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Bernard Joseph Vogel III

Bernard Joseph Vogel III

also known as Bernie Vogel

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About Me

Bernard (Bernie) Vogel, III is a shareholder & CFO of Silicon Valley Law Group and its Chairperson of Corporate & Securities Section, handling complex corporate transactions, investment financings, mergers and acquisitions, as well as joint ventures, partnerships and limited liability companies.  His ongoing business and corporate counseling to a variety of entities, ranging from venture capital firms, start up and emerging companies, software developers, infrastructure providers, semiconductor companies, solar & energy generation companies, and biotech companies.  He provides advice on directors & officers liability, corporate governance, stock option plans, licensing, and contracts, as well as advice on complex tax issues with respect to transaction structuring, entity formation, reorganizations, conversion, and business succession planning.


His qualifications and experiences have resulted in an appointment as a Court Appointed Liquidator, and engagement by Bankruptcy Counsel as Special Counsel to Creditor Committees and purchasers of businesses and assets out of bankruptcy.  He has been recognized as “Northern California Super Lawyer,” San Francisco Magazine and Law and Politics Media (2004-2010).


Before practicing law, Bernie was a certified public accountant with Deloitte Touche, formerly know as Haskins & Sells (San Francisco). 


Languages Spoken: German

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Practice Areas


  1. Corporate & Incorporation: 30%
  2. Mergers & Acquisitions: 30%
  3. Securities Offerings: 20%
  4. Tax Planning: 20%


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Contact Info

Silicon Valley Law Group, A Law Corporation

25 Metro Drive Suite 600

San Jose, CA, 95110-1339



Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2011
Northern California Super LawyerN/A2010
Northern California Super LawyerN/A2009
Northern California Super LawyerN/A2006
Northern California Super LawyerN/A2005
Northern California Super LawyerN/A2004
Northern California Super LawyerN/A2003
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderSilicon Valley Law Group, A Law Corporation2000 - Present
OwnerVogel & Vogel1991 - 2000
Of CounselGroom & Cave1990 - 1991
AttorneyHopkins & Carley1983 - 1990
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Silicon Valley Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
ChamberPAC (a business and political action committee)Director & Past Chair of the Board of Directors2003 - Present
Silicon Valley Law FoundationBoard of Directors1991 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1983 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Vukasovich, Inc. v. CommissionerN/A
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Publication NameTitleDate
San Francisco Daily Journal"How to Permanently Reduce Your Property Taxes"2011
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business JournalDirectors Face Increased Scrutiny, Need To Stay Well Informed2006
Directives for Directors of Venture-Backed CompaniesDirectives for Directors of Venture-Backed CompaniesN/A
Director Liability QuestionnaireDirector Liability QuestionnaireN/A
Overview of California Partnerships, LLCs, and LLPs; Factors Impacting Choice of EntityOverview of California Partnerships, LLCs, and LLPs; Factors Impacting Choice of EntityN/A
Estate Tax NewsletterEstate Tax NewsletterN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of California, Los AngelesN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationHot Business & Technology Topics2013
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationHot Business Topics2011
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationHot Business Topics2010
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationCalifornia Revised Limited Partnership Act2007
National Business InstituteFactors Impacting Choice of EntityN/A
ConferenceDirector's Liability of Venture-Backed CompaniesN/A