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Managing Partner

Office: 650.318.6536

Fax: 650.581.9493



Practice Focus

Business Transactions

Intellectual Property

Business & Real Property Litigation

Commercial Contracts

Technology Transactions

Outside General Counsel Services


Roia is a Corporate, IP, and Business Litigation attorney with over 15 years’ experience, including large law firm and in-house experience.

On the transactions side, Roia provides legal advice and representation to emerging growth and established companies, on a wide range of legal matters, including drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial contracts and technology transfer agreements, corporate formation, structure and governance, corporate finance, stock and securities issuance, IP protection and licensing, trademark prosecution and defense, mergers & acquisitions, and ’33 and ’34 Act securities compliance matters.

On the litigation side, Roia represents clients in business-related disputes involving breach of contracts, intra-corporate disputes, real property, and government contracts (among others) in state courts, federal courts and administrative proceedings.

Industries represented include healthcare, emerging growth, technology, consumer, animation, health science, retail, and food and beverage.

Past Experience

Business Transactions & Litigation Partner at Wise Law, PC 

Corporate & Securities Attorney at Baker & McKenzie LLP

Intellectual Property Attorney at White & Case LLP 

Adjunct Professor at Santa Clara School of Law lecturing on Legal Issues of Startup Businesses

Founder & Director of Founder Institute Kabul Chapter 

Admissions & Professional Affiliations

State Bar of California

United States Court of Federal Claims

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States District Court, Eastern District of California

United States District Court, Northern District of California


Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D.

Johns Hopkins University-SAIS, M.A.,  International Economics & Development

University of California at Berkeley, B.A. Political Economy

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