Steve Meyers is a leading attorney in the areas of securities laws compliance and technology licensing. He has over 25 years of business law experience with emerging and high growth companies. He began his legal career as an Enforcement Attorney with the Securities & Exchange Commission in San Francisco. He went on to become in-house counsel with several publicly traded and pre-IPO companies in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley in both a legal and business development capacity.
During the “Dot-Com Boom” in 1999-2000, Steve was the sole in-house counsel for a Silicon Valley B2B e-Commerce company before its monster IPO, negotiating and drafting all of the company’s license agreements and strategic partnering and joint marketing arrangements. Thereafter he relocated to San Diego, and became Special Counsel to MP3.com, Inc., formerly the world’s largest online music service provider, where he advised management on, and negotiated, complex license and business agreements. He relocated to Palm Springs in 2006, where he assists companies to raise money in compliance with federal and state securities laws. He specializes in the preparation of private placement memoranda (Rules 504 and 506) and advises companies on valuation methodologies and ways to structure their offerings to maximize shareholder value. He recently completed his first public registration statement (Form S-1) for a Los Angeles-based software developer.
Steve’s private practice experience includes running his own solo practice, as well as previous positions with a Bay Area-based national law firm and with boutique securities law firms in San Francisco and La Jolla.
Steve received his law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley. His undergraduate education was at the University of London, England, and Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, from which he graduated with a degree in economics with honors. Steve has been an Instructor in Legal Writing and Research at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, as well as a judge for the Annual International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition, which is co-hosted by San Jose State University and the University of San Diego.
Steve dreams of returning to San Diego and learning to surf.