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Bruce BL2_7799_237x150Bruce D. Whitley

Pleasanton, CA

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Bruce is an attorney specializing in corporate law. The services Bruce provides include: business formation and maintenance counseling, intellectual property licensing; employee benefit plan counseling, employment law counseling, formation of joint ventures and strategic alliances, private placements and venture capital financing, and mergers and acquisitions.

Bruce has a BS in business administration from University of California at Berkeley, and a JD from Hastings College of the Law. In addition to being an attorney, he is a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive). Prior to joining the Silicon Edge Law Group LLP, Bruce was partner in the Oakland office of the international law firm Reed Smith LLP.

Areas of Practice:

  • Corporate Law
  • Business Formation and Maintenance Counseling
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Employee Benefit Plan Counseling
  • Employment Law Counseling
  • Formation of Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Private Placements and Venture Capital Financing
  • Mergers and Acquisitions


  • Certified Public Accountant (Inactive)

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1987
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1989


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, 1987
  • University of California, Berkeley, California, 1982
    Major: Business Administration

Published Works:

  • “Operating Problems”, Counseling California Corporations, CEB 3rd ed., 2008
  • “Qualified Personal Residence Trusts (QPRTS)”, Drafting California Irrevocable Living Trusts, CEB 3rd ed., 2007

Past Employment Positions:

  • Reed Smith, LLP – Oakland, California