International Society of Primerus Law Firms

San Francisco, California Attorney
Shawn F. Harding

Phone: 925.944.9700


Languages: English

Mr. Harding is a member of the firm’s business and real estate practices with an emphasis on serving clients in the manufacturing, construction, technology, distribution, transportation, technology, real estate development, professional service and technology industries.

Mr. Harding routinely analyzes drafts, negotiates and manages business transactions including:

  • Entity formation (corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships).
  • Mergers and acquisitions.
  • Spinoffs and distributions.
  • Business reorganizations.
  • Financing transactions.
  • General procurement.
  • Employment-related transactions.
  • Venture capital financing (debt and equity).
  • Standard form sales agreements.
  • Alliance and business partnerships.
  • Joint ventures.
  • Copyright, patent and trademark licensing.
  • Co-marketing and joint branding.
  • Intellectual property transfers.
  • Capital leases.
  • Employment agreements, owner/investor buy and sell agreements.
  • Asset, stock and LLC membership interest purchases.
  • Corporate policies and controls.
  • Employee stock purchases and succession planning.

Mr. Harding provides legal counsel to numerous businesses in the capacity of outside general counsel with wide-ranging legal responsibilities including:

  • General contractual matters.
  • Employment law and disputes.
  • Sales and marketing legal matters.
  • Regulatory compliance.
  • Trade secret / intellectual property protection.

As part and parcel of his business practice, Mr. Harding regularly registers trademark and copyrights with applicable government authorities. He has also defended businesses in trademark / trade-secret litigation.

Mr. Harding also has considerable experience in real estate transactions and disputes having represented commercial property developers, landlords, property management companies and real property investors. In his real estate practice, he frequently provides counsel in matters concerning: commercial leasing, financing, development and tenant collections/evictions.

In a prior career, Mr. Harding held various junior executive positions with AT&T in the San Francisco Bay Area in sales, operations and marketing departments.

Mr. Harding, along with the other professionals at Shapiro Buchman, continuously strives to provide accurate, timely, thorough and economically efficient advice to his clients.


  • University of California, Davis (B.A. 1996)
  • University of San Francisco School of Law (J.D. 2003)

Professional Membership:

  • California Bar Association
  • Contra Costa Bar Association

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Brothers Smith LLP

2033 North Main Street
Suite 720
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
United States

Law Firm Contact: Roger J. Brothers

Tel: 925.944.9700

Fax: 925.944.9701



Member Since: 2012

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