Please see natekelly.com for more info.

Aug 2009 - Present

Kaye Scholer

Corporate Finance Associate

May 2007 - Aug 2009

Represented various entities, such as venture capital firms, hedge funds, and banks in the purchase and sale of securities, contract compliance, and lending.

May 2007 - Aug 2009
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