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Robert Broadbent Dellenbach

also known as Rob Dellenbach, Robert B. Dellenbach

About me

Robert B. (Rob) Dellenbach is a seasoned Silicon Valley lawyer.  He has advised technology, software, Internet, communications, media, life science, energy and other high-growth ventures and their investors in Silicon Valley and worldwide since 1989.  Rob focuses on legal and related business matters facing high-growth ventures and entrepreneurs and their investors.  Together with an extensive network of experienced professionals, he is able to offer to clients premier strategic and general legal services. Rob has been a partner at the prominent firms, Fenwick & West LLP and Reed Smith LLP, and opened his own firm in 2013.


Over the course of his career, Rob has led teams that have advised clients on hundreds of venture capital and private equity financings, mergers, acquisitions, public offerings and strategic intellectual property transactions aggregating billions of dollars in value.  He is skilled in business planning and has written and advised on many of his clients’ business plans, private placement memorandums and prospectuses.  He serves as general counsel and trusted advisor to many of his clients.


Rob speaks frequently on business planning, venture capital finance, intellectual property and acquisition strategies. Rob is a lecturer for the Keiretsu Forum Academy.  He has served as an advisor and guest lecturer at the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley and as advisor, mentor, speaker and board secretary for ASTIA, the international nonprofit organization that promotes women as entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth businesses.


Rob is licensed to practice law in California and is a member of the American Bar Association.  He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School and graduate summa cum laude with a B.A. Honors from the University of Utah.



Rob is a devoted father and loves photography, film, hiking, kayaking, camping and the outdoors.  He sits on the board of the Solano Performing Arts Association. He is a leader in The Boy Scouts of America and a member of the National Eagle Scout Association.  He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a mission in Spain


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Venture Capital: 30%
    25 years
  2. Business: 25%
    25 years
  3. Internet: 25%
    22 years
  4. M & A: 20%
    25 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Susan Anita Morgan

    Rob is a great attorney. We have worked together for many years, in both big law firms, and independently as small solo practitioners. Rob is experienced, knowledgeable, considerate and caring, and very sophisticated. Rob provides both legal and practical business advice, at rates that are fair and efficient. I highly recommend and endorse Rob.


    Susan Morgan Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Nicholas D Wells

    I already knew about Rob's credentials (Stanford Law and two top national firms), but recently I had the chance to work with him on a matter. I was very impressed with his professionalism and legal knowledge. His approach of really "counseling" a client provides critical insight. Our mutual client also expressed to me privately how pleased they were to have Rob's support.


    Nicholas Wells Intellectual property Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Robert B. Dellenbach

2801 Waterman Boulevard
Suite 270
Fairfield, CA, 94534


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Partner of the YearFenwick & West LLP2004
Innovation AwardFenwick & West LLP2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerReed Smith, LLP (Merged With Sachnoff & Weaver)2008 - Present
PartnerFenwick & West1997 - 2008
AssociateFenwick & West1989 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
ASTIAN/A1997 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1990 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of UtahPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Harvard UniversityEconomicsN/A1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Capital Access SeriesCompany Formation, Financing and Protection2015
Capital Access SeriesVenture Capital and Angel Financing Terms2015
Capital Access SeriesAvoiding Pitfalls in Organizing Your Company2014
Capital Access SeriesProtecting Intellectual Property Assets2013
Capital Access SeriesInvestor Due Diligence2013