|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|cum laude||Harvard Law School||2001|
|Founder and Corporate Attorney||Barbera Corporate Law, P.C.||2009 - Present|
|Corporate Attorney||Proskauer Rose LLP||2005 - 2009|
|Corporate Attorney||Irell & Manella LLP||2001 - 2005|
|Summer Associate||Debevoise & Plimpton||2000 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California, Business Law Section||Member||2014 - Present|
|Harvard University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|University of Pennsylvania||History & Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|Webinar Series||Raising Capital for Impact Businesses and Social Enterprise||2015|
|Webinar Series||Structuring Impact Businesses and Social Enterprises||2015|
Posted by Jonathan
Francesco has consistently acted as a valuable sound board for our venture. He has gone above what it means to be an excellent attorney, and plays a critical and multifaceted role - beyond something merely operational. Francesco embodies what it means to be a conscious capitalist, and I feel fortunate for the opportunity to learn about ethical business from a leader in the space.
Posted by Sebastian
Our working relationship with Francesco has been an incredible experience from the start. He has been more than just an attorney to me and our young company. You can be rest assured that Francesco will always have your best interest at heart. Francesco has stepped in as an advisor in critical moments, as a business consultant when needed, and most of all, a friend that I can always count on. His positive attitude, sharp demeanor, and integrity make him unlike any attorney I've ever met and I feel very fortunate to have the privilege of working with him.
Posted by Michael
Francesco was my attorney for a complex, emotional business dealing. I can honestly say he saved me from an expensive, nasty lawsuit. He is not only an expert in the law, he has the soft skills which really set him apart. He calms me down, he explains the current situation, and goes over options. He also looks at it from the practical point of view, not only the legal.
Many thanks Francesco. Your guidance has saved me much time, money, and stress in my life!
Jennifer Kassan, Business Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I have been responsible for hiring lawyers for many years and I have always had trouble finding lawyers that are (1) experienced and skilled; (2) creative outside the box thinker; and (3) kind, caring, and compassionate. In 20 years, Francesco is the only corporate lawyer I have worked with that I can honestly say excels in all three of these areas. I cannot say strongly enough what a special attorney Francesco is!