B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois; elected to membership in the Tau Beta Pi engineering honorary society;
J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.; academic performance invitation to the staff of the Georgetown University International Law Journal.
Bar Admissions: State Bar of California
Federal District Court for the Northern District of California
I have been a practicing attorney for over 35 years, initially in Washington, D.C, thereafter in Palo Alto, California as a partner in the full service law firm of Stanwood and Price (where my partner, Thomas R. Stanwood, served as president of the Palo Alto Bar Association). Following my partner’s retirement, I have practiced as a sole practitioner and the head of my own law firm in Palo Alto – the Law Offices of Dan Price. My emphasis is on providing employment, dispute resolution, small business, real property and intellectual property licensing counseling to my Clients. My many years of service and a broad array of Clients and experiences have enabled the development of a rich assortment of problem solving tools enhancing my delivery of targeted, cost efficient and Client-centric solutions. I have sat on the board of directors of a fiber optics company, have represented leading companies providing various products and services including broadband access, VOIP services, precision optical software, software licensing and sale, gaming, consulting and online services, and various other bricks and mortar garden variety products and services. I am the former lead counsel for Source Services Corporation (a company that was acquired soon after its IPO), a company which was a leading national provider of personnel staffing services. While representing Source, I managed all employment issues and oversaw litigation across some 30 plus states. I have represented employee and employer plaintiffs and defendants, real estate buyers, sellers, and agents, licensors and licensees, parties to business contracts and both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation, arbitration, mediations, and agency hearings on a wide variety of subject areas. I have counseled numerous start-up and emerging businesses, both low tech and hi tech and provided operational documentation (business contracts, license agreements, employment agreements, etc.) for such enterprises at various stages of their growth. I have served as a member of a three attorney panel providing continuing legal education seminars across California to other lawyers through a program entitled “Company Assets, Confidential Information and the Mobile Employee”, sponsored by Lorman Education Services, Eau Claire, WI.
Over the years I have come to understand my role as an attorney as essentially one of informed problem solving and have come to understand the value of anticipating those problems so as to avoid the considerable distractions and costs in dealing with a matured legal problem. I understand that one size does not fit all in determining the best legal strategy in any particular situation and therefore endeavor to gain a full understanding of each Client’s values, circumstances and objectives before identifying what “success” looks like to that Client.
Finally, I understand the concerns that all Clients have about the high costs of legal representation. I’ve maintained reasonable billing rates and a forthright approach to assuring my legal representation is accomplished efficiently and with transparency to the Client. You can expect that I will be responsive (take calls as received and if unavailable, same day responsive calls are the norm) diligent, efficient and effective in working with you to achieve a successful result consistent with budgeted cost and fee constraints.
While most of my Clients are direct referrals by lawyers or current or previous Clients, no prospective Client is refused for lack of a referral. And if for any reason I am unable to take on a case, or if following acceptance of a case, unique issues outside of my range of competence should arise, I have developed a rich network of attorneys and other service providers capable of assisting in the resolution of your legal issues. Regardless and without charge, I am always available to point you in the right direction if I am not the right person for your particular legal issue.
For general questions please feel free to contact the Law Offices of Dan Price using the Contact Form below.
For all other inquiries, please call LDP at (650) 321-1440.