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Miller-Headshot-150x150Todd Miller | Managing Director

Todd brings positive value to the company’s general ledger. Rated by his peers as being within the top 5% of practicing attorneys in California year after year, he is a business-oriented trial attorney who has tried and won matters before jurors, judges, and arbitrators. Todd has worked with some of the world’s leading technology companies to help them cultivate, protect, and monetize their assets. He is also an international speaker and author with over 20 publications on intellectual property in multiple languages. | See Todd’s full biography here.


Berg-Headshot-150x150Jesse Berg | Co-Chair, Business & Finance Group [San Francisco Office]

Jesse Berg is a business attorney focused on corporate and securities matters and commercial transactions. He advises start-ups, privately held companies and entrepreneurs principally in the areas of technology, e-commerce, digital publishing, new media and gaming. He frequently serves as outside general counsel for these companies. Jesse has legal experience at large and small law firms, as general counsel of a publicly traded software company and as the co-founder of a number of different companies. He is licensed to practice law in California. | See Jesse’s full biography here.


Halla-Temp-Cropped-ThumbnailMichael Halla | Co-Chair, Litigation Group  [Dallas Office]

Michael works as a skilled negotiator to identify settlement options and secure agreements that can avoid the necessity of litigation. He understands his clients work hard to accumulate their wealth and he uses his unique style of negotiation to protect those clients and their assets. There are, however, times when litigation is necessary. Few law firms are willing to take cases to trial. At those times, Michael believes the only place to measure success is in the courtroom. In these cases, he views settlement as an option only for the opposition. |See Michael’s full biography here.



Steven Rinehart | Co-Chair, Litigation Group  [Salt Lake City Office]

Steven Rinehart is a registered patent attorney licensed before the State of Utah, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the US Patent and Trademark Office. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah College of Law in 2003. He studied Computer Science, Naval Science and English as an undergraduate at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah where he graduated in 2000. Before becoming a lawyer, Steve founded and sold several Internet companies, including and, which both grossed over $1 million in revenue during their first years in business. Steven also founded, a free legal file exchange. |See Steve’s full biography here.


Peharda-Headshot-150x150Kresimir Peharda, Co-Chair, Business & Finance Group [Santa Monica Office]

Kresimir is a corporate and securities attorney. He represents companies in all stages of development from start-up to public. Kresimir has assisted his public clients in IPOs, spin-offs, going private transactions, SEC compliance, corporate governance, corporate reorganizations and complex financing transactions. He advises startups and middle market companies on contracts, equity compensation, debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, and shareholder matters. Kresimir has been the CEO of a healthcare IT start-up and the co-founder of two other start-ups. He is licensed in California. | See Kresimir’s full biography here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]