Steve Meyers is Of Counsel with the Optima Law Group, a boutique corporate, securities, and intellectual property law firm headquartered in San Diego, California. He is a business-savvy lawyer with in-depth knowledge of law, business, technology, and the needs of startup and early-stage companies. He began his legal career as an Enforcement Attorney with the Securities & Exchange Commission in San Francisco. He went on to become in-house counsel with several publicly traded and pre-IPO companies in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley in both a legal and business development capacity, including National Semiconductor and Amstar/Spreckels Sugar Company.
During the “Dot-Com Boom” in 1999-2000, Steve was the sole in-house counsel for a Silicon Valley B2B e-Commerce company before its monster IPO, negotiating and drafting all of the company’s license agreements and strategic marketing arrangements. Thereafter he relocated to San Diego, and associated with a boutique securities law firm and became Special Counsel to MP3.com, Inc., formerly the world’s largest online music service provider.
He moved to Palm Springs in 2006, where he specializes in assisting companies to raise money in compliance with Federal and State securities laws. In addition to preparing offering documents, he advises companies on valuation methodologies and ways to structure offerings to maximize successful capital raises and shareholder value.
Steve’s private practice experience includes running his own solo practice, as well as previous positions with a Bay Area-based national law firm and with boutique securities law firms in San Francisco and La Jolla. Steve received his law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley. His undergraduate education was at the University of London, England, and Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, from which he graduated with a degree in economics with honors.
Steve is recently happily remarried, and when not enjoying learning ballroom dancing with his wife, he frets that his daughter is now a USC Trojan, rather than a UC Berkeley Bear. Steve stays in shape by trying to keep up with her 9-year-old brother in a variety of sports, and dreams of returning to San Diego and learning to surf.