Roger Royse



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Education and Clerkships

LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law

J.D., University of North Dakota

B.S., Accounting, University of North Dakota




New York


South Dakota

North Dakota

Court Admissions

U.S. Tax Court

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California


Roger Royse works with companies ranging from newly formed tech startups to publicly traded multinationals in a variety of industries.  Roger regularly advises on complex tax structuring, high stakes business negotiations, and large international financial transactions.


Roger is active in leadership roles with several bar associations, including the following:



Roger is the author of Dead on Arrival: How to Avoid the Legal Mistakes That Could Kill Your Startup and sits on the boards of advisers and mentors several funds, accelerators and tech companies and takes an active role in the strategic planning decisions of his clients.


Roger has been a participating instructor of corporate law for the Center for International Studies (Salzburg Austria) and is an adjunct Professor of Taxation (Property Transactions and International Taxation) for Golden Gate University School of Law. Roger is the founder of the philanthropic organization “Team Motion to Dismiss Cancer” which conducted high profile auctions of meetings with venture capitalists to raise money for charity and has been recognized for his efforts on behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by being named the 2012 San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Man of the Year.


Roger is a Northern California Super Lawyer, is AV Peer-Rated by Martindale Hubbell, has a “ 10.0 Superb” rating from Avvo.

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