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Daniel Krebs - Partner

As a partner with Alliance Counsel, Danny Krebs brings over 25 years of legal and investment banking experience. His practice has evolved to include a range of corporate and real estate transactional matters with small and emerging growth companies. On the corporate side, Mr. Krebs works with a number of early stage technology companies counseling them through the day-to-day business issues to help them achieve success. His expertise includes company formation, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, debt financing, and commercial and licensing agreements. He also has developed significant expertise in real estate transactions, primarily focusing on commercial leasing, acquisitions and financing.

Before helping start the firm, from 1999 to 2002, Mr. Krebs was a principal with Presidio Financial Partners, a San Francisco investment bank. He worked as an adviser in M&A and private placements for a range of growth companies in both the technology and consumer sectors. Prior to Presidio, Mr. Krebs was in private practice. He started his career with Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon, a large firm in San Francisco. Following that, he was a partner with the Hyde Law Corporation.

Representative transactions include:

  • Counseled a payment processing company and a multi-player game platform start-up in acquisitions by Verisign and Yahoo, respectively
  • Preparation and negotiation of a series of commercial technology agreements for a mobile advertising platform
  • Negotiated a $14M real estate loan for the financing and development of an industrial real estate project in the SF Bay Area
  • Advised on and negotiated three rounds of venture capital financing for a leading restaurant company
  • Negotiated a key partnership between a VOIP telephony company and a major internet company
  • Represented a restaurant group in the investment in and management of Lark Creek Restaurants

Mr. Krebs earned his law degree from the University of Southern California Law Center, where he also served on the school law review. He graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Political Science. He enjoys living in Marin County with his wife, and they have two sons.

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Evan Kraus - Partner

As a partner with Alliance Counsel, Evan Kraus brings more than 20 years of corporate and commercial law experience. In his career, he has held positions at leading law firms such as Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw & Pittman and inside Bay Area private companies as general counsel. Mr. Kraus also has ten years of management experience and held securities licenses at Charles Schwab & Co., American Century Investments and a Bay Area private equity firm.

Mr. Kraus has represented a broad range of public and private companies and investment partnerships in connection with mergers and acquisitions, private debt and equity financings, corporate restructurings, licensing, employment and commercial law matters. He has extensive experience drafting and negotiating startup documents such as operating agreements, stockholders' agreements, restricted stock purchase agreements, employment agreements, partnering agreements, as well as debt and equity instruments. Mr. Kraus advises such companies as NewGen Surgical, Biosynq, Yoga Journal, Fresh Start NorCal and real estate investment partnerships managed by Magna Real Estate and Broll Investments.

Practice areas include: Corporate, Emerging Companies, Employment, Real Estate, and Securities/Private Investments.

Mr. Kraus graduated from Brandeis University (B.A.) and Emory University School of Law (J.D.) and is admitted to practice law in California and Minnesota.