After Mr. Ream received his
law degree from Boalt Hall (UC,
in 1971, he joined the Palo Alto firm now known as
Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati. In 1976, he founded Ream &
Train, a firm concentrating on transactional and litigation work for
businesses that grew to 23 lawyers in Palo Alto and San Francisco.
In 1989, the firm then known as Ream, Roskoph & Busselle elected to
dissolve, and Mr. Ream has practiced independently ever since, giving
each client his personal attention.
experience in transactional work ranges from representing venture
capitalists, incorporating new
businesses and setting up investment partnerships, representing his
clients in raising private placement equity and debt capital, working
on all of the growth problems encountered by emerging businesses,
mergers and acquisitions, to
public offerings of those businesses and follow-on representation of
them as public companies.
General legal and securities counsel for a corporation
publicly traded in the NASDAQ National Market.
Lead investor counsel in over 70
multi-million dollar venture capital financings.
experience ranges from contract disputes, commercial leases, trade
secrets, securities fraud, to fights for corporate control, and
includes jury trials, court trials and arbitrations.
Led a successful
defense team in a seven-week antitrust jury trial, and saved the
defense judgment on appeal.
Represented a significant private
investor claiming he was treated unfairly when his company was
acquired by public company. The matter was resolved before
Expert witness on
securities and other business matters.
arbitrator in business litigations.
Mr. Ream is past
President of the Palo Alto Area Bar Association,
representing several thousand lawyers practicing in Silicon Valley
Mr. Ream has received the "Preeminent"
rating of 5.0 out of 5 in the national peer review conducted by