Skip to main content
Michael David Stern

Michael David Stern

Avvo Advisor

Stop searching and get answers.

Talk to an Avvo-vetted lawyer on the phone now. 15-min call for just $39.

Learn more

Client reviews

Not yet reviewed

About Me

My practice focuses on technology related transactions, including software licensing, hardware, software and content OEM, VAR and other distribution arrangements, product development, technology transfer and outsourcing agreements, electronic commerce and strategic relationships. I represent clients ranging from start-ups to large public companies, and was the general counsel of General Magic, Inc. before joining Cooley in 1996.


Practice Areas


  1. Licensing: 100%
    32 years

Attorney Endorsements

No endorsements

Endorsements from fellow lawyers are an important consideration for many when selecting the right attorney. Be the first to endorse your colleague!

Endorse this lawyer

Contact Info

Cooley Godward Kronish

3000 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA, 94306



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
RecognizedChambers USA2008
RecognizedChambers USA2007
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerCooley Godward Kronish LLP1996 - Present
Vice President of Business Affairs and General CounselGeneral Magic, Inc.1991 - 1996
Associate and PartnerGray Cary Ware & Freidenrich1983 - 1991
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Yale UniversityEnglish LiteraturePhD1976
University of CambridgeEnglish LiteratureMA - Masters1972
Columbia UniversityEnglish LiteratureBA1970