Roger Royse, Founder Royse Law Firm, Offices in Menlo Park, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Francisco  

About Roger Royse ...


Roger Royse is the founder of Royse Law Firm, PC, a business and tax law firm with offices in Northern and Southern California (  Roger practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation and his clients include emerging and middle-market companies and high net worth individuals. 

Roger has represented companies in a variety of industries, including clean tech, internet, life sciences, entertainment and new media, sports, real estate, retail and mobile devices and applications.  Practicing since 1984, Roger’s background includes work with prominent San Francisco Bay area law firms as well as Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy in New York City.  Roger has also served as an adjunct professor at the Gold Gate University Masters of Tax program.  He is a frequent speaker, writer and blogger for bar associations, CPA organizations, and business groups.

Roger has been peer-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. See his profile on line at

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  Announcements ...  

September 19, 2017 - Roger submits Letter Re: "Proposal to Extend Section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code to All Intangibles" to Senator Orrin G. Hatch.

January 29, 2016 - Roger moderates Marketplace Fairness Act Panel for the American Bar Association Midyear meeting.

October 24, 2015 - Roger moderates FilmPitch at the 2015 Carmel International Film Festival

October 16, 2015 - RoyseLaw Legal Incubator awarded 2015 Innovator Award by The Recorder in the catogory of "Ideas."

September 22, 2015 - Roger hosts and moderates the first Silicon Valley Pesidential Candidates Forum

June 4, 2015 - Roger Royse quoted in "The Internet of Growing Things"

May 27, 2015 - Roger joins the Board of Asian, Inc.

May 13, 2015 - Will Silicon Valley ag tech really grow with farmers?

April 28, 2015 - Royse: Drones, water tech and urban farming, the future of agriculture -

April 9, 2015 - - "Royse Law Incubator Wants to Bridge Tech and Agriculture"

April 6, 2015 - Roger quoted in "Silicon Valley Firms Plant Roots in Farm Belt," Wall Street

March 16, 2015 - Roger cited in Fast Company Article - "Silicon Valley Meets America's Salad Bowl to Create the Farm of the Future.

February 18, 2015 - Roger quoted in Reuters article on new drone regulations; "Farmers Disappointed by Restrictions in Proposed Drone Rules"

November 25, 2014 - "High-tech Farming Poised to Change the Way the World Eats," San Jose Mercury News.

November 17, 2014 - Roger Royse Discusses The RoyseLaw Legal Wizard, Lawpreneur Radio.

October 27, 2014 - Roger receives Innovator Award from The Recorder for the development of the RoyseLaw Legal Wizard. The Innovator Award is given to the people who are changing the way legal services are delivered, driving down costs and improving outcomes.

May 23, 2014 - "Gardening Goes High-Tech in Silicon Valley" article in San Jose Mercury News about Silicon Valley AgTech features Roger Royse.

May 12, 2014 - Roger's Organization, Silicon Valley AgTech, holds its first conference in Palo Alto. Details HERE

December, 2013 - Roger has been selected to be a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation ("ABF"). The ABF limits their membership to less than 1% of the lawyers admitted to practice in each jurisdiction in the United States.

October 24, 2013 - Roger joins Dakota Venture Group Advisory Board

October 20, 2013 - Alfidi Capital Blog notes on Roger's talk at Idea to IPO Meetup group on the current state of Crowdfunding

August 25, 2013 - Roger is selected as “Intercontinental Finance Magazine 500 Leading Lawyer Award

June 7, 2013 - Read Roger's letter to the US Senate Finance Committee on US Court of Appeals' denial of CA state income tax exemption for Qualified Small Business Stock sale in Cutler vs. Franchise Tax Board.

May 9, 2013 - Read Roger's letter to Assembly Member Richard S. Gordon on California's budget and its effect on the judicial system.

April 5, 2013 - Silicon Valley Business Journal Viewpoint -
"The Valley Needs Tax Reform" By Roger Royse

March 2013
Roger Founds Silicon Valley AgTech to promote technology companies focused on the agriculture industry.

October 2012
Roger joins the team at VoiVoda Ventures as a Mentor.

September 2012
Royse Foundation sponsors Ao Dai Festival
. Details here.

August 2012
Roger judges the Miss Asian America Pageant
. Official pageant website.

Roger Royse moderates debate between Dave McClure and Michael Stocker on the Crowdfunding provisions of the JOBS Act. Details here.

July 2012
Read Roger's letter to Ted Egan, PhD, Controller of the City and County of San Francisco,
on two alternative business tax reform proposals.

Read more about the proposed San Francisco Business Tax reforms in Roger's Blog Post

CBS Radio's "Banmiller on Business" Spotlights Roger Royse in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year Campaign this Weekend! Listen Here!

May 2012
UPDATE! Roger Royse wins Man of the Year for San Francisco Leukemia Lymphoma Society~

Motion To Dismiss Cancer, a team formed to raise money for the 2012
Roger Royse Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Man of the Year campaign, announces the
second round of the “2012 Venture Capital Master’s Lunch Series” auction where anyone can bid
to win one-on-one meetings with some of Silicon Valley’s top venture capitalists and start-up
founders – with all proceeds supporting LLS and its work with blood cancer research.
Bidding has already begun on eBay at: More Details about the auction HERE.

March 2012
Roger nominated for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 2012 "Man of the Year."
Meet the Candidates for the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 2012 Man and Woman of the Year .

Roger has been a Bay area resident since 1991 and is the founder of the Royse Law Firm, PC, a business, tax and corporate law firm. UPDATE: Roger unveils his video campaign, "Motion 2 Dismiss Cancer" Visit Roger's Leukemia Lymphoma Society page for special LLS events.

December 2011
Roger appointed to Advisory Board of Trust Central. Visit them at

"Buying and Selling a Business: Practical Tax Consequences" published in California Business Law Practitioner (Fall 2011)

November 2011
Roger publishes article, "Selected Primary Metaphorical Contructs in Legal Analysis." Read it here.

September 19, 2011
Read Roger Royse's letter to Gov. Jerry Brown urging support of Assembly Bill 361 which creates a new class of California corporation - a "Benefit Corporation" - able to do business in a socially and/or environmentally responsible manner and not be in conflict with fulfilling traditional corporate fiduciary duties.

August 26, 2011
Roger Royse announces the launch of Royse University to provide business, tax and personal finance ideas and information to help founders and executives gain new opportunities and make meaningful connections. You may visit the site at

July 14, 2011
Roger Royse chosen as Northern California "Super Lawyer." More here.

November 2, 2010
Roger Royse and Royse Law crossing into entertainment industry, including Deirdre Hall and Bill Dorfman. Read the Blog article here.

October 12, 2010
Should Californians (YOU!) Legalize Marijuana? Roger will be moderating a debate on October 14, 2010 between Joseph McNamara, A Hoover Institute Fellow and former San Jose Police Chief, and Don Anders, former San Jose Police Department Deputy Chief, on the topic of "Should Californians (YOU!) Legalize Marijuana? Click for photos.

September 24, 2010
Roger Royse speaks to the California State Bar Association at the Annual Meeting in Monterey on the topic of "Buying and Selling a Business: Practical Tax Consequences. More ...
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