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Alan S. Gutterman

Alan's prolific output of practical guidance for legal and financial professionals, entrepreneurs and investors has made him one of the best-selling individual authors in the global legal publishing marketplace.  His cornerstone work, Business Transactions Solution, is on online-only product available and featured on Thomson Reuters’ Westlaw, the world’s largest legal content platform, which includes almost 200 book-length modules covering the entire lifecycle of a business.  Alan has also authored or edited over 90 books on sustainable entrepreneurship, management, business transactions, international business and technology management for a number of publishers including Thomson Reuters, Kluwer, Oxford, Quorum, ABA Press, Aspen, Euromoney, Business Expert Press, Harvard Business Publishing and BNA.  Alan has over three decades of experience as a partner and senior counsel with internationally recognized law firms counseling small and large business enterprises in the areas of general corporate and securities matters, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, international law and transactions and strategic business alliances, and has also held senior management positions with several technology-based businesses including serving as the chief legal officer of a leading international distributor of IT products headquartered in Silicon Valley and as the chief operating officer of an emerging broadband media company.  He has been an adjunct faculty member at several colleges and universities, including Boalt Hall, Santa Clara University and the University of San Francisco, teaching classes on a range of topics including corporate finance, venture capital and law and economic development,  He received his A.B., M.B.A., and J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, a D.B.A. from Golden Gate University, and a Ph. D. from the University of Cambridge.  For more information about Alan and his activities, please contact him directly at, follow him on LinkedIn ( and visit his website at,