The Law Firm Behind Success Stories
Among the thousands of startups we've formed here at White Summers, Tesla Motors is certainly one of the most notable.
All Types of Technology
Whether you're involved in music, multimedia or microprocessors, we can help you protect your intellectual property, raise finance and navigate your most significant transactions.
We're in Your Corner
We guide and support entrepreneurs and innovators. Whether you're forming a new company, filing patents, raising finance or cashing out, we're behind you all the way.
Smaller is Sometimes Better
We’re a boutique that offers highly specialized corporate legal services to technology companies, investors, executives and board members. Staying small allows us to respond quickly--and deeply understand you, your company and your business.
Technology Knows No Borders
Neither do we. We work with companies and investors everywhere. Financings, M&A, international joint ventures, strategic partnerships, restructurings, flips--you name it, we’ve done it before and we can do it for you.

Welcome to White Summers

About Our Firm

20+ Years Experience

600+ Clients

900+ Transactions

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White Summers International is a boutique corporate and technology transactional law firm. For over 20 years we have worked with leading technology and branded product companies and investors in global markets in the US, Europe, Asia, India and Africa. We are innovators. We head an international accelerator in which we actually create and run companies for our clients called WhiteSpace X. We created WhiteSpace Intelligence to add value strategic guidance to augment existing lawyers and advisors. We dig deep with our companies to help on all aspects of business…when things are great and when they are not. If you are looking for a true partner that knows your business and will figure things out when others say it can’t be done, then we’re for you.

We work with companies and executives globally from our offices located in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Portland, and Budapest.

 

20+ Years Experience

600+ Clients

900+ Transactions

International Presence

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Our Firm

Silicon Valley Team
Portland Team

Practice Areas

Business Formation, Structuring

We advise management on appropriate structures for emerging companies.

Intellectual Property

We routinely address protection of intellectual property and business model planning and strategies.

Debt & Equity Financings

We provide guidance for those clients who are seeking to raise funds through the sale of an equity ownership stake in their Company or through debt obligations.

Mergers & Acquisitions

We represent companies on both the buying and selling side of mergers, acquisitions and related corporate restructurings and reorganizations.

Executive Development

We advise individual executives and companies on employment and termination agreements, critical tax and compensation issues relating to employment, best practices and communications between management and Boards of Directors – and other related matters.

Corporate Governance

Conflicts. Compliance. Fiduciary duty. Risk. Crisis. Case study and education. Investigation. D+O liability, indemnification and insurance. Safe space counsel. Board self-evaluation. Updates, newest expectations and ideas.

Real Property

Negotiation. Re-negotiation. Institutional transactions. Residential transactions. Leasing. Finance. Unlawful detainer. Dispute resolution. Development and construction. Land use.

International Business

We assist our clients in international joint ventures and equity transactions. We also represent companies outside the U.S. that are seeking access to technology or partnering relationships and strategic alliances with U.S.- based businesses.

Strategic Partnering, Commercial & License Transactions

We help our clients form commercial partnerships with both individuals and entities. In helping clients generate revenue and other business opportunities, we also facilitate the creation of strategic partnerships and guidance on the evolution of such relationships.

Corporate Restructuring, Divestitures

We assist companies and executives on planning and executing on corporate restructurings, divestitures and combinations appropriate to business objectives and competitive realities.

Investor Representation

We are knowledgeable and experienced on advising investors on fund-formation, the representation of investment syndicates and assisting investors on fiduciary and operational issues in their work with portfolio companies.

Trusts & Estates

Business succession. Wills. Revocable trusts. Irrevocable trusts. Probate. Trust interpretation. Income and estate tax. Accounting. Litigation and dispute resolution. Undue influence. Fiduciary duty. Will contest. Real property expertise. Sudden wealth. Asset protection.

Business Formation, Structuring

We advise management on appropriate structures for emerging companies.

Intellectual Property

We routinely address protection of intellectual property and business model planning and strategies.

Debt & Equity Financings

We provide guidance for those clients who are seeking to raise funds through the sale of an equity ownership stake in their Company or through debt obligations.

Mergers & Acquisitions

We represent companies on both the buying and selling side of mergers, acquisitions and related corporate restructurings and reorganizations.

Executive Development

We advise individual executives and companies on employment and termination agreements, critical tax and compensation issues relating to employment, best practices and communications between management and Boards of Directors – and other related matters.

Corporate Governance

Conflicts. Compliance. Fiduciary duty. Risk. Crisis. Case study and education. Investigation. D+O liability, indemnification and insurance. Safe space counsel. Board self-evaluation. Updates, newest expectations and ideas.

Real Property

Negotiation. Re-negotiation. Institutional transactions. Residential transactions. Leasing. Finance. Unlawful detainer. Dispute resolution. Development and construction. Land use.

International Business

We assist our clients in international joint ventures and equity transactions. We also represent companies outside the U.S. that are seeking access to technology or partnering relationships and strategic alliances with U.S.- based businesses.

Strategic Partnering, Commercial & License Transactions

We help our clients form commercial partnerships with both individuals and entities. In helping clients generate revenue and other business opportunities, we also facilitate the creation of strategic partnerships and guidance on the evolution of such relationships.

Corporate Restructuring, Divestitures

We assist companies and executives on planning and executing on corporate restructurings, divestitures and combinations appropriate to business objectives and competitive realities.

Investor Representation

We are knowledgeable and experienced on advising investors on fund-formation, the representation of investment syndicates and assisting investors on fiduciary and operational issues in their work with portfolio companies.

Trusts & Estates

Business succession. Wills. Revocable trusts. Irrevocable trusts. Probate. Trust interpretation. Income and estate tax. Accounting. Litigation and dispute resolution. Undue influence. Fiduciary duty. Will contest. Real property expertise. Sudden wealth. Asset protection.

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If you would like more information about working with our firm, please contact us.

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European Site

Where to Find Us

541 Jefferson Ave., Suite 100
Redwood City, CA 94063
Tel:(650) 298-6000
Fax:(650) 298-6050

Portland

805 SW Broadway, Suite 2440
Portland, OR 97205
Tel:(503) 419-3000
Fax:(503) 419-3001

3 Kristóf tér, III. floor
Budapest, Hungary, H-1052
Tel: (+36) 1 782 3424
Fax: (+36) 1 786 9381

541 Jefferson Ave., Suite 100
Redwood City, CA 94063
Tel:(650) 298-6000
Fax:(650) 298-6050

Portland

805 SW Broadway, Suite 2440
Portland, OR 97205
Tel:(503) 419-3000
Fax:(503) 419-3001

3 Kristóf tér, III. floor
Budapest, Hungary, H-1052
Tel: (+36) 1 782 3424
Fax: (+36) 1 786 9381

Central Coast

325 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz CA 95062
831-201-5001

3 Kristóf tér, III. floor Budapest, Hungary, H-1052 Tel: ( 36) 1 782 3424 Fax: ( 36) 1 786 9381

New York

325 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz CA 95062
831-201-5001

Central Coast

325 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz CA 95062
831-201-5001

San Francisco

San Francisco

620 Davis Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 690-8750

620 Davis Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 690-8750

New York

325 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz CA 95062
831-201-5001