Stanley E. Doty


Stanley E. Doty has been practicing corporate and real estate transactional law in Palo Alto, California since 1982. After graduating from Stanford University (B.A., Honors and Distinction in economics, 1975) and University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1978), he was admitted to practice law in California in 1978. Mr. Doty focuses primarily on his corporate transactional practice, with an emphasis on structuring of business entities and reorganizations, business financings, technology licensing, and merger and acquisition transactions. His practice also includes other business matters such as joint venture agreements, distribution arrangements, real estate contracts and service agreements. His clients, which range from startups to mature businesses, include technology companies as well as many professional and other service providers. Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV.

Representative Matters

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Represented semiconductor equipment testing and cleaning company in its acquisition by a semiconductor equipment industry leader.
  • Represented network security software company in its acquisition by a large semiconductor manufacturer.
  • Represented memory chip IP company in its acquisition by a public company.
  • Represented employee benefits software provider in its acquisition of a competitor.
  • Represented a client in acquiring the employee relocation services division of a publicly traded international human resources outsourcing and consulting company.
  • Represented a client in acquiring a 120 employee business consulting division of a nonprofit research institute.

Company Financings

  • Represented gene sequencing biotechnology company in its Series A financing.
  • Represented mobile platform application company in a Series A financing.
  • Represented chip level software company in Series A and Series B financings.
  • Represented worker’s compensation insurance company in $50,000,000 Series A financing.

Technology Licensing and Other Contractual Matters

  • Numerous licensing transactions for memory cell IP company.
  • Structuring and negotiation of licensing of university owned technology and related equity arrangements.
  • Negotiation of numerous software licensing agreements for a network security software company.
  • Negotiation of international distribution agreement for software products.

Stanley Doty


Tel: 650.327.0100
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