Veteran Silicon Valley Business Lawyers Establish New Downtown San Jose Law Firm

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Veteran Silicon Valley Business Lawyers Establish New Downtown San Jose Law Firm

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Three veteran business lawyers have founded a new law firm in Downtown San Jose to serve businesses, real estate investors, emerging growth technology companies, and financial institutions.

Strategy Law, LLP was formed by Tamara B. Pow, John W. (“Jack”) Easterbrook, and Robert V. Hawn, all of whom hold the highest AV rating* in the legal profession. They are joined by fellow attorney Serge Filatov, certified paralegal Cathy Wong, and a staff led by Executive Director Esther Brumleve.

Strategy Law was founded to provide personalized, partner level, services to start-up companies, owner-operated businesses, real estate interests, and financial institutions. Each of the founders has practical experience outside of typical legal areas, and brings this knowledge to bear when serving the firm’s many clients. The founders, professionals and staff were all previously with Structure Law Group.

Pow founded Structure Law Group, LLP in 2005, building her practice in counseling real estate investors and private business owners. Her clients include multi-million dollar real property developers, and owner operator businesses in a wide variety of industries. She started her career as a tax consultant with Price Waterhouse, before associating at Hopkins & Carley, where she met fellow founders Hawn and Easterbrook. She is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors, and holds a JD and MBA from the University of California at Davis.

Tamara speaks regularly on legal issues involving partnerships and LLCs, real estate, tax, and closely held businesses. She is the former Chairperson of the Cupertino Public Safety Commission, and an active member of Vistage and Mensa. She enjoys trail running, and lives in Cupertino with her husband, a biologist, and their three sons.

Easterbrook focuses his practice on banking, real estate finance and creditor rights. His clients include many of the major regional and national banks active in Silicon Valley. A graduate of Michigan State University, Jack holds an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and a JD from Santa Clara University Law School where he graduated with honors. He started his career in wholesale banking with Wells Fargo before entering law school and pivoting to a legal practice. He enjoys getting involved in all manner of financing transactions and problem situations, which often include addressing lien rights on real estate or business assets.

Jack is a member of the Board of Directors and former Board Chairman of Via Rehabilitation Services. He lives in Burlingame with his wife, a recovering marketing professional and current employment consultant for individuals with disabilities and their daughter. Their other daughter presently attends graduate school in Boston.

Hawn focuses on emerging growth technology companies, mergers and acquisitions and foreign companies entering the U.S. market. He was a corporate partner at Hopkins & Carley for a number of years before joining Enterprise Law Group in Menlo Park, then Structure Law Group. He is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors. He holds a JD from King Hall Law School at the University of California at Davis where he served on the Law Review and published in the area of international debt renegotiation.

Bob is a former Chair of the High Technology Committee of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, and Co-chair of the Cyberspace Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California as Vice-Chair of Member Services. He speaks and publishes regularly in the areas of cyberspace law, and corporate law, and has spoken to community groups, and at seminars organized by the Santa Clara County Bar Association, the State Bar of California, Continuing Education of the Bar, and the American Bar Association.

Bob is actively involved in the community, having provided pro bono services to San Jose Jazz, and has been a member of the Board of both Greenbelt Alliance and the Land Trust for Santa Clara County (now, the Silicon Valley Land Conservancy). He is an active mountain biker, skier, and jazz pianist, and lives in San Jose with his wife, a city planner and assistant city manager, where they follow the exploits of their daughter, a recent college grad.

More information can be found about Strategy Law, LLP at or contact us as shown below:

Esther Brumleve
Executive Director
Strategy Law, LLP
(408) 478-4100

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