Michael Gorback

Michael J. Gorback


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San Francisco

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.

Representative Work

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 Tibit Communications, Inc. in its Series A Preferred Stock financing

Represented CargoChief, Inc. in its Series A and Series A-1 Preferred Stock financings

Represented StreamMosaic, Inc. in its Series Seed Preferred Stock financing

Represented Plursona, Inc. in its acquisition by Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN)

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

Represented Molecular Sensing, Inc. in its Series A and Series B Preferred Stock financings

Represented Good.Co in its seed funding round


"New General Solicitation Rules for Private Placements Go Into Effect," co-author, Corporate Law Alert (September 2013)

"SEC Approves Heightened Stock Exchange Listing Standards For Reverse Merger Companies," co-author, Business Law Alert (November 2011)

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Academic Distinction

Thurston Society

Hastings Law Journal, Executive Editor


J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2003)

B.A., with high honors, University of California, Santa Barbara (2000)

Admissions And Courts


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

San Francisco

(415) 995-5100 Direct Phone
(415) 995-3417 Fax

Email Attorney


Firm Leadership

Corporate Practice Group Leader