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Julian Zegelman | Corporate Attorney

Julian Zegelman

Julian Zegelman assists clients with their diverse business needs, including entity formation, venture capital fund formation, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, private securities offerings, reverse mergers and alternative public offerings, equity and debt financing, corporate governance and compliance, intellectual property protection and transfer, technology licensing, and tax-exempt entity formation, restructuring and regulatory compliance. Julian successfully represents entrepreneurs and start-ups from inception through multiple rounds of venture financing and ultimate exit. In addition, he also represents a number of venture capital funds and individual angel investors in their investments into portfolio companies.

  • Fluent in Russian and Hebrew
  • B.A., University of California, San Diego
  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School

Representative Transactions

  • Represented a nanotechnology start-up in a $350,000 seed round, followed by two cross-border license agreements, a $1.5 million convertible note financing, a $5 million Series A financing and a $2.5 million joint development agreement
  • Represented management in the formation of a $100 million venture capital fund organized in the U.S. and Cayman Islands
  • Represented management in the formation of a $35 million private equity fund organized in Delaware
  • Represented numerous limited partners in their investments into venture capital funds, hedge funds, and private equity funds
  • Ongoing representation of publicly traded venture capital fund TMT Investments PLC in multiple seed and Series A investments into portfolio companies
  • Represented a group of Russian investors in a $1.5 million investment into a Texas oil company
  • Represented a regional non-profit provider of mental health services in connection with a $60 million merger
  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in connection with a $49 million initial public offering (IPO)
  • Represented a manufacturer of laboratory equipment in connection with a $30 million acquisition by a publicly traded competitor
  • Represented a private equity group in connection with a $15 million acquisition of a chain of grocery stores in Northern California
  • Represented a private provider of document reproduction services in connection with a $7 million acquisition by a publicly traded global electronics company
  • Ongoing representation of numerous software, technology and traditional businesses in an outside general counsel capacity

Professional Associations

  • Eastern European Bar Association (Co-Founder, Board of Governors)
  • Moscow Advocates Club (Honorary Member)


John Rosenbaum – Corporate Attorney

John Rosenbaum

A graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and holding an MBA from NYU in both Finance and International Business, John Rosenbaum brings to the firm a wealth of knowledge and experience in both law and business. After graduating cum laude from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he was an Editor of the U.S.F. Law Review, John served as Law Clerk to the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. Subsequently, as a longtime corporate attorney with White & Case LLP and Fenwick & West LLP, John was charged with responsibility for significant and complex transactions.

  • Fluent in Japanese
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania
  • J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law
  • M.B.A., New York University

Representative Transactions

  • Advised numerous startup companies in the high technology, biotechnology and finance fields on initial organizational matters (startup), seed round funding and venture capital and angel investment funding rounds
  • Represented high technology company in its $28 million acquisition
  • Represented major technology company in reviewing license, technology transfer, customer service, NDA and master service agreements for M&A transactions in the pay-TV space
  • Drafted, negotiated and implemented stock option plan for a high technology company
  • Drafted click-through license agreements and other intellectual property agreements for high technology clients
  • Represented biotechnology company in various real estate acquisition and lending transactions and tax issues
  • Advised financial services institutions on new product development and marketing plans and strategies, including credit cards and mortgage and home equity products
  • Advised major international bank on corporate lending matters and collateralization of loans
  • Drafted and negotiated domestic and international commercial aircraft leasing agreements and guaranties
  • Served as underwriter's counsel to major bank in connection with underwriting of California Department of Water and Power bonds
  • Advised international bank on corporate lending matters and collateralization of loans
  • Advised corporate and financial institutional clients of the firm on a broad range of corporate and financial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities and bond issuance, contract law, start-ups and corporate governance and taxation

Professional Associations

  • California Bar Association (Member)
  • New York Bar Association (Member)
  • District of Columbia Bar Association (Member)


Svetlana Rishina – Corporate Attorney

Svetlana Rishina

Svetlana Rishina is a dedicated trial attorney who brings years of experience to her commercial litigation practice, focusing on cross-border business disputes involving companies in Russia, Eastern and Western Europe, Asia and the United States. Prior to joining the firm, Svetlana handled a broad range of complex business matters, as well as FCPA and SOX investigations, on behalf of prominent regional and international law firms. In addition to her litigation practice, Svetlana provides pro bono services through the Bar Association of San Francisco.

  • Fluent in Russian
  • LL.B., Tashkent State Institute of Law
  • LL.M., Golden Gate University School of Law

Representative Matters

  • Trial victory against AV-rated national law firm on behalf of real estate broker
  • Secured dismissal of $600 million lawsuit against bank executive
  • Successful resolution of litigation between U.S. cell phone manufacturer and overseas parts producer

Professional Associations

  • Bar Association of San Francisco (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Inns of Court, San Francisco (Member)
  • Jewish Vocational Services (Education Committee)


Yakov Moldavskiy – Corporate Paralegal

Yakov Moldavskiy

Yakov Moldavskiy, a post-bar associate awaiting July 2015 bar results, works closely with the firm’s corporate attorneys on various legal matters and diverse client needs and expectations. Yakov assists with transactions including entity formation and dissolution, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and compliance, as well as regulatory filings.

  • Fluent in Russian
  • LL.M., University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • Paralegal Studies Certificate, California State University, East Bay
  • Diploma in Law, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

Professional Associations

  • San Francisco Paralegal Association (Member)