John T. Van Geffen Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
John T. Van Geffen

John T. Van Geffen

Attorney at Law

San Francisco
California
Licensed in
CA
Santa Clara University
School of Law

"John was succinct in his analysis and provided a timely response."

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About
John T. Van Geffen represents clients in a wide spectrum of legal areas including commercial transactions, litigation and regulatory compliance. His clients include startups, land developers, insurance carriers, airlines, charter companies, management companies, claims petitioners and high net-worth individuals.

John has extensive experience helping entrepreneurs start new businesses and provides expertise in entity formation, designing ownership structures, setting up operating accounts and creating equity incentive plans to attract and retain the best available personnel for positions of high responsibility.

John is a highly active
… read more member of the legal community both locally and nationally. He is on the Board of Directors for the Oakland Aviation Museum and is the Western-Pacific Regional Vice President of the International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association (formally the National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association).

Admitted to the California Bar in 2006, John Van Geffen has represented Plaintiffs and Defendants in both state and federal courts. John was admitted to the United States District Court, Central District of California in September 2007 and the Federal Court of Claims in November 2011. His experience in torts, employment law and business litigation & transactions gives John a unique angle in each task he takes on.

Graduating from Santa Clara School of Law where he concentrated in International Law and Global policy, John was a technical editor for the Santa Clara Computer & High Tech Law Journal and enjoyed competing in various international competitions, including the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court and the ABA Negotiation Competition.

When not practicing law, John is playing guitar, riding anything shaped like a board, and enjoying the art of cooking. Having circumnavigated the globe, John has had the distinct pleasure of scuba diving in the Seychelles Islands, salsa dancing in Cuba and swimming with Great White Sharks in South Africa.
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4.9
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
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out of 9 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"John was succinct in his analysis and provided a timely response."


Posted on Sep 9, 2016
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"John is great, timely and informative"

Single Member LLC - Draft Operating Agreement & Business Agreements
Posted on Jul 29, 2015
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"Easy to work with, knowledgeable and timely."


Posted on Oct 10, 2013
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"John was always a step ahead of me, communicated clearly, and was clear about his billing upfront and during the process. A pleasure to work with him."


Posted on Sep 12, 2013
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"We asked Mr. Van Geffen to help us with establishing our corporation. He was thorough and knowledgeable."


Posted on Aug 22, 2013
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"John gave me a very fair bid and went to work on the founding documents for my company literally the moment I accepted it. His communication was fantastic and he followed up at every timely opportunity. He was clear and patient when walking me (a small business novice) through all the steps and helped keep his fees down"


Posted on Aug 9, 2013
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