Eric Kirkland Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Eric Kirkland

Eric Kirkland

Business Attorney

Santa Monica
California
Licensed in
CA
Pepperdine University
School of Law

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About
I am an entrepreneurial business attorney that serves the needs of businesses and entrepreneurs, including drafting contracts & contract review, Incorporating and forming LLCs, intellectual property, Private Placements & Venture Capital, strategic partnerships, stockholder agreements, software and technology licensing, general business operations and business litigation. I have served as President & General Counsel of a publicly traded holding company for two years and was the founder and CEO of a company that grew to $10 million in revenue. I am comfortable in a court room and the board room and I bring a pragmatic approach to… read more law that was also shaped by my extensive business experience.
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"Right work, Right feedback, Happy Client"

Stripe Atlas Post-Incorporation Package
Posted on Mar 2, 2017
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"Eric was excellent to work with and extremely knowledgable about Stripe Altas and other overseas parent businesses. I'd definitely recommend him."

Form Delaware Corporation
Posted on Feb 27, 2017
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"Eric is very professional, available and thorough. I would recommend him to any young startup looking for legal advice."

Stripe Atlas Post-Incorporation Package
Posted on Feb 24, 2017
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"Clear and simple."


Posted on Feb 23, 2017
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"Great"


Posted on Feb 21, 2017
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Posted on Feb 16, 2017

Work History

Kirkland Law

Managing Attorney

Feb 2006 - Present

Formed Delaware Corporations, LLCs
Drafted Founders' Agreements
Drafted Documents Necessary to Raise Capital including filing with the SEC and state regulatory agencies.
Developed Comprehensive Trade Secret Program for Employees, Consultants, & Vendors
Securities Regulation & Equity Financing
Convertible Notes
Equity Compensation
Handled Business Litigation from Inception through Trial

Feb 2006 - Present

Just Cellular, Inc.

Founder & CEO

Jan 2006 - Jan 2016

Founder and CEO of Just Cellular, an eCommerce business focused on the cellular industry.
Grew business to $10 million in annual sales and 50 employees with operations in the US and China.

Jan 2006 - Jan 2016

Law Office of J. Eric Kirkland

Managing Attorney

Jan 2001 - Feb 2006

I specializing in corporate and securities law with an emphasis on working with early stage and mid-tier market companies experiencing rapid growth. Worked with a wide variety of companies to assist them through various legal, accounting and structural issues as they expanded their businesses.

Jan 2001 - Feb 2006

II Group, Inc.

President & General Counsel

Nov 1998 - Dec 2000

Led a public internet holding company during the 90's dot.com boom.
Provided securities and corporate law compliance guidance to the portfolio companies.
Provided strategic acquisitions and capital formation assistance to the portfolio companies.

Nov 1998 - Dec 2000

Dencer & Kirkland

Partner

Nov 1994 - Oct 1998

Founding partner of a firm specializing in corporate and securities law.
Assisted clients with various legal, accounting and structural issues.
Handled all business litigation in both Federal and State Court.

Nov 1994 - Oct 1998

Paul & Stuart

Associate Attorney

Feb 1992 - Oct 1994

Litigation Attorney in a boutique plaintiff's firm.
Settled over $7 million in plaintiff's cases.
Handled complex litigation matters ranging from class actions, medical malpractice, products liability and defamation.
Served on the California Plaintiff's Steering Committee for the L-Tryptophan Litigation.

Feb 1992 - Oct 1994

Dickson, Carlson & Campillo

Associate Attorney

Aug 1990 - Feb 1992

First year attorney at a larger New York/Santa Monica firm that primarily served as national coordinating counsel for Fortune 100 companies in mass tort litigation.
Clients were primarily global pharmaceutical and medical device manufactures.
Assigned to cases filed in Oregon, Washington, Oklahoma and Texas. Second chaired numerous cases.

Aug 1990 - Feb 1992

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