day-to-day legal services

technology & life-sciences focused

save 50%

fast turn-around and low overhead lets you save costs on daily legal needs

boutique service

in our structure, you work with the same attorney that keeps things personal & quick, just like if we were in your office.

single focus

day to day agreements for commercial, technology, corporate, HR & employment.

experienced team

Kohler Law attorneys each have 20+ years experience & have practiced in-house as General or Senior Counsel.


we focus on tech, manufacturing, and bio-science – a few notable clients

our focus

A single focus: we only do day-to-day legal work. SaaS, sales agreements, and more…


We handle day-to-day agreements such as: Sales agreements, Vendor / Service / Procurement contracts, strategic alliance, partnership & co-marketing agreements. Incorporation. Investment docs


SaaS, licensing, content, IP Enterprise & gov’t E-commerce Privacy policies Terms of use Reseller, OEM, VAR Distribution


Labor & employment issues. HR handbooks & policies. Executive compensation agreements. Ethics & harassment programs


We have many, but here are a few notable ones.

about us


Kohler Law’s mission has always been to provide experienced former in-house General Counsel/Senior Counsel attorneys for the same hourly rate as a first year associate at other firms – we’ve nailed the model and our clients save over 50% on legal fees.

Approximately 20% of our clients have in-house counsel and use Kohler Law as-needed for overflow support.

Our objective is not to displace a client’s big firm that handles financing, M&A transactions and complex litigation, but to save money on day-to-day legal functions that support a business. For example sales, licensing and commercial agreements, IP, HR/employment and real estate.

Our virtual law firm model and low overhead benefits our clients thru cost control, responsiveness and access to senior-level attorneys who integrate with your team and ramp up quickly for any type of project.

“We’ve been doing the same thing for our clients for 20 years, technology is making it easier and easier for us to continually improve our service to our clients and provide lower costs.” –Robert Kohler, JD, founder Kohler Law Group, a Professional Corporation

our team

a couple members of our team

Robert Kohler

Owner / Founder / Entrepreneur / Restaurateur / Adviser / Investor

I founded Kohler Law Group over 20 years ago and the firm has represented 1000’s of venture-backed and publicly traded technology companies worldwide.

In addition to being involved in the legal field I have real-world business experience as a successful entrepreneur and have founded and exited several technology companies. I am also a founding partner of a hospitality enterprise – /

My primary residence is in San Francisco and for the occasional getaway I go to my second home in Santa Barbara. During the winter, you’ll catch me skiing and boarding in Tahoe and during the summer you’ll find me mountain biking, sailing in the SF Bay, rock climbing and wind surfing (and wine tasting).

Short list of some of the companies that I founded: SiteMail was sold to XOOM and I worked with management to take the company public, do a secondary and ultimately selling to NBC. I co-founded Castfire – a video publishing platform for clients such as Google/Next New Networks, CBS Interactive, ESPN/Disney, Comcast, CNET, PBS and NPR stations, and hundreds more – Castfire was purchased by

I am an active adviser for an AI/Visual Search company (, a privacy platform ( and a nano tech company (dPore)

featured lawyers

we have approximately 10 attorneys

Patricia Schaefer

Patricia Schaefer

Senior Licensing Counsel

Patricia Schaefer is a senior technology transactions attorney with over 20 years experience grounded in intellectual property, general corporate and commercial law. She offers particular expertise in SaaS services, pharmaceutical and biotech licensing, alternative energy, data privacy and international corporate law. Her skills include the ability to work closely with business teams to address the day-to-day legal needs of technology companies, developing creative methods to enhance licensing strategies and driving multiple simultaneous transactions of varying size and complexity in a fast-paced environment. Educational background: J.D., University of Michigan Law School, M.A., Columbia University

Joyce Winters

Joyce Winters

Senior Licensing Counsel

Joyce is an experienced technology transactional attorney with strong contract negotiation and drafting skills. She’s been recognized for deal-closing ability; able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment across all segments of a corporation. With 20 years of experience, her expertise is in technology and intellectual property licensing, general corporate and commercial law, real estate leasing, banking, and regulatory law. Clients have run the gamut from Fortune 500 companies such as Wells Fargo Bank, mid-sized companies such as Fair, Isaac & Co. (FICO) and start-ups such as Task Retail.

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