Eric Sternberger is a partner of Ragghianti Freitas LLP. Mr. Sternberger acts as outside general counsel to corporations, LLC’s and partnerships, with an emphasis on corporate transactions, succession planning, joint ventures, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, secured financing, and real estate matters. His representative clients include start-up and seasoned enterprises in technology, manufacturing, marine service providers, and the real estate and healthcare industries.
Mr. Sternberger’s business counseling also includes advising directors, officers, and managers regarding business strategies, consensus building and corporate governance. Additionally, he advises shareholders and LLC interest holders regarding their rights and fiduciary protections.
Mr. Sternberger additionally provides risk analysis and negotiation services on behalf of Angel Investment, as they relate to bridge loan financing, convertible securities, and direct stock acquisition.
Along with his transactional practice, Mr. Sternberger maintains a complex business litigation practice dealing primarily with business disputes and shareholder disagreements and provides mediation services (www.sternberger-adr.com) emphasizing business disputes.
In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Sternberger has made a point to volunteer and provide pro bono legal services. He served as a Marin County Commissioner, acting as Chair of the Adult Criminal Justice Commission advising the Marin County Board of Supervisors on all aspects of criminal justice prosecution and prevention.
Mr. Sternberger is the former Chair of the California State Bar Committee on Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies (2007-2008); served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Marin County Bar Association; serves on the Advisory Board of Presidio Bank, now Heritage Bank of Commerce (2016-present); and was the President of the Richard M. Sangster American Inn of Court (2008-2009).
Eric Sternberger is a native of Marin County, where he continues to reside.
- California State Courts
- U.S. District Courts: Northern District of California
- United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Marin County Bar Association (Former Director)
- Richard M. Sangster Inn of Court (Past President)
Heritage Bank of Commerce (Advisory Board Member), 2016 to present)