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Michael Gorback

Michael J. Gorback

(415) 995-5100


Mike represents technology companies at all stages of growth, in addition to the venture funds and individuals that invest in technology companies. His practice encompasses corporate formation, debt and equity financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, technology transactions, employment counseling, public securities offerings, SEC reporting and corporate governance. Prior to joining Hanson Bridgett, Mike practiced in both the transactional and securities litigation practices at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto.


J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif UC Law San Francisco (Formerly UC Hastings) ( 2003 )
B.A. with high honors University of California, Santa Barbara ( 2000 )

Academic Distinction

Thurston Society

Hastings Law Journal, Executive Editor

Admissions and Courts

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Represented Tibit Communications in its acquisition by Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN)

Represented Dwell Media in its acquisition by Recurrent Ventures

Represented LÜK Network in its Series Seed financing, led by Nyca Partners

Represented Kinly in its $20 million Series A financing, led by Forerunner Ventures and Point 72, with participation from Kevin Durant, Gabrielle Union, Marshawn Lynch, and other notable angels 

Represented big data analytics firm Nuevora in its acquisition by Sutherland Global

Represented Strategikon Pharma, Inc. in its Series A Preferred Stock financing, led by Osage Venture Partners

Represented StreamMosaic, Inc. in its acquisition by PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: PDFS)

Represented Tibit Communications, Inc. in its $20 million Series B preferred stock financing, led by Intel Capital

Represented Uproxx Media Group in its acquisition by Warner Music Group

Represented Ellation, Inc. in its acquisition by Otter Media, LLC, a joint venture between AT&T, Inc. (NYSE: T) and the Chernin Group

Represented Decorist, Inc. in its acquisition by Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY)

Represented OneTree Microdevices, Inc. in its acquisition by Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI)

Represented Plursona, Inc. in its acquisition by Aruba Networks, Inc.

Represented Triple Lift, Inc. in its Series A Preferred Stock financing