Professional Panel - Eric Sternberger, Esq.
Combine no-nonsense lawyering with an innate understanding of business and a well-rounded appreciation for different perspectives and motivations; blend it with a sense of humor; and you have Eric Sternberger. A graduate of the University of San Francisco and University of California Hastings College of Law, Sternberger has an ever-eager curiosity about life and the law.
Eric Sternberger is a partner at Ragghianti Freitas LLP. His transactional practice includes acting as outside general counsel to businesses in a wide variety of industries, including technology and intellectual property, shipping, advertising and branding, professional services, real estate, health care, winery and vintner transactions and angel investments. From his experience, Mr. Sternberger has gained an excellent understanding of business and corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, joint ventures, buy-sell agreements, secured financing, bridge loan financing, securities, licensing, and real estate transactions. Along with his transactional practice, Mr. Sternberger maintains a complex business litigation practice dealing primarily with business disputes and shareholder disagreements, and has coordinated numerous international litigation proceedings. Eric brings a disarming approach to his ADR practice, combining a sense of humor and well developed "people skills."
MEMBERSHIPS and SPECIAL HONORS
Eric served as the Chair of the California State Bar Committee on Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies (2007-2008); has served on the Board of Directors of the Marin County Bar Association (2005-Present); and is a past-President of the Richard M. Sangster American Inn of Court (2008-2009). In addition, he received the Wiley W. Manuel Award from the California State Bar for providing significant pro bono legal services. He has also served as a Marin County Commissioner, acting as Chair of the Adult Criminal Justice Commission advising the Marin County Board of Supervisors on all aspects of criminal justice, prosecution and prevention.
J.D., University of California Hastings College of Law, 1998