Law School: University of California, Berkeley, associate editor, "California Law Review"
College: University of California, Los Angeles, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Michael Umansky is a partner in the corporate practice group in the firm's Del Mar Heights office, and is the chair of the firm's emerging growth/venture capital team.
Umansky practices corporate law with a concentration on emerging growth and established technology, clean technology, life sciences companies, venture capital and private equity investors, and entrepreneurs. He has extensive experience in venture capital financings, strategic collaborations, commercial contracts, technology licensing, mergers and acquisitions, public securities offerings, and public company reporting and counseling.
Umansky also has significant business experience, having served for almost three years as vice president and general counsel for Linspire Inc., a developer of Linux-based operating system software and services (acquired by Xandros Inc.), and Gizmo5 Technologies Inc., a venture-backed Internet telephony company (acquired by Google Inc.).
Legal 500 US, Venture Capital and Emerging Companies, 2011 to 2014; Top Attorney, 2011, 2013, and 2014 Corporate Transactional, The Daily Transcript; Southern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2013, 2014; American Bar Association; San Diego County Bar Association; Tech Coast Angels; Connect; Association of Corporate Counsel; TechAmerica, San Diego Council, Executive Committee, 2007 to 2012; TechAmerica, San Diego Council, Finance Roundtable, co-chair, 2007 to 2009; TechAmerica, San Diego Council, Emerging Growth Task Force.
Umansky speaks regularly on topics of interest to emerging company executives and investors. Some recent representative speaking engagements include: "Sniffing Out Improper Dilution - A close look at Carsanaro, et al v. Bloodhound Technologies, Inc. and its impact on investors and their board designees," San Diego Tech Coast Angels, September 10, 2013” and "Incorporation Process and Legal Issues," The Founder Institute, July 2013.