Attorney Michael J. Leonard, Esq.
Corporate Attorney Experienced in Business Start-Ups and Private Placements of Equity and Debt Instruments.
“Every corporate attorney in San Diego has taken the time to learn the law. Not every corporate attorney in San Diego will take the time to learn your business. That is what I want to do: learn your business. Before becoming a corporate attorney and founding San Diego Corporate Law, I spent several years in leadership roles of privately held corporations. In that time, I learned that the issues facing each business in each industry are unique. Broad application of the same operational or management principles between industries, or even between two businesses in the same industry, is not superlative management. Similarly, providing counsel to a business without understanding the industry or the needs of the specific business is not a superlative practice of corporate law. I strive to provide first-class legal service, and that means knowing how you do your work before I do mine.”
State Bar of California — December 2008
United States District Court Southern District of California — December 2008
Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
Juris Doctor — May 2008
Certificate in Law, Technology, and Communications
University of San Diego, San Diego, California
Bachelor of Arts, Physics — May 1998
Minors in Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics
Best of the Bar — San Diego Business Journal — 2015 – 2017
Rising Star — Super Lawyers — 2015 – 2017
Top Young Attorney — San Diego Daily Transcript — 2013
Top Corporate Transactions Attorney Semi-Finalist — San Diego Daily Transcript — 2013