Michael Gorback

Michael J. Gorback


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San Francisco

Mike represents private and public technology companies at all stages of growth, in addition to the venture capital and angel investors that invest in technology companies. His practice encompasses corporate formation, debt and equity financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, employment and labor 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.

Mike is a co-founder of Treatise, a question/answer and networking app for lawyers that was launched in October 2014. Treatise is the only mobile app designed specifically for attorneys to ask and answer questions by practice area, to rate other attorneys’ responses, and to network with other lawyers in their fields of expertise.

Representative Work

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 Preferred Stock financing

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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Professional Affiliations

Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards Nominating Committee

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

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Firm Leadership

Emerging Companies Practice Leader