About Don Corliss
Don Corliss received his law degree from Santa Clara University and an LLM (Federal Taxation) from New York University. He practiced with several mid-sized AV rated firms during his career before forming his own firm. He was a co-founder, President and COO of a publicly traded company (NASDAQ National Market Status) and was the General Counsel and Vice President to a large privately held company in the construction industry.
Mr. Corliss has more than 35 years of experience as a business/corporate, real estate, tax and business planning attorney.
Areas of experience include:
- commercial and residential real estate development, investment, and acquisitions;
- corporate, partnership and limited liability company formation and capitalization;
- mergers and acquisitions;
- extensive contract work;
- business exit and continuation planning including buy-sell agreements;
- asset protection;
- business risk management;
- wealth preservation and planning.
In addition to broad-based legal experience Mr. Corliss has extensive business experience as a real estate and business developer, business manager, executive, and outside corporate general counsel. He was nominated to the IPO Hall of Fame at the Leavy School of Business, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara University for his work in the public startup sector.
Mr. Corliss is licensed to practice in all federal and state courts within California. Residing in South Orange County, California Don enjoys outdoor activities including Tai Chi and hiking and is an avid amateur photographer.
We are an integral advisory partner. We invest in working with you from the inside out.
We are holistic thinkers so we integrate your legal structures with your business and your personal goals. We focus on your success, not on an isolated transaction.
Our guiding principle is always to align your business transactions and structures with your end goals. We identify where you are and help you clarify where you want to be. We then help you build the smartest path to reaching your destination.
Corliss Law is founded by a business owner who provides you an owner-centric perspective. Don Corliss has the personal experience of building and running both private and public businesses.
We are creative and innovative. We bring those essential business skills to finding solutions to your challenges and opportunities.
We have a passion for helping business owners attain the life they dream of.