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About me

I am a business-savvy attorney with in-depth knowledge of law, business,
technology, and the needs of startup and early-stage companies.

I develop close working relationships with clients based on a positive
attitude and rock-solid dependability so I can deliver High-touch Legal

Most clients are startup or early-stage companies, though I work with
established small companies, as well. Whatever their size, I bring more
than a decade of in house legal experience at such companies as
Lexis-Nexis and Visa, where I was VP and Legal Counsel.


  • Advising clients on a wide variety of legal issues, such as corporation / LLC formation, intellectual property strategy, employment, compensation, corporate law, litigation management and regulatory compliance.

  • Drafting, negotiating and interpreting a broad range of agreements, including complex licensing, open source, systems integration, software development, internet application services, nondisclosure, leases, financing, executive compensation and more.


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  1. Business: 34%
  2. LLC: 33%
  3. Corporate: 33%



Hourly ($350/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

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    Mr. Schultz answered a question on an Avvo forum that led me directly to the Cal. Rev. & Tax Code sections I needed for my motion. Thank you for the help, even if you did not realize it, Mr. Schultz!


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    I endorse this lawyer. The responses by Mr. Shultz are consistently well thought out and concise. It is obvious that Mr. Shultz is a conscientious and diligent attorney and a benefit to his clients.


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Dana H. Shultz, Attorney at Law

160 Bell Avenue
Piedmont, CA, 94611-3404


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Biographee - Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who Incorporated1985
American Jurisprudence AwardUniversity of California at Berkeley1977
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDana H. Shultz, Attorney at Law2004 - Present
Vice President, Intellectual Asset ManagementVisa International Service Association2003 - 2004
Vice President and Legal CounselVisa International Service Association2000 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
US Launch AdvisorsCo-founder2011 - Present
The Organization of Legal ProfessionalsAdvisory Council Member2009 - Present
Alameda County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Law Section, Licensing CommitteeMember2006 - Present
Bay Area Business Attorneys NetworkFounding Member2004 - Present
Alameda County Bar AssociationMember, Executive Committee, Business Section2010 - 2012
International Technology Law AssociationMember2004 - 2012
Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs, East Bay SeriesProgram Chair2004 - 2012
Licensing Executives SocietyMember2003 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
HintTech, Inc. v. Rene van der SteenStolen domain name transferred back to client
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Publication nameTitleDate
California Bar JournalPatents, Copyrights, Government2005
California Bar JournalCAN-SPAM really be stopped?2004
California Bar JournalWhat every business lawyer needs to know about outsourcing2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of MichiganCommunication Sciences, with HonorsBA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
What Every Business Lawyer Needs to Know about LicensingWhat Every Business Lawyer Needs to Know about Licensing2012
Holland in the ValleyTen Tips for Success in the U.S.2012
What Every Business Lawyer Needs to Know about LicensingWhat every Business Lawyer Needs to Know about Licensing2010
Effective Electronic Marketing for LawyersEffective Electronic Marketing for Lawyers2010
Annual ConferenceSocial Media for Lawyers2010
IP and the Internet“Yes, but...” - Experts Debate TOUs, EULAs, and Other T&Cs2008
Doing Business in Digital MediaDoing Business in Digital Media2008
Intellectual Property Section Education InstituteWhat Every Business Lawyer Needs to Know about Licensing2007
Intellectual Property Section Licensing Committee monthly meetingWhat Every Business Lawyer Needs to Know about Licensing2006
What Every Business Lawyer Needs to Know about OutsourcingWhat Every Business Lawyer Needs to Know about Outsourcing2005
Outsourcing: Friend or FoeOutsourcing: Friend or Foe2004