Joe Hayashi
Orange County Office
650 Town Center Drive Suite 1530
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 502-0312 direct
(650) 520-6615 cell
(714) 795-2995 fax

Joe Hayashi

J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law (1996)
B.S., University of California, Davis (1992)

The State Bar of California
Admitted since 1998
State Bar No. 195473

Joe's practice focuses on outsourced general and corporate counsel services, with an emphasis on venture and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, sales and divestitures, recapitalizations, structured reorganizations, corporate governance and strategic business counseling, licensing and commercial agreements, and closely-held businesses, including partnerships, sole proprietorships and limited liability companies. Joe has represented a wide variety of companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies in various industries including technology, life sciences, action sports, ecommerce, entertainment and consumer goods, with a focus on apparel, footwear, food and cosmetics.

Prior to joining Fortis LLP, Joe had practiced law in the Irvine offices of Dorsey & Whitney LLP, the Palo Alto offices of Brobeck Phleger & Harrison LLP and the Southern California office of Fortis General Counsel, LLP, representing venture capital firms and investment banks that fund emerging companies and acting as outside general counsel to companies at all stages of development.

Clients Represented
AOS Group (AVP Tour)
Bluebeam Software
Just Fabulous
Westlife Distribution (686)
Sole Technology (Etnies)
California Board Sports (Osiris Shoes)
Paul Frank Industries
Rip Curl
E*TRADE Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: ETFC)
Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO)
Miramar Venture Partners
Diamond Creek Capital
Suntory International Corp.
Rustic Canyon Partners
Red Rock Ventures
Technology Venture Partners
VantagePoint Venture Partners
US Venture Partners
Alta Partners


Main Office:

650 Town Center Drive Suite 1530,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

  •      Tel: (714) 839-3800
  •  Fax: (714) 795-2995


    Los Angeles Office:

    1500 Rosecrans, Suite 500,
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

  •      Tel: (310) 601-8815
  •  Fax: (310) 356-3301
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