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Sutter Law Firm

The Firm’s slogan is “Transparency, Clarity and Simplicity”; we embrace the modern era of technology-driven transparency and efficiently.

Sutter Law Firm is a corporate practice, we focus this practice in the area of business law with a particular emphasis on the formation of startup/emerging companies, venture capital and debt financing, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property licensing and general corporate matters. We represent our clients in a number of industries, including computer software, hardware, electronics companies, communications, software as a service, computer games, virtual reality, consumer facing websites, and media/publishing companies. We advise startups and venture-backed companies on business plans, incorporation, financing, founders stock, employee equity plans, intellectual property protection, licensing, distribution and strategic agreements, and mergers and acquisitions. We represent companies from accelerators such as YCombinator (YC), 500 Startups, Matter, Boost and Spain Tech Center, to name a few.

Sutter Law Firm’s Attorneys also represent a number of funds and have experience at all stages from formation, acquisition of targets, debt financing, general corporate matters, follow on investments to liquidation of the fund. We also have a special emphasis representing investment companies, venture funds, and joint partnership.

Founder of Sutter Law, A San Francisco Business Law Frim

Business Attorney with a focus on technology companies. Works with corporate formation, compliance, funding and M&A.

Eric H. Milliken, Founding Attorney

Attorney Eric Milliken thrives as an attorney because of his love and passion for his job. He has chosen his profession and area of law deliberately to surround himself with smart, ambitious people who want to change the world.

EXPERIENCE: Milliken served as the Executive Vice President of Soltech Solar, he also worked as a Compliance Officer Centurion Alliance. Milliken’s unique practice is driven by his years of experience working in all aspects of businesses, from formation, business development, funding negotiations, SEC compliance, contract negotiations and legal services.



Startup and Business attorney for fashion, creative and digital media companies.

Startup and Business attorney for fashion, creative and digital media companies.

Rachel Fischbein, Of Counsel

Attorney Rachel Fischbein specializes in assisting creative startups as they build the foundations of their companies and navigate contractual relationships.  She has been published by Women 2.0 and Young, Fabulous, & Self- Employed Magazine.

Ms. Fischbein is a graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law, where she was awarded a High Tech Excellence Award and represented the law school in national tech transaction competitions.  She was profiled in the Spring 2015 Santa Clara University School of Law magazine’s “Success in the City” article as a top 5 alumni to watch.

Prior to law school, Ms. Fischbein earned Bachelors of Science from Woodbury University in Fashion Marketing. She also attended UC Berkeley for Legal Studies courses.

Ms. Fischbein is a director of PeoplewearSF, a nonprofit supporting the Bay Area apparel industry. She frequently presenter on topics such as the legal issues of social media and email marketing, privacy law and wearables, and intellectual property rights of jewelry and apparel.

Speaking Engagements:

Society3: San Francisco Accelerator
Judged Startup Pitch Event: April 22, 2015

Society3: San Francisco Accelerator
Judged Startup Pitch Event: March 10, 2015

Society3: San Francisco Accelerator
Judged Startup Pitch Event: February 17, 2015

Society3: San Francisco Accelerator
Judged Startup Pitch Event: January 28, 2015

Idea to IPO: San Francisco, California
Fundraising and Intellectual Property for Startups: November 19, 2014, January 29, 2015 and April 29, 2015.
Attorney Eric H. Milliken provided a step-by-step guide for startup fundraising. He discuss investor friendly corporate structures. He discuss the differences between seed, angel and venture capital funding cycles. Mr. Milliken provided advice on how to reach out to investor, what to say and how to get a meeting. Finally he discuss investor due diligence and investor terms for all stages of startups.

Business Forum: Santa Cruz, California
How to protect your company from litigation: May 2013
Attorney Eric H. Milliken provided guidelines for protecting your personal assets from liability.

Marketing for Startups: Santa Cruz, California
How to Structure your Startup: October 2013
Attorney Eric H. Milliken discussed how to structure your startup for investors and Venture Capital.