Steven G. Teraoka

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Teraoka & Partners LLP
 | One Embarcadero Center, Suite 1020
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-981-3100
Fax: 415-981-0222
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    The founder of and managing partner at Teraoka & Partners LLP, Steven G. Teraoka focuses his practice on complex business and real estate transactions and litigation. From the firm’s offices in San Francisco, California, he provides representation to clients throughout the state and worldwide. Admitted to practice before all California state courts since 1974, Mr. Teraoka is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

    Mr. Teraoka counts among his clients entrepreneurs who are contemplating starting a new venture. At the outset, he helps them to determine the most appropriate form of legal entity that the business should operate under. Once it has been formed, Mr. Teraoka prepares and reviews employment agreements, commercial leases and other business contracts. He also provides guidance on how to comply with federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and he works with them to expand their business through sourcing debt and equity financing, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

    Mr. Teraoka’s experience has additionally encompassed intellectual property protection and licensing, and he has worked on several sophisticated cross-border transactions in Japan and other countries around the world. His successful track record in all of these endeavors has earned him a great deal of recognition from his fellow members of the bar, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

    After beginning his undergraduate education at the University of California, Berkeley, Mr. Teraoka transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles, and received a Bachelor of Arts in economics in 1970. He then pursued his legal education at Loyola Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1973. Mr. Teraoka then studied international business transactions at Tokyo's Sophia University before entering private practice in California.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Business Litigation
    • 50%Business/Corporate


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    Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021

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    About Steven Teraoka

    Admitted: 1974, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • Ranked in the top 5% of attorneys in Northern California as one of the "Northern California Super Lawyers", 2008 - present
    • Top 100 Highstakes Litigators for Northern California, 2017
    • SF Magazine Top Rated Attorney
    • Elite Attorney, Forbes Legal Black Book, 2015
    • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Lawyers Club of San Francisco
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
    • California, 1974
    • Commonwealth Club of Northern California, Member of Board of Directors

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Japan Business Association of Southern California
    • San Francisco-Osaka Sister City Association Board Member
    • Member, Asian Pacific Business Advisory Committee, Senate Subcommittee on Asian Trade & Commerce
    • Keizai Silicon Valley
    • California International Relations Foundation (in conjunction with California Senate Office of International Relations) US Japan Council
    • Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California, Member of Board of Directors
    • Japan Society of Northern California, Member of Board of Directors

    Educational Background:

    • Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, International Tax and Business Transactions, 1974
    • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., Economics, 1970

    Industry Groups

    • Distribution
    • Manufacturing
    • Real Estate
    • Software And IT
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    Office Location for Steven G. Teraoka

    One Embarcadero Center
    Suite 1020
    San Francisco, CA 94111

    Phone: 415-981-3100

    Fax: 415-981-0222

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    Last Updated: 1/29/2021

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