Blumenfeld Legal provides results-oriented legal services as counsel for technology companies, venture, incubator and angel investors. We believe in providing high quality legal services at cost-effective prices.
Maya Blumenfeld is the founding attorney of Blumenfeld Legal.
Maya practices corporate and commercial law, representing emerging companies in general corporate matters, venture capital financings, technology transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, Maya represents venture funds, incubators and angel investors in their investments and day-to-day legal matters. She also works with select executives, advisors and entrepreneurs.
Maya began her career as a judicial clerk in the Israeli Supreme Court and later worked in the New York offices of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, advising Fortune 500 companies on mergers and acquisitions, debt restructurings and private equity financings. Prior to founding Blumenfeld Legal, Maya has worked at the Silicon Valley offices of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. and Goodwin Procter, LLP, advising private and public technology companies, as well as investors and venture funds. She served as in-house counsel at Verifone, overseeing commercial deals in the payment industry space.
Maya obtained her Masters Degree in corporate law at NYU Law School, and her degrees in Economics and Law (magna cum laude) at Tel-Aviv University. In her spare time Maya mentors students at Santa Clara University Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic.
Amanda Demetrus joined Blumenfeld Legal as an Associate in 2014. During law school, she interned at Walmart Global eCommerce assisting with compliance issues, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. She also participated in the Santa Clara Law Entrepreneur's Clinic advising technology companies on formation and early-stage legal issues, as well as the Santa Clara Law Worker's Rights Clinic representing clients in employment actions.
Amanda earned her bachelor's degree from the University of California - Los Angeles and obtained her Juris Doctorate and Masters in Business Administration from Santa Clara University. Amanda enjoys collecting vinyl records, football, musicals, dance, and the proper use of the oxford comma.
Erica Roman is an intellectual property attorney providing outside counsel to start-ups and large industry alike. Her experience is firmly rooted in technology, having practiced with several law firms in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area over the past 20 years, including being a member of the Intellectual Property and Technology Licensing Group at Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich (now DLA Piper). In addition to counseling clients on their products, services and business strategies to minimize future legal entanglements, Ms. Roman regularly drafts and negotiates the various agreements that are part of the life cycle of hi-tech and e-commerce companies.
Ms. Roman was selected to serve in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Copyright Office in Washington, D.C. There, her duties included addressing multi-agency intellectual property policy matters and amicus curiae brief positions on behalf of the U.S. Government, in addition to preparation of Congressional testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet. While in D.C., Ms. Roman was also a co-owner of a successful technology start-up that was ultimately acquired by a Fortune 500 company. She permanently returned to her home and private practice in the Bay Area in 2012.
Ms. Roman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Yale University and a Juris Doctorate from University of California, Hastings. She is admitted to practice in California as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ashley Palmquist joined Blumenfeld Legal as an Associate in 2018. While attending law school, she gained valuable experience working as a law clerk at a local law firm, assisting emerging companies in entity formation, general corporate matters, and regulatory compliance. Additionally, she participated in the Santa Clara Law Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic providing legal services to early-stage technology companies. She also volunteered at the Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center where she represented clients in wage and hour claims.
Ashley earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Santa Clara University School of Law. She received multiple Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence and CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for receiving the highest grade in several of her law school courses. In her free time, Ashley enjoys slalom water skiing, snowboarding, and yoga.