Paul J. Tauber


Paul Tauber brings wide-ranging transactional experience to his corporate clients, including many fast-paced, innovative businesses, and often serves in an outside general counsel role. He is particularly skilled in the areas of financing, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property licensing, and joint ventures.

Paul represents businesses of all sizes from startups to publicly held multinational enterprises and from family-held businesses to tax-exempt organizations. He has extensive experience with corporate financing transactions and mergers and acquisitions, as well as licensing of technology and other intellectual property. A significant part of Paul’s practice also involves structuring, negotiating, and documenting international business transactions, particularly those involving foreign businesses establishing, investing in, or partnering with businesses in the United States. His clients operate in diverse industries including software, Internet, virtual reality, medical devices and diagnostics, semiconductors, and financial services.

Joint venture and strategic alliance transactions are a common part of Paul’s transaction practice. He also has extensive knowledge of general contractual matters including manufacturing, reseller and professional services agreements, employment and consulting agreements, and negotiated resolutions of business disputes.

Paul splits his time between the firm’s San Francisco and Palo Alto offices.

Paul is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, the American Bar Association, the California Bar Association and the Bar Association of San Francisco. He is admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of International Trade.

Paul is a member of the Advisory Board of TAGLaw®, the esteemed international alliance of independent law firms. He also serves on the board of directors of The Earth Awards Foundation, a foundation dedicated to supporting long-term relief from natural disasters and the development of sustainable products, as well as on the advisory board of several startup companies.

Paul earned his B.A. in economics and government from Cornell University in 1990 and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1992. He earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan in 1995 where he served as Associate Editor and Contributing Editor of the University of Michigan Journal of International Law and co-authored an article on liberalizing international trade in legal services.