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 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


"Accredited Investors: Wealth Is No Longer the Sole Proxy for Financial Sophistication," co-author, Corporate Law Alert (August 2020)

"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

Management Committee, Member