Roger A. Royse

Roger A. Royse

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Tax Attorney in Menlo Park, CA

Royse Law Firm, PC
 | 149 Commonwealth Drive, Suite 1001
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: 650-813-9700
Fax: 650-813-9777
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011, 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Tax: Business (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Closely Held Business (20%)
Attorney Profile

Roger Royse, the founder of Royse Law Firm (, is a veteran Silicon Valley tax and business lawyer who practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation. Part of his practice is the formation of PCs and partnerships for lawyers.  Practicing since 1984, Roger’s background includes work with prominent San Francisco Bay area law firms as well as Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy in New York City.  Roger has also served as an adjunct professor at the Golden Gate University Masters of Tax program.  He is a frequent speaker, writer and blogger for bar associations, CPA organizations, and business groups. 

About Roger Royse

Admitted: 1991, California

Professional Webpage:


  • The Recorder Innovator Award for the RoyseLaw Legal Incubator, Innovator Awards, The Recorder, 2015
  • The Recorder Innovator Award for the Royse Law online Legal Wizard, Recorder Innovator Award, The Recorder, 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant - North Dakota only, 1981

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair, California State Bar Committeee on Tax Policy, Procedure and Legislation, 2017
  • Chair, ABA Tax Section Committee on Tax Policy and Simplification, 2017
  • Chair, ABA Tax Section Committeee on Tax Policy and Simplification Chair, ABA Business Law Section Committeee on Taxation Chair, California Bar Tax Section Committeee on Tax Policy, Procedure and Legislation, 2017
  • Palo Alto Area Bar AssociationABA Tax SectionABA Business Law Section, 2008

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • RoyseLaw Legal Incubator project, 2015
  • CLSEPA is a community-based organization funded by grants and donations from foundations, law firms, legal organizations, and individuals who recognize the importance of providing the protections of the law to those who wouldn't otherwise have them.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Buying and Selling A Business, July 21, Las Vegas, NV…more San Francisco Entrepreneur / Investor Network SFEIN, Content Distribution and Talent Handling:The Process and The Legal Issue,Wednesday, July 27, 2011 6:00 PM at SCORE SF OFFICERoyse Law presents at Founders Space San Francisco Roundtable, June 29, 2011…moreTop 10 Legal Mistakes Made by Startup Companies, San Francisco Entrepreneur / Investor Network SFEIN, May 31, 2011…more Royse Law presents Going Global: Expanding Business Operations Worldwide, May 24, 2011…moreSan Francisco Commercial Real Estate Distressed Asset Opportunity Summit at the Fairmont Hotel on April 27, 2011…moreHigh-Tech Entrepreneurship and VC Investment in Ukraine, April 2011…moreRoyse Law Firm presents to the Founders Space Roundtable in San Francisco on the Top 10 Legal Mistakes Startups Make…moreRoger Royse to participate in panel discussion. How to Swim Underwater- Los Angeles Commercial RE Distressed Asset Summit- November 10-CRE Survival Guide!…moreRoyse Law Firm at Mobile Mondays, Top Legal Mistakes Startups Make, November 1, 2010…more Royse Law Firm hosts Chief Executive Roundtable Discussion, Tackling Early-Stage Fundraising (October 6, 2010)…more, 2011

Representative Clients:

  • Lyft, Marvell, Medtronic, Softbank, Greenhouse Capital Partners

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Leukemia Lymphoma Society Bay Area Man of the Year, 2012


  • Roger Royse, founder of the Royse Law Firm, discusses the Royse Law Firm's International Business and Tax Practice and its Global Legal Network that serves clients doing business inside and outside the United States, companies expanding from the United States to foreign markets, and foreign companies entering the U.S. marketplace., International Practice, Law, 2011
  • Roger Royse, founder of the Royse Law Firm, discusses the Royse Law Firm's experience dealing with the critical issues that executives face when considering the sale of their business., Selling a Business -- Finding the Right Legal Team , 2010
  • Roger Royse discusses the three key components of successful startup companies., Startups: Turning your new idea into a thriving company , 2010

Educational Background:

  • LL.M. NYU School of Law, 1989

Industry Groups

  • Licensing
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • Technology
Office Location for Roger A. Royse

149 Commonwealth Drive
Suite 1001
Menlo Park, CA 94025


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Last Updated: 2/20/2018

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