Bedrock is a San Francisco technology law firm.

Our clients are doing things differently. So are we.

As much as you hate cubicles, we hate stuffy law offices. Massive overhead costs and crazy hourly rates are not our thing. We're a San Francisco technology law firm that is lean, fast, and always open to finding a better way. We don't say no -- we say let's figure this out. While we specialize in legal services, we're also experienced entrepreneurs with a passion for strategically protecting and growing your idea. We don't work for our clients - we work with them. Our business model is based on the knowledge that a symbiotic relationship is by far the most successful. Which is why we continuously cultivate a network of talented and innovative business and creative consultants. They're always on deck to help us launch your idea and provide the support it needs to thrive.

In short, we're all in.


The heart of every company is its team and every good team is composed of people with unique skills, strengths, and stories who can rely on one another. We are a small team of IP and business lawyers who are passionate about helping companies launch and grow. We help innovative companies find innovative solutions. We are also seasoned entrepreneurs who want to build great things with you.


Doing anything contains at least some risk. But great entrepreneurship and leadership requires the ability to judiciously mitigate that risk and manage it. Our team of business, IP, and corporate lawyers are ready to help you protect your IP and develop sound business processes and contract documents so that you can focus on product development and growth.


Companies rely on us for more than just regular legal counseling. We proactively share opportunities with our clients and contacts. We are always tuned in to the interests of our clients and are constantly thinking about ways to promote their brands, on our own time, to others in our network.



We work hard to provide our clients with a solid foundation so they can effectively execute big ideas! Our founder launched Startup Documents in 2014 to automate the incorporation and legal document process for founders. At Bedrock, our clients have access to efficient legal document automation tools, our personal experiences as tech founders and board advisors, and our vast infrastructure of support.

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Service Details: Incorporation, forming an LLC, corporate entity formation, corporate governance, debt financing, VC financing, corporate due diligence, investor representations, joint ventures, IP strategy and due diligence, open source licensing, technology and service agreements, and advertising issues.

Let’s make a dent in the Universe.

– Steve Jobs


Direct-to-Consumer, Enterprise, and Salesforce.

The core part of our technology practice is drafting and negotiating technology licensing agreements. We take the time to understand our clients' technologies, build out due diligence checklists, and identify key legal and business issues before every negotiation or contract draft. Our clients offer their SaaS, software, and hardware technologies as direct-to-consumer or enterprise solutions or through Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce OEM or ISVForce partnerships. We work closely with founders, CEOs, COOs, and corporate GCs to close complex licensing deals effectively and efficiently.

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Service Details: Drafting and negotiation of technology licensing agreements, Online web and app click-through service agreements, intellectual property due diligence, technology export compliance, Salesforce OEM and ISVForce Reseller agreements, cloud computing issues, advertising and promotions law, privacy and data issues, service level and network security policies, DMCA.

My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them.

– Richard Branson


Bedrock has a dedicated team of trademark and branding attorneys with marketing and founder experience who provide counseling on brand strategy and protection, trademark registration and trademark applications in the US and internationally, trademark prosecution and licensing, domain name disputes, and UDRP.


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Your brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room.

– Jeff Bezos

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We built the law firm that we’d want to work with.

Passionate, Innovative, Collaborative

Leila Banijamali

Founder and Principal Attorney

Leila Banijamali is an experienced San Francisco technology lawyer who has founded businesses in the technology and fine arts industries and acts as business and outside general legal counsel to technology companies, entrepreneurs, and creative professionals. She is the founder of Bedrock and Startup Documents, a website that automates the incorporation and legal document process for accelerated growth startups.

Leila's areas of practice cover strategic business development and transactional work for technology companies, including the drafting and negotiation of complex intellectual property and licensing agreements, web and app service agreements, and IP due diligence. She is best known for successfully negotiating hundreds of lucrative technology licensing agreements for her Salesforce OEM,, and AppExchange clients with enterprise companies such as Disney, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Nationwide Insurance, Delta Airlines and more. Leila was born in Iran and raised and educated in North Africa and Canada before settling in San Francisco. She is a competitive speed skater, continues to travel for both business and pleasure, and is fluent in English and Farsi.

Erin Bennett

Trademark Counsel

Erin is our trademark and general intellectual property law expert with personal business startup experience. She has advised tech startups and food ventures on trademark registration and enforcement, copyright, social media, advertising, domain names, and domain name disputes. Erin also advises food entrepreneurs on FDA regulations and other food regulatory matters, product development, advertising, labeling, and packaging. Her clients have ranged from local food ventures to tech startups and multi-national companies.

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Erin has authored various articles on food ventures, labeling, and advertising. She has given talks at Local Food Lab in Palo Alto on "Legal Essentials of Branding for Entrepreneurs" and the Urban Solutions - La Cocina Food Truck Intensive in San Francisco on "Protecting Your Brand: An Overview of the Law of Trademark, Advertising, Social Media, and Food Labeling". Prior to her work at Bedrock, Erin practiced trademark and internet law at Hanson Bridgett LLP.

John Rosenbaum

Corporate Counsel

John Rosenbaum is our corporate and finance expert. He possesses a rare combination of business and legal expertise, including six years as General Counsel of a specialty finance company and over seven years experience advising high tech corporations and financial institutions on intellectual property licensing agreements and technology transfers, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, and corporate transactions at Fenwick & West LLP, White & Case LLP, and Carroll Burdick & McDonough LLP.

John’s previous business experience includes nine years of progressive financial management at American Express Company and other credit card startup ventures. His big firm plus in-house legal experience, coupled with an MBA in finance from NYU, provides an unusual in-depth understanding and perspective on business, financial, and corporate issues.


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