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  • July 4, 2014

    Meet The Winner Of PragueCrunch III: Cloudfender

    Link: Article

  • June 25, 2014

    Victorious launches to build mobile apps for YouTube stars.

    Link: Article

  • May 11, 2014

    Pangaea Services, Inc and Fortis General Counsel, LLP to Join Forces on The Defender™ Smart Personal Protection.

    Press Release: Article

  • February 20, 2014

    Diamond Products acquires Jimmyjane, Inc. FGC Partners, Joe Hayashi and Alexander Chen, represented Jimmyjane in this transaction.

    Article: Article

  • February 19, 2014

    Facebook announces plans to purchase FGC client WhatsApp for $19B, largest venture backed acquisition in history, Jan Koum to join Facebook Board of Directors.

    Article: Article

  • January 23, 2014

    Healthy Spot opens new store in Costa Mesa, CA.

    Article: Article

  • January 11, 2014

    Independence Brewing Company opens in Pune, India.

    Article: Article

  • January 1, 2014

    Fortis General Counsel, LLP (FGC) is pleased to announce the election of Tim Young, as a Partner of the firm.

    Tim’s practice focuses on providing general counsel services to emerging growth companies, venture and private equity funds, and institutional and angel investors. Tim handles a broad range of corporate matters, including venture and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing and commercial agreements, and corporate governance. Tim also advises fund managers and investors on fund formations, portfolio investments, secondary transactions, regulatory compliance, and fund governance and administration.

    Tim has over ten years of representing emerging growth companies, venture capital firms, and angel investors in the information technology and life sciences sectors. Prior to joining Fortis General Counsel, Tim practiced law at several prominent Silicon Valley law firms, including Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and Heller Ehrman LLP, and served as general counsel of Burrill & Company LLC, a San Francisco-based venture firm.

    Tim holds a JD from Hastings College of the Law, where he graduated with honors. He also holds a BA from the University of Hawaii and an MA from Cornell University. He is a member of the State Bar of California.

  • November 6, 2013

    Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. acquires Strumsoft, Inc. FGC Partner, Alexander Chen, represented Strumsoft in this transaction.

    SEC Filing: Filing

  • July 25, 2013

    FGC has moved its Silicon Valley Office to San Jose, CA. FGC Partner Joey Tran will be the resident partner.

  • July 3, 2013

    FGC is pleased to announce the opening of its Peninsula Office in San Mateo; its fourth office in California. FGC Partner Rob Dang will be the resident partner.

  • April 10, 2013

    Tint gives businesses an easy way to bring social media feeds to their websites, apps and Facebook pages.

    Article: Article

  • April 7, 2013

    Realty Mogul is gaining steam as it wins another pitch competition.

    Article: Article

  • March 20, 2013

    Realty Mogul closes seed financing. FGC Partner, Alexander Chen, represented Realty Mogul in this transaction.

    Article: Article

  • February 22, 2013

    FGC profiled in San Francisco Daily Journal.

    Press Release: Boutique Matures With Clients.

  • February 13, 2013

    AOL acquires gdgt (PastFuture, Inc.), FGC Partner Rob Dang represented gdgt in this transaction.

    Press Release: Article

  • December 12, 2012

    Rich Products Corporation has acquired Goglanian Bakeries, Inc. FGC Partner, Alexander Chen, represented Goglanian Bakeries in this transaction.

    Press Release: Article

  • August 26, 2012

    WhatsApp hits 10B messages in a single day milestone.

    The Telegraph: Article

  • June 12, 2012

    Fortis General Counsel, LLP partner, Alexander Chen, selected to 2012 Southern California Rising Stars by Super Lawyers.

    Link

  • April 30, 2012

    Independence Brewing Company (IBC) is a new brewing venture founded by Shailly Bist and Avanish Vellanki to bring genuine craft brewing to India.

    Press Release: Article.

    • March 1, 2012

      Fortis General Counsel, LLP (FGC) is proud to announce the opening of its new office in Los Angeles. Ideally situated to address the growing legal needs of its clients, FGC’s new office is located at 840 Apollo Street, Suite 306 El Segundo, CA 90245. Alexander Chen, Daniel Wu and Jack Nguyen will all be based in the new Los Angeles office.

    • February 8, 2012

      GigaOM, a technology media company, has acquired ContentNext Media, the parent company of paidContent, from Guardian News and Media. FGC Partner Joey Tran represented GigaOM in this transaction.

      Press Release: Article.

    • November 14, 2011

      Miartech (Shanghai) Inc. closes financing from Intel Capital. FGC Partners Fred Hasani and Alex Chen represented Miartech in this transaction.

      Press Release: Article.

    • November 14, 2011

      WhatsApp hits 1B messages in a single day milestone.

      Financial Times: Article.

    • November 10, 2011

      Kontagent Raises $12M Series B from Battery Ventures, Maverick Capital and Altos Ventures. FGC Partner Rob Dang represented Kontagent in this transaction.

      TechCrunch: Article.

    • September 12, 2011

      Doot Wins People's Choice MVP Award at Pitch San Francisco 2011.

      Press Release: Article.

    • July 1, 2011

      Fortis General Counsel, LLP (FGC) is pleased to announce the addition of Jack H. Nguyen as Of Counsel in its Southern California office.

      Jack’s practice focuses on providing comprehensive corporate counsel services to media, entertainment and technology companies and assisting these companies as well as private equity investors and acquirors to execute financing, investment or acquisition transactions.

      Jack began his legal career as a member of the mergers & acquisitions practice group at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York. Jack has also practiced with the media, entertainment and technology practice group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Los Angeles. Prior to joining FGC, Jack was a member of the corporate group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Singapore.

      Jack is admitted to practice law in California and New York. He received his B.A. with honors from the University of California, Berkeley and J.D. from the New York University School of Law.

    • May 31, 2011

      VMware Acquires Enterprise Collaboration Platform provider Socialcast, Inc. Fortis General Counsel, LLP represented Socialcast in this transaction, led by Partner Rob Dang, with assistance from Partners Fred Hasani and Joey Tran, and Of Counsel Patrick Arrington.

      Press Release: Article.

    • May 25, 2011

      Reed Elsevier Leads $6M Investment in GigaOM. FGC Partner, Joey Tran, represented GigaOM in this transaction.

      Press Release: Article.

    • April 29, 2011

      PopCap Games Acquires ZipZapPlay.

      Press Release: Article.

    • April 26, 2011

      PixelFish Acquires Innovative Local Directory Backyard, Inc. FGC Partner, Joey Tran, represented Backyard, Inc. in this transaction.

      Press Release: Article.

    • April 19, 2011

      Morpho Detection Enters Agreement to Acquire Syagen Technology. FGC represented Morpho Detection in this transaction, led by Patrick Arrington, with assistance from Fred Hasani and Joe Hayashi.

      Press Release: Article.

    • April 7, 2011

      The San Diego Union-Tribune, has acquired the trendsetting lifestyle website DiscoverSD.com. FGC Partner, Alexander Chen, assisted The San Diego Union-Tribune in the transaction.

      News Article: Article.

    • March 9, 2011

      StumbleUpon raises $17M Series B Financing. FGC Partner Rob Dang represented Garrett Camp/Series-G, LLC in this transaction.

      TechCrunch: Article.

    • March 9, 2011

      YC-Funded Earbits Brings A Twist To Music Startups: Online Radio That Lets Bands Pay For Playtime.

      TechCrunch: Article.

    • January 1, 2011

      Fortis General Counsel, LLP (FGC) is pleased to announce the election of Robert R. Rugani, as a Partner of the firm.

      Robert’s practice includes facilitating venture financings, private and public company M&A, debt/credit facilities, asset-backed securitization financings, joint ventures, and partnerships. In addition to outsourced general counsel services, Robert’s practice focuses on equity and debt financings, public and private mergers and acquisitions, sales and divestitures, company formation and representation, venture fund formation and representation, strategic business counseling, and negotiating and drafting commercial agreements. Robert has also served as outside corporate counsel for private and public companies and as in-house counsel.

      Prior to joining FGC, Robert practiced in the San Francisco office of Sidley Austin LLP. Robert was formerly the Assistant General Counsel for a private equity real estate investment firm. Robert has also practiced at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP in Silicon Valley.

      Robert is a member of the State Bar of California. He received his B.A. from University of California, Davis and his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.

    • November 14, 2010

      LookTel phone app can help the blind 'see' everyday objects. A Santa Monica company is developing a service that can analyze an image from a smart phone's camera and audibly announce what it is.

      Article: Article.

    • October 4, 2010

      Nukotoys aims to be Silicon Valley’s toy company (exclusive).

      VentureBeat: Article.

    • September 16, 2010

      Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) acquires Aloqa GmbH, a privately-held, leading developer of location-based software and technologies designed to enable the discovery of relevant web content by mobile smartphone users. FGC Partners Joe Hayashi and Alexander Chen represented the shareholders of Aloqa in this transaction.

      Press Release: Motorola Acquires Aloqa GmbH.

    • July 29, 2010

      The Malaysian Life Sciences Capital Fund (MLSCF) raised an additional $12 million in capital commitments, bringing its total committed capital to $162 million. MLSCF was founded in late 2006 with $150 million in capital commitments and is co-managed by Malaysian Technology Development Corporation Sdn Bhd and Burrill & Company. With the additional $12 million in capital commitments, MLSCF intends to expand its portfolio of early stage investments in agricultural, industrial and healthcare biotechnology companies. FGC Of Counsel Tim Young represented MLSCF in this transaction.

    • July 26, 2010

      Promise Technology, Inc. (TSE: 3057) has acquired iStor Networks, Inc., a privately held leading provider of iSCSI storage area network solutions based in Irvine, California. Patrick Arrington, Joe Hayashi and Fred Hasani of FGC’s Orange County office, assisted iStor Networks in the transaction.

    • June 29, 2010

      Kontagent raises $4.5 Million from Altos Ventures, Maverick Capital and other investors. FGC Partner Rob Dang represented Kontagent in this transaction.

      TechCrunch: Kontagent Raises $4.5 Million.

    • May 28, 2010

      Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced that the MTN has acquired Mountain News Corporation, which operates the world's most visited online snow sports portal, OnTheSnow.com. FGC represented Mountain News Corporation in this transaction, led by Robert R. Rugani and Patrick Arrington.

      Press Release: Vail Resorts Acquires Mountain News Corporation, Operator of OnTheSnow.com

    • May 26, 2010

      Healthcare Staffing Partnership announced it acquired OfficeWorks Inc. from private equity firm Ropart Asset Management Funds and other investors. FGC Partner Alexander Chen represented OfficeWorks, Inc. in this transaction.

      Press Release: New holding company buys staffing firm

    • May 19, 2010

      ThisWeekIn raises $300K seed round. FGC Partner Joey Tran represented ThisWeekIn in this transaction.

      Press Release: Jason Calacanis and Kevin Pollak Launch Streaming TV Network 'This Week In'

    • April 7, 2010

      gdgt Raises $3.2M in Financing from Spark Capital, True Ventures and others. FGC Partner Rob Dang represented gdgt in this transaction.

      Press Release: Wall Street Journal Digital Network

    • March 31, 2010

      Socialcast Raises $8M in Series B Financing. FGC Partner Rob Dang represented Socialcast in this transaction.

      Press Release: http://www.techcrunch.com

    • March 18, 2010

      Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. has committed to provide $8.0 million in debt financing to Intelligent Beauty. FGC Partners Joe Hayashi and Alexander Chen represented Intelligent Beauty in this transaction.

      Press Release: Hercules Technology Growth Capital Announces Additional New Commitments of Over $52 Million to New and Existing Portfolio Companies

    • January 25, 2010

      Live Nation and Ticketmaster Entertainment merger receives U.S. Department of Justice Clearance. FGC Partner Fred Hasani represented Ticketmaster in this transaction.

      Press Release: Ticketmaster News Release

    • January 1, 2010

      Fortis General Counsel, LLP (FGC) is pleased to announce the election of Alexander C. Chen, as a Partner of the firm. Alex has represented a wide range of technology, entertainment, media and traditional businesses at all stages of growth and development, as well as the various lenders and investors that fund them. Specifically, his practice focuses on corporate formation, day-to-day corporate governance issues, venture equity and debt financings, joint ventures, licensing matters, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, international transactions and SEC periodic reporting.

      Prior to joining FGC, Alex practiced in the Santa Monica offices of a national law firm. Alex also practiced at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Los Angeles and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in Silicon Valley.

      Alex is a member of the State Bar of California. He received his B.A. from UC Berkeley and his J.D. from UCLA School of Law.

    • December 8, 2009

      Fortis General Counsel, LLP (FGC) is pleased to announce the addition of Daniel Wu as Of Counsel in its Southern California office.

      Dan has represented a wide range of Fortune 500 companies and technology companies at all stages of growth and development, as well as major investment banks and lenders. Dan’s practice focuses on corporate finance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, joint ventures, corporate governance, licensing and commercial agreements, corporate formation, venture equity and debt financings and general business counseling.

      Prior to joining FGC, Dan practiced law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Los Angeles. Dan also practiced at O’Melveny & Myers LLP in Los Angeles and was also an investment banker in New York.

      Dan is a member of the State Bar of California. He received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, his J.D. from UCLA School of Law and his M.B.A. from Insead.

    • September 23, 2009

      Fortis General Counsel, LLP (FGC) is pleased to announce the addition of Tim Young, as Of Counsel, in its Silicon Valley office.

      Tim’s practice focuses on providing general counsel services to venture and private equity funds, institutional, family office and angel investors, and emerging growth companies. Tim advises fund managers and investors on a broad range of issues, including fund formations, portfolio investments, secondary transactions, regulatory compliance, and fund governance and administration. Tim also handles all matters of corporate representation, including venture and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing and commercial agreements, and corporate governance

      Prior to joining FGC, Tim practiced at the law firms of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Heller Ehrman LLP and Cooley Godward LLP and served as the general counsel of Burrill & Company LLC.

      Tim is a member of the State Bar of California. He received his B.A. from University of Hawaii, his M.A. from Cornell University, and his J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

    • July 1, 2009

      Engadget founders launch gdgt.

      Press Release: http://www.venturebeat.com

    • May 28, 2009

      Funji, Inc. announced as one of the fbFund REV final winners.

      Press Release: http://www.techcrunch.com

    • May 7, 2009

      Avatar Startup FUHU Raises $6.25 Million, Strikes Deal With Acer To Put Widgets In PCs. FGC Partner Alex Chen represented FUHU in this transaction.

      Press Release: http://www.techcrunch.com

    • April 27, 2009

      HITACHI GST COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF FABRIK, INC.

      Press Release: http://www.fabrik.com/company/media-room/press-releases/27.php

    • April 13, 2009

      StumbleUpon acquired by Founders Garrett Camp and Geoff Smith, Accel Partners, August Capital and Sherpalo Ventures. FGC Partner Rob Dang represented Founder Garrett Camp and Series-G, LLC in this matter.

      Press Release: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/13/stumbleupon-lurches-back-to-original-owners////

    • April 7, 2009

      Socialcast secures Series A financing from True Ventures; Om Malik joins board of directors. FGC Partner Rob Dang represented Socialcast in this transaction.

      Press Release: http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/04/06/enterprise-communications-software-socialcast-secures-14-million-in-series-a-funding//

    • March 20, 2009

      Fortis General Counsel, LLP (FGC) is pleased to announce the addition of Robert R. Rugani, as Of Counsel, in its Silicon Valley office.

      Robert’s practice includes facilitating venture financings, private and public company M&A, debt/credit facilities, asset-backed securitization financings, joint ventures, and partnerships. In addition to outsourced general counsel services, Robert’s practice focuses on equity and debt financings, public and private mergers and acquisitions, sales and divestitures, company formation and representation, venture fund formation and representation, strategic business counseling, and negotiating and drafting commercial agreements. Robert has also served as outside corporate counsel for private and public companies and as in-house counsel.

      Prior to joining FGC, Robert practiced in the San Francisco office of Sidley Austin LLP. Robert was formerly the Assistant General Counsel for a private equity real estate investment firm. Robert has also practiced at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP in Silicon Valley.

      Robert is a member of the State Bar of California. He received his B.A. from University of California, Davis and his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.

    • January 22, 2009

      Fortis General Counsel, LLP (FGC) is pleased to announce the addition of Alexander C. Chen as Of Counsel in its Southern California office. Alex has represented a wide range of technology, entertainment, media and traditional businesses at all stages of growth and development, as well as the various lenders and investors that fund them. Specifically, his practice focuses on corporate formation, day-to-day corporate governance issues, venture equity and debt financings, joint ventures, licensing matters, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, international transactions and SEC periodic reporting.

      Prior to joining FGC, Alex practiced in the Santa Monica offices of a national law firm. Alex also practiced at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Los Angeles and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in Silicon Valley.

      Alex is a member of the State Bar of California. He received his B.A. from UC Berkeley and his J.D. from UCLA School of Law.

    • December 15, 2008

      Fortis General Counsel, LLP (FGC) is pleased to announce the addition of Patrick Arrington in its Southern California office. Patrick's practice focuses on areas of securities, venture capital, corporate finance, licensing and mergers and acquisitions, as well as public company representation, including general corporate matters, strategic alliances, technology licensing, disclosure issues, SEC and SOX compliance, financial reporting, Exchange Act periodic reports and proxy statements, NYSE and Nasdaq listing requirements, Regulation FD matters, directors and officers liability insurance coverage, executive compensation and employee benefit plans.

      Prior to joining FGC, Patrick was a partner at Rutan & Tucker, partner and head of the Orange County Business & Technology Group at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, LLP, and most recently, partner at Dorsey & Whitney, LLP.

      Patrick is a member of the State Bar of California. He received his B.A. from the University of New Mexico and his LL.B. from Harvard Law School and has been named in the Best Lawyers in America since 1996.

      In addition, Fortis General Counsel, LLP's Southern California office has moved its offices. Effective immediately, its new location is 120 Vantis, Suite 440, Aliso Viejo, California 92656.

    • December 9, 2008

      Kontagent named as one of five fbFund winners.

      Press Release: http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/12/09/facebooks-fbfund-names-winners-of-225000-grants///

    • September 22, 2008

      RescueTime raises financing. FGC Partner Joey Tran represented RescueTime in this transaction.

      Press Release: http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/09/22/rescuetime-proving-useful-for-the-enterprise-raises-900k/

    • September 8, 2008

      Causecast Corporation selected as TechCrunch50 Finalist.

      Press Release: http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/09/08/announcing-the-techcrunch50-finalists//

    • September 3, 2008

      FABRIK MAKES IT FAST AND EASY TO RECYCLE SIMPLETECH DRIVES

      Press Release: http://www.fabrik.com/company/media-room/press-releases/21.php/

    • July 28, 2008

      FABRIK LAUNCHES WORLD'S MOST ECO-FRIENDLY EXTERNAL DRIVE

      Press Release: http://www.fabrik.com/company/media-room/press-releases/20.php/

    • June 13, 2008

      Jane Kleinberger wins 2008 Venues Today Women of Influence Awards.

      Press Release: http://www.paciolan.com/news/061308_Jane_Award.htm/

    • March 12, 2008

      WeGame.com, Inc. closes its Series B Preferred Stock Financing with True Ventures, The Hit Forge and SoftTechVC. FGC Partner Joey Tran represented WeGame.com, Inc. in this transaction.

      Press Release: http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/03/12/wegames-19-year-old-founder-raises-3-million-financing/

    • December 20, 2007

      Ticketmaster Announces Paciolan Deal Set to Close. FGC Partner Fred Hasani represented Paciolan in this transaction.

      Press Release: http://press.ticketmaster.com/Extranet/TMPRArticlePressReleases.aspx?id=5500

    • December 11, 2007

      Vaccine Technologies, Inc. closes first tranche of its Series B-2 Preferred Stock Financing with Morningside Technology Ventures. FGC Partner Rob Dang represented Vaccine Technologies in this transaction.

    • October 10, 2007

      Matrivax, Inc. closes its Series A Preferred Stock Financing with Morningside Technology Ventures. FGC Partner Rob Dang represented the founder in this transaction.

    • October 9, 2007

      Oracle Buys Automated Applications Controls Leader LogicalApps.

      Press Release: http://www.oracle.com/corporate/press/2007_oct/logicalapps.html

    • July 11, 2007

      LogicalApp supports Qualcomm’s rapid financial close with embedded process automation solution.

      Press Release: http://www.logicalapps.com/pdf/press_release/PRQUALCOMMFINAL.pdf

    • July 2, 2007

      Paciolan enters into an agreement to be acquired by Ticketmaster. FGC Partner Fred Hasani represented Paciolan in this transaction.

    • April 2, 2007

      BlueRun Ventures leads investment in the Series C Preferred Stock financing of Hyperpia, Inc. FGC Partner Joey Tran represented BlueRun Ventures in this transaction.

    • March 28, 2007

      Vaccine Technologies, Inc. closes its Series B Preferred Stock financing with Morningside Technology Ventures. FGC Partner Rob Dang represented Vaccine Technologies in this transaction.

    • March 2, 2007

      Fortis General Counsel, LLP (FGC) is proud to announce that Joyce Lan Kim has joined FGC as Of Counsel in its Silicon Valley office. Joyce brings to FGC an extensive experience in representing Web 2.0 companies. Joyce also represents a variety of clients ranging from software companies, angel and seed investors, and consulting services companies.

      Joyce is a member of the State Bar of California and the State Bar of New York. Prior to joining Fortis General Counsel, Joyce practiced law in the Palo Alto office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP where she worked on venture capital financings and merger and acquisition transactions involving U.S. and Korean companies. Joyce was also a member of the capital markets group in the New York office of Shearman & Sterling LLP where she worked on securities regulation issues, exchange offers, and debt and equity offerings ranging in value from $150 million to $1.35 billion.

    • March 1, 2007

      Fortis General Counsel, LLP (FGC) is pleased to announce that Joe Hayashi has joined FGC as a Partner in its Southern California office. The addition of Joe enhances FGC’s premier services in representing start-ups and emerging growth companies in all corporate transactions, including venture and debt financings, public and private mergers and acquisitions, sales and divestitures, recapitalizations, corporate governance and strategic business counseling, licensing and commercial agreements, and closely-held businesses, including partnerships, sole proprietorships and limited liability companies. Joe’s experience includes representing start-ups to Fortune 500 companies in various industries ranging from technology to life sciences.

      Prior to joining Fortis General Counsel, Joe practiced law in the Southern California offices of Dorsey & Whitney LLP and the Silicon Valley offices of Brobeck Phleger & Harrison LLP representing venture capital firms and investment banks that fund emerging companies and acting as general outside counsel to companies at all stages of development. Joe is a member of the State Bar of California.

    • February 19, 2007

      Fortis General Counsel, LLP (FGC) is pleased to welcome Joey M. Tran as a Partner in its Silicon Valley office. Joey formerly practiced law at the Palo Alto offices of WilmerHale. The addition of Joey marks the further strategic expansion of FGC’s Silicon Valley office.

      Joey’s practice focuses on outsourced general counsel services, with an emphasis on the general representation of emerging growth companies in all stages of maturity. Joey has represented a wide variety of companies - ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies - and in many industries - ranging from technology companies to Web 2.0 companies to life sciences companies.

      Joey has handled all matters of corporate representation, including venture capital and debt financing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and strategic counseling, IP/technology licensing and commercial agreements. Joey has structured, managed and led both venture capital equity financings and convertible debt financings with an aggregate value of over $230,000,000. He has facilitated mergers, acquisitions and asset purchase transactions with an aggregate value of over $740,000,000 between both private and public companies. As primary outside corporate counsel, Joey has drafted and negotiated a broad range of commercial licenses and agreements, including software licenses, software development and assignment, joint development, technology transfer, distribution, product distribution, strategic partnership, professional services, reseller, application service provider, master subscription, office lease and sublease agreements.

      Joey is a member of the State Bar of California. Joey received his B.A., Molecular and Cell Biology and B.A., Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.

    • February 7, 2007

      Hewlett-Packard acquires Bitfone Corporation. FGC Partner Fred Hasani represented Bitfone in this transaction.

      Press Release: http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2007/mobility/nr_070207.pdf

    • February 1, 2007

      Fortis General Counsel, LLP (FGC) is proud to announce the opening of its new office in Silicon Valley. Ideally situated to address the growing legal needs of start-ups, FGC’s new office is located at One Lagoon Drive, Suite 100 in Redwood Shores, California.

      About Fortis General Counsel, LLP

      Fortis General Counsel, LLP is a boutique law firm that provides general counsel services, as well as traditional corporate and technology licensing legal services, to emerging growth companies primarily in the technology sector. We advise a broad range of clients from mature public companies to early stage startup companies. Our objective is to provide companies with services typically provided by a general counsel in a cost-effective and responsive manner.

      Our partners have previously served as general counsel, or provided general counsel services, to a wide variety of emerging growth companies. We provide our emerging growth clients with an opportunity to receive the benefits of an in-house general counsel without incurring the costs of a full-time employee or large law firm rates. Our flexible business model allows our partners to work with, or as an alternative to, our clients’ outside corporate counsel.

      We provide our clients with practical legal and business advice by immediately integrating with our clients’ management teams. Our general counsel services concentrate on general corporate counseling, technology licensing transactions, venture financings, mergers & acquisitions, employment counseling, intellectual property protection, business formation and management of other outside counsel.

    • January 31, 2007

      JDSU selects LogicalApps to meet compliance requirements.

      Press Release: http://www.logicalapps.com/pdf/press_release/JDSU.pdf

    • October 31, 2006

      Alltel adopts Bitfone's FusionDM for Standards-Based Firmware Over-the-Air.

      Press Release: http://biz.yahoo.com/pz/061031/107735.html

    • April 19, 2006

      Miartech closes $6 Million in first round of institutional funding. FGC Partner Fred Hasani represented Miatech in this transaction.

    • February 28, 2006

      Bitfone Corporation announced that 3, the UK mobile media company, has selected Bitfone to launch their over-the-air firmware update service using Bitfone's software.

      Press Release: http://www.3g.co.uk/PR/March2006/2694.htm