About Mike Ross
Bay Area Business and Transactional Law Attorney
With more than 30 years’ experience specializing in business transactional law, The Law Offices of Mike Ross represent both public and private companies with a wide variety of business legal needs. Serving clients in and around San Jose and the California Bay Area, Mike Ross has gained a stellar reputation among peers and clients for his excellent leadership, decision-making and communications skills.
Mike Ross works with businesses from all sectors to provide legal counsel and give them the upper hand in tough negotiations. He has worked extensively with businesses in the tech sector and is uniquely capable of understanding and managing the complex issues that they face, including financing, intellectual property, corporate governance, SaaS, sales and commercial contract experience.
Experienced • Pragmatic • Responsive • Cost-Effective
The Law Offices of Mike Ross provide advice, guidance and legal advocacy on a number of matters including:
- Corporate Law
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Intellectual Property
- Company Formation
- Debt and Equity
- Employment Law
- Corporate Governance
- And more!
Background and Experience
Mr. Ross earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting with High Distinction in 1982 from the University of Arizona. He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1985. Following his graduation from Stanford, he joined the law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in San Francisco.
In 1989, Mr. Ross left to join Atmel Corporation, as Vice President, General Counsel. Subsequently he served as Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel for Advanced Power Projects, a clean-tech startup firm focused on upgrades to gas powered power plants to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In 2008, he became Vice President, General Counsel & Mergers and Acquisitions of Solar Semiconductor, a solar panel provider with manufacturing facilities in India.