Seth Kugler

Associate Attorney

Seth Kugler focuses on disputes regarding corporate governance and fiduciary duties, as well as other complex commercial litigation including breach of contract, IP, real estate, and defamation litigation. Seth’s specializes in preventing and resolving all manner of disputes among and between corporate founders, directors, officers, and shareholders, LLC members, and other business partners.


Prior to joining Grellas Shah, Seth worked in the New York and San Francisco offices of Duane Morris, LLP. Seth is a Silicon Valley native, and a lifetime of exposure to the Valley has given him an enthusiasm for work with startups and their founders. Seth is a strategic thinker who specializes in outflanking the opposition, but also brings a broad range of experience to his matters. Although Seth’s work is often focused on issues pertaining to the governance of corporations and other business entities, these disputes usually extend well beyond the basic question of who is entitled to control a company or its assets. Seth has extensive experience dealing with issues stemming from breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, mishandling and misappropriation of IP and trade secrets, real estate issues, civil extortion, defamation, emotional distress, and tortious interference. Seth is licensed to practice in California and New York and has appeared in both state and federal courts on both coasts. Seth began his career in New York working on SEC and FINRA investigations, internal investigations for corporations and government agencies, and large-scale government contract disputes. Since returning to California in 2015, he has expanded his practice to the broad range of commercial disputes he now handles.



20400 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 280
Cupertino, CA 95014
Office (408) 255-6310
Cell (510) 295-9910
Fax (408) 255-6350


New York University School of Law, J.D., 2013
University of California – Berkeley, B.A., 2007, The History of Science