Erik M. Tikkanen

Associate

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Erik M. Tikkanen
Associate

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Erik Tikkanen advises clients on corporate matters, including the formation and operation of corporations, limited liability companies and other legal entities, as well as on mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. He also assists in connection with a variety of commercial contracts and compliance issues under US federal and state laws.  

Erik’s prior experience includes representing Fortune 500 clients in state and federal litigation matters, working on German corporate matters at a German law firm in Frankfurt, and assisting in the prosecution of fraud and business regulation violations at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Special Operations Division.  Before attending law school, Erik worked for two years as a paralegal at an international law firm in California.

Erik is a fluent German speaker, having studied the language intensively during undergraduate studies, including an exchange year at Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen, Germany. During law school, he focused on American and German corporate law and was again an exchange student at Freie Universität Berlin. Erik continues to maintain close ties with German culture.

Practice Areas

Corporate, Commercial, Litigation

Education

University of California, Hastings College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2012
Constitutional Law Quarterly: Notes Editor
Göttingen Journal of International Law: Native Speaker Board
Freie Universität Berlin, 2011

University of California, Santa Cruz, Bachelor of Arts, Politics, 2006 (with honors)
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, 2005-2006

Bar Admissions 

California, 2012 (inactive)
New York, 2014.

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