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Mr. Goldenberg's practice includes a comprehensive array of corporate representation, including corporate formation, financing and venture capital transactions, technology transactions, M&A and intellectual property matters. Before attending Stanford Law School, he received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University with honors (where he was admitted to Phi Beta Kappa) and also started a small company himself. Learn more at



            David Goldenberg is a Founding Partner of VLP.  Prior to VLP, David was a co-founder and partner of Lion Tech Law, a boutique law firm based in San Francisco, California.  Prior to Lion Tech Law, Mr. Goldenberg served as general counsel for Mediabolic, Inc., the leading embedded entertainment software company in Silicon Valley, for nearly three years. He oversaw all legal aspects for the company, including sales and business development transactions (including negotiation of over 75 separate licensing transactions with companies such as Intel, Motorola, Sony, Cisco/Linksys, Fujitsu, Phillips, HP, Broadcom and Marvell), financing issues (including two rounds of venture capital financing), stock option matters, employee matters, and the eventual sale of the company to Macrovision, Inc.  Prior to Mediabolic, David practiced law at the San Francisco headquarters of Morrison & Foerster, one of the country’s premier law firms, for nearly seven years. At MoFo, he completed a variety of transactions, including venture capital financings, IPOs, SEC compliance, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, executive compensation and other general corporate matters. He completed at least thirty venture capital financings of all types during his tenure (preferred stock, common stock, convertible debt, secured loan, up-round, down-round, bridge, warrants, and other types of financing), and multiple mergers at all size levels, from $6M to $1.9B, as well as licensing, strategic partner, and IPO transactions. He also advised publicly traded companies in mergers and acquisitions, financing, corporate governance, stock option, executive compensation, and stock exchange listing (and delisting) matters.


            David graduated from Stanford Law School in 1996, where he was Chair (Managing Editor) of the Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance. Prior to that, he received his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University with honors (where he was admitted to Phi Beta Kappa). David is a member of the State Bar of California.




Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Contracts & Agreements: 25%
    19 years, 500 cases
  2. Venture Capital: 15%
    19 years, 50 cases
  3. Mergers & Acquisitions: 15%
    19 years, 25 cases
  4. Internet: 10%
    19 years, 50 cases
  5. Other: 35%
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Contact info

VLP Law Group, LLP

246 Texas Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107-2429


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2011
Phi Beta KappaThe Key Society1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerVLP Law Group, LLP2008 - Present
PrincipalLion Tech Law, LLP2007 - 2008
General Counsel and SecretaryMediabolic, Inc.2003 - 2006
AssociateMorrison & Foerster1996 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Bar AssociationAttorney1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sale of Mediabolic, Inc. to Macrovision CorporationSuccessful Cash Sale
GoalSpring, Inc. Series A FinancingClosed Series A Financing
Planet Metrics Series A FinancingSeries A Financing
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Publication nameTitleDate
The RecorderVirtual Law Offices2013
San Francisco Business TimesVirtual - Before Virtual Was Cool2013
Portfolio Media (Law360)Law 360 Q&A with David Goldenberg2013
Peer to Peer MagazineThe Reality of a Virtual Law Firm2011
The Corporate CounselInterview on Virtual Law Firms2010
Journal of the Copyright Society of the USAThe Long and Winding Road: A History of Design Protection in the United States1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law SchoolN/AJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA1996
Stanford UniversityModern Thought & LiteratureAB - Honors1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NALP 2012 ConferenceLessons and Benefits of New Models of Legal Practice2012
Design Theory ClassIntellectual Property for the Designer2007
MeetingIntellectual Property for the Woodworker2006
MeetingIntellectual Property for the Woodworker2004