ENCINITAS — Coast Law Group, LLP, a San Diego law firm representing numerous Southern California and international intellectual property, technology, action sports and land use clients, today announced that longtime associate Brian Dirkmaat has been promoted to Partner.

Mr. Dirkmaat gained extensive experience at several Silicon Valley law firms negotiating angel investor and venture capital private equity and debt financings, guiding founders in choosing and forming business entities and representing buyers and sellers in M&A transactions. He represents clients in many industries, including action sports, cleantech, software, computer electronics, real estate, food service, automotive and manufacturing.

“Brian’s expansive experience and entrepreneurial approach to practicing law are a great asset to CLG,” said Seyamack Kouretchian, co-Managing Partner of the firm and Chair of the Intellectual Property and Online Marketing & Computer Law practice groups. “His work ethic has been evident as a Senior Associate growing his practice and long list of satisfied clients, and I am confident he will continue to build capacity now as a Partner.”

Brian has represented multiple businesses in multi-party, complex, and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, financings, entity formation and general business transactions.

“Coast Law Group has made it a priority to offer a complete suite of legal solutions for corporate clients since inception,” said founding partner Gary Sirota. “Brian’s thorough, cradle-to-grave (and everything in between) approach upholds CLG’s high standard of integrity, and we are proud to include him in our partnership.”

“While my passion for tech and supporting that exciting, evolving industry grew in Silicon Valley, my family and I are at home at CLG  in the San Diego community,” said Brian. “I’m enthusiastic about San Diego’s growth as a center both for tech startups and action sports businesses.  The synergy between related Southern California companies is strong, and I look forward to a long career as a partner at Coast Law Group in this exciting environment.”

About Coast Law Group, LLP:

Coast Law Group is a full-service law firm located steps from Swami’s legendary surf in Encinitas, CA. The firm, which was selected by Outside Magazine as the 23rd best place to work in the USA in 2013, meets the diverse needs of a broad range of clients. The attorneys in CLG’s Business Transactions practice group have extensive experience representing action sports and tech startup clients in angel investor and venture capital private equity and debt financings, new business entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, athlete management and sponsorship contracts, distribution, licensing, lease/purchase negotiations, factoring, and online retail and media transactions.