About the Firm

Philip M. Bierman founded Bierman Law Group.  Mr. Bierman’s practice emphasizes representation of technology companies that range from start-ups to publicly held corporations.

Mr. Bierman focuses on technology and intellectual property transactions, including, licensing and distribution, Web and Internet transactions, electronic commerce, corporate partnering, outsourcing, consulting, strategic alliances and other intellectual property and commercial transactions affecting the technology industry. Mr. Bierman has extensive experience in all phases of technology and information technology matters.

His practice also includes intellectual property counseling, including trademark and copyright registrations, advice on brand selection, advertising and promotions, and other proprietary rights, as well as corporate formation and governance.  Having managed and participated in numerous litigation matters around the world, including the defense and prosecution of a complex multinational copyright infringement lawsuit seeking damages in excess of $100,000,000 and involving copyright law issues of first impression, Mr. Bierman is also experienced in complex litigation management.

Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Bierman served as Vice President and General Counsel of ACCPAC International, Inc., a division of The Sage Group (London: SGE.L), an industry leading multi-national software developer, where he began working in 2000. Mr. Bierman has also served as Vice President and General Counsel of: AmeriMont, Inc., an investment, finance and Internet incubation company; Refer-Law, Inc., a national legal information and radio production company where he also served as its Chief Operating Officer; and Inland Group, Inc., a real estate development and political consulting firm.

Mr. Bierman received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California in 1990, and a J.D. degree from Southwestern University School of Law in 1993. Mr. Bierman received academic scholarships to both schools and was a member of MENSA, the high IQ society.

Mr. Bierman is admitted to practice before the State Bar of California (Member, Sections on: Business Law, and Intellectual Property Law; Licensing Committee and Trademark Committee) and the Oregon State Bar.

Active in martial arts for more than 20 years, Mr. Bierman holds a black belt in Kung Fu San Soo.

Dave Simon is Of Counsel to Bierman Law Group. Mr. Simon has practiced law for more than 20 years, representing individual and corporate clients in negotiations and disputes concerning contracts, employment, healthcare, software, licensing, distribution, business transactions, intellectual property, the First Amendment, and acquisitions and divestitures.

Mr. Simon has worked as Vice President and General Counsel for a large healthcare provider, and earlier, as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for software company ACCPAC International, Inc., a division of The Sage Group (London: SGE.L).

Mr. Simon received his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley in 1985 and his JD from the University of Southern California in 1989. From 1985 to 1986, he worked as a bill analyst for the California State Senate Judiciary Committee as the recipient of a prestigious California Senate Fellowship.

Mr. Simon is licensed to practice law before all courts of the State of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Central and Southern Districts of California.