Andrew H. Pontious

Andy Pontious specializes in business and transactional law, including business formations, transactions, corporate governance and strategic planning, securities issuances and regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property protection, for public and private companies of all sizes. Andy is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
(415) 982-1400 | pontious@ddrs.com

Areas of Expertise:

  • Structuring business relationships and general business and contract negotiation and counseling
  • General Counsel services
  • Buying, selling and restructuring businesses
  • Business formation and structuring, including choice of business entities and structuring the relationship among the founders
  • Securities law matters and regulatory compliance
  • Delisting and deregistering securities of and terminating periodic Securities and Exchange Commission reporting obligations of public companies in “going private” and “going dark” transactions
  • Equity investments and financings for companies and investors
  • Intellectual property and technology transactions, including licensing, distribution, and employee and consultant relationships
  • Proprietary protection for copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, including prosecution of federal registrations of copyrights and trademarks

Affiliations and Memberships:

  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of South Carolina

Education and Certifications:

  • J.D. - Santa Clara University, 1991
  • B.S.A.A.E. - Purdue University, 1986
  • Registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office