​High Value Advice. When you Need it Most.

First we listen.  Then we ask questions.  
Because we believe the best advice comes with understanding.



Start Up Companies

Established Companies

We consult with and advise individuals, startups, and established companies on legal advice and business and technology issues.  We emphasize early and strategic decision-making.  Our services encompass:

Transactional Matters

  • Negotiating and drafting contracts
  • Diligence review

Corporate Services

  • Early stage stage startup core documents and policies
  • Corporate formation and equity counseling
  • Product Counseling
  • Corporate governance and guidance

Business Development

  • Business model and idea development
  • Issue spotting
  • Viability testing

Risk Mitigation

  • Privacy and security counseling
  • Compliance review


  • Creating of strong messages for non-technical audiences
  • Press releases
  • Transaction or settlement-related communications
  • Incident-related communications

Dispute Management and Resolution

  • Negotiations and dispute resolution
  • Pre-litigation and active litigation matters
  • Incident-related litigation and insurance settlements


California: 650.450.9554
Email: Info@MichaelNichols.com

Email our office to request a consultation and to learn if we may be able to assist you.  
Do not include confidential information in your communications.

Work with Us

We have extensive litigation experience, having represented clients in matters of all sizes, from multi-district Federal class action cases to small business owner trademark disputes.

We work with clients to clearly articulate goals and expectations early and to develop a business strategy emphasizing maximizing settlement opportunities as appropriate and taking matters through trial as required.

Representative litigation matters include disputes concerning: personal injury, intellectual property, contracts / transactions, business practices, fiduciary duties, corporate governance / management, labor / employment, and securities.

We have extensive transactional experience, having worked on agreements of complexity ranging from concise NDAs to international SaaS agreements in highly regulated industries.

We work with clients to understand their objectives, risk tolerance, relationship with other parties to an agreement, and to clearly define success.

Representative matters include transactions concerning: licensing, intellectual property, confidentiality, labor and employment agreements, vendor contracts, corporate formation documents, equity and securities agreements, and confidential complex settlement agreements.