Fred Hasani Partner
Orange County Office
120 Vantis, Suite 440
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Fred is a co-founder of Fortis General Counsel. Fred's practice focuses on corporate and technology transactions, including software licensing, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings and general corporate counseling. He represents emerging growth and mature companies. Representative clients include Paciolan, Inc. (a Comcast company), University of Southern California, Ticketmaster and Kelley Blue Book.
Prior to founding Fortis General Counsel, Fred was Vice President and General Counsel of Paciolan, Inc., a ticketing solution software company, where he was responsible for the legal affairs of the company, including inbound and outbound licensing transactions, corporate transactions, corporate governance, employment counseling and management of outside counsel. At Paciolan, he negotiated commercial licensing agreements with professional sports teams in the NBA, NHL and MLB, as well as major national universities such as Stanford University, University of Notre Dame, University of Alabama, University of Michigan, Duke University and Louisiana State University. Fred represented Paciolan in connection with its acquisition by Ticketmaster and subsequent sale to Comcast-Spectacor.
Prior to Paciolan, Fred was the Vice President - General Counsel and interim Chief Financial Officer of Bitfone Corporation, a wireless software provider acquired by Hewlett-Packard, where he was responsible for the company’s financial, legal, administrative, human resources and information technology operations at its headquarters in California and international offices in Canada, the United Kingdom, China, Japan and Korea. As legal counsel to Bitfone, he negotiated and closed the company’s merger with Digital Transit, Inc., cross-border acquisition of Mobile Diagnostix, Inc., over $50M in equity financings and commercial licensing transactions with major wireless manufacturers and operators such as Motorola, Qualcomm, LG, Sony Ericsson and SK Telecom. Fred served as Bitfone's General Counsel in connection with its acquisition by Hewlett-Packard. Prior to Bitfone, Fred practiced law in Silicon Valley and Orange County, representing emerging growth companies in connection with their general corporate, technology licensing, financing and M&A activities.
Fred holds a Juris Doctor degree from the USC School of Law, where he participated in the Moot Court Honors program and was a member of the National Moot Court Team, achieving distinctions in national oral advocacy and writing competitions. He also holds an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business, where he graduated with honors, and undergraduate degrees in Business Economics and History from UCLA. He is a member of the State Bar of California.
- University of Southern California
- Paciolan, Inc. (a Comcast company)
- Ticketmaster/Live Nation
- Kelley Blue Book
- Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
- Bitfone Corporation (funded by Motorola, Qualcomm, 3i, BlueRun, Prism and Vesbridge and acquired by Hewlett-Packard)
- Logical Apps, Inc. (funded by Sequoia Capital and Mission Ventures and acquired by Oracle)
- SimpleTech, Inc. a Fabrik company (funded by 3i, ComVentures and Intel Capital Corp.)
- Gatekeeper Systems, Inc.
- Velocity11 (funded by Mayfield and acquired by Agilent Technologies)
- Archcom Technology, Inc.
- Afanti, Inc. (funded by Goldman Sachs)
- Bessemer Ventures
- Novus Ventures
- New Enterprise Associates
- JumpStartUp Venture Fund
- Ramix, Inc. (acquired by a General Electric company)
- Xcert International (acquired by RSA Security)
- Advanced Hardware Architectures, Inc. (acquired by Comtech Telecommunications Corp.)
- Pacific Sun Industries, Inc. (acquired by Oberto Sausage Company)
- Rebop Media (acquired by Eloquent, Inc. (NAS: ELOQ))