Douglas Y. Park

Top rated business & corporate attorney in Menlo Park, California

Park Legal, PC
Douglas Y. Park
Park Legal, PC

Practice Areas: Business & corporate, Securities & corporate finance; view more

Licensed in California since: 2004

Education: The University of Michigan Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017, 2020 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2013

Park Legal, PC

655 Oak Grove Ave
#329
Menlo Park, CA 94025 Visit website

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Attorney Douglas Y. Park is the managing attorney at Park Legal, PC, in Menlo Park, California. Mr. Park practices business, corporate and securities law, handling matters involving cryptocurrency, decentralized finance (DeFi), decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), non-fungible tokens (NFTs), gaming finance (GameFi), the Metaverse, sustainability, Climate Technology, startups, investments, and corporate governance. He has over 15 years of experience and serves clients throughout California. 

In 1991, Mr. Park graduated magna cum laude with highest honors from Harvard College with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. He went on to receive a doctorate in organizational behavior from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1998 and his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 2004. He is qualified to practice law before all California state courts and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California.

Earlier in his law career, Mr. Park served as in-house counsel for organizations and worked in a private capacity for several law firms. He founded Park Legal, PC, with the goal of helping businesses resolve complex legal issues through practical and efficient methods.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Park speaks on corporate and securities law topics at continuing legal education seminars and to entrepreneurs and other professionals. He has authored articles for professional publications and served as an assistant professor of management at the School of Business and Management at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has also taught at Stanford University.

Mr. Park is a member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Asian Alumni Chapter and serves as general counsel of the Harvard Club of Silicon Valley. He has also served in leadership positions for the Palo Alto Area Bar Association, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley, and the American Bar Association.

Practice areas

Business/corporate, Securities & corporate finance

Focus areas

Business formation and planning, Limited liability companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter s corporations, Contracts, Business organizations, Securities law

First Admitted: 2004, California

Professional Webpage: https://parklegalpc.com/our-story/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Marketing Chair, Palo Alto Area Bar Association, 2009-2012
  • Chair, Corporate Social Responsibility Subcommittee, American Bar Association, 2015
  • Member, Governance and Sustainability Subcommittee, American Bar Association, and Head of Focus Group on Board and Shareholder Engagement, 2013
  • Co-Chair, Education Committee, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley, 2012-2013
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Lecturer, Business 208: Starting and Growing Technology Ventures, Stanford University Continuing Studies Program
  • Panelist on the Law + Blockchain panel of the Japan Blockchain Conference (January 2019), one of the largest blockchain conferences in Asia with participants from around the world., Panelist, Law + Blockchain, Japan Blockchain Conference, Blockchain, Finance, Gaming, Advertising, Retail, Internet, Social Media, 2019
  • Lecturer, Business 224: Preparing Your Company for Merger or Acquisition, Stanford University Continuing Studies Program
  • Lecturer, BUS 118: Gain a Business Advantage Through the Law, Stanford University Continuing Studies Program
Educational Background:
  • AB, magna cum laude with highest honors in Sociology, Harvard College
  • PhD, Business, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • JD, The University of Michigan Law School
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • General Counsel to Truhoma USA, a non-profit organization that uses blockchain technology to help deliver food packages to families who experience food insecurity., 2021
  • General Counsel to Harvard Club of Silicon Valley., 2022
  • Parent Member, Board of Directors, of NorCal Crew, 2019
  • Organizing Committee, Community Law Night, Palo Alto Area Bar Association
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Lecturer, Becoming an Entrepreneur Program, Korean American Chamber of Commerce - Santa Clara County I taught aspiring Korean American entrepreneurs about legal issues in starting startups, including fundraising, corporate formation, venture capital investment, intellectual property, securities law, and mergers and acquisitions., 2021
  • Panelist, "Play to Earn Gaming Mastermind" Webinar on the Play to Earn and other business models for blockchain games, sponsored by Crowdcreate February 14, 2022, 2022
  • Panelist, "Blockchain on Trial: Challenges of Litigating Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology" Webinar sponsored by the Northern District of California August 19, 2021, 2021
  • General Counsel, Harvard Club of Silicon Valley, 2015 to present, 2019
  • Member, Program Committee, Silicon Valley Directors Exchange, 2015
  • Member, Evaluation Committee, BlackRock/NACD Corporate Governance Innovation Contest, 2012
  • President, Harvard Club of Silicon Valley, 2010-2015, 2015
Honors/Awards:
  • Selection to America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators® is by invitation only and is comprised of the nation’s most exceptional trial lawyers for High Stakes Business Litigation matters. For initial consideration, an attorney must have successfully litigated (for either plaintiff or defendant) a matter with the fate of a business worth at least $2,000,000 at stake (i.e. Bet-the-Company Litigation valued in excess of $2,000,000). Thereafter, qualifying candidates are ranked based on a broad array of criteria, including the candidate’s professional experience, legal achievements, significant Business Litigation case results, peer reputation, and community impact (See Selection Methodology for more information about the selection process) to determine the Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators in each state, America's Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators, https://www.top100betthecompanylitigators.com/, 2022
  • Selection to America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators® is by invitation only and is comprised of the nation’s most exceptional trial lawyers for High Stakes Business Litigation matters. For initial consideration, an attorney must have successfully litigated (for either plaintiff or defendant) a matter with the fate of a business worth at least $2,000,000 at stake (i.e. Bet-the-Company Litigation valued in excess of $2,000,000). Thereafter, qualifying candidates are ranked based on a broad array of criteria, including the candidate’s professional experience, legal achievements, significant Business Litigation case results, peer reputation, and community impact (See Selection Methodology for more information about the selection process) to determine the Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators in each state, America's Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators, https://www.top100betthecompanylitigators.com/, 2021
  • Selection to America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators® is by invitation only and is comprised of the nation’s most exceptional trial lawyers for High Stakes Business Litigation matters. For initial consideration, an attorney must have successfully litigated (for either plaintiff or defendant) a matter with the fate of a business worth at least $2,000,000 at stake (i.e. Bet-the-Company Litigation valued in excess of $2,000,000). Thereafter, qualifying candidates are ranked based on a broad array of criteria, including the candidate’s professional experience, legal achievements, significant Business Litigation case results, peer reputation, and community impact (See Selection Methodology for more information about the selection process) to determine the Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators in each state, America's Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators, https://www.top100betthecompanylitigators.com/, 2020
  • Mentioned or quoted in ThirtyK, Time.com, Agenda, a Financial Times service, Boardroom Insider, Corporate Secretary, Boardmember.com, San Francisco Chronicle, and Technology Transfer Tactics, Media Mentions
Industry Groups:
  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Decentralized Autonomous Organizations
  • Decentralized Finance
  • GameFi
  • Investment Funds
  • Metaverse
  • NFTs
  • Sustainability

Office location for Douglas Y. Park

655 Oak Grove Ave
#329
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Phone: 650-814-3933

Selections

7 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017, 2020 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2013

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