Doug Bend is the founder of San Francisco based business law firm, Bend Law Group. It is a group of small business lawyers and startup lawyers. His services include helping startups & small business owners start their firms, funding their ongoing activities, and serving as their counsel. He aims to help startups and small businesses in such a way that they can focus on successfully running their business.
He provides his clients with exceptional resources for business growth. He also assists them in navigating a successful exit. It treats his clients like his family members and gives them valuable advice for their business.
Attorney Bend extends funding and investment services like Due Diligence, Private Placement Strategy & Counsel, Intrastate Offering, Convertible Note, SAFE Agreement, Series Seed, Crowdfunding, Private Placement Memorandums, etc.
He also helps his clients with issues related to intellectual property and provides services like State and Federal Trademark Registrations, IP Monitoring Services, Copyright Registrations, USPTO Prosecution, IP Enforcement, International Trademark Registrations, etc.
He provides Regulatory Advocacy and helps his clients in obtaining Health Department Permits. He also provides Real Estate Broker Services. He assists his clients in matters related to real property such as Buying and Selling Commercial and Residential Property, Commercial Lease, Letters of Intent, Event Space and License Agreement, etc.
He and his law firm have featured in several publications such as The Washington Post, Business Insider, The Huffington Post, VentureBeat, Fox Business, AllBusiness, Aol, MSN, Inc., American Express Open Forum, and Forbes.
He serves a Legal Mentor for a startup accelerator for entrepreneurs building a better world called The Hub Ventures Program, and for a non-profit helping young entrepreneurs start businesses called the Young Entrepreneur Council.
He works as a Business Advisor for Pacific Community Ventures. This organization, aiming to create jobs in low-income communities, provides capital as well as other direct support to small businesses. He also serves as the General Counsel for Modify Industries, Inc. and tIFc LLC.
Attorney Doug Bend is on the Board of Directors of the Mission Bay Business Association, a non-profit dedicated to helping business owners in South Beach. He is also a member of the Business Law Section and the Corporations Law Committee of The State Bar of California.
Before establishing his law firm in 2010, he worked as a corporate attorney for the law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in New York City during 2008 – 2010. He has also served as a Judicial Clerk for the Nebraska Supreme Court as well as the Superior Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
He had started working a Legislative Assistant for U.S. Representative David Price even before law school. He managed a portfolio of issues including tax and small business while working there during 2001 – 2003.
He attended the Drake University and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History in 1999. He started attending the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and received his master’s degree in Political Science in 2001. He went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C in 2006.
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