corporations and small to mid-sized businesses.  Dean also has a litigation background to advise clients how to successfully manage and avoid litigation.


2004-2007: DYKEMA GOSSETT, Los Angeles; Dean spent three years in downtown Los Angeles at Dykema, a multi national law firm focused on representation of Fortune 500 companies in a joint transaction/litigation practice.

2007-2011: TUCKER ELLIS, Los Angeles; Dean spent four years working with in-house counsel and representations multi-national corporations with emphasis on litigation and gained valuable trial experience and acted as lead counsel handling complex lawsuits for technology and manufacturing clients.

2011-2016: TOSHIBA CORPORATION, Irvine; Dean spent nearly six years at Toshiba focusing on corporate technology contract negotiation and licensing of Toshiba's intellectual property through complex technology licensing agreement.  Dean acted as Toshiba's Senior Corporate Counsel and traveled often to Tokyo, to Toshiba's headquarters to represent Toshiba in negotiation with other major international companies.

2016-Current: SHORT LEGAL GROUP, Newport Beach, CA: Dean has continued to expand his client representation in the tech field focused on negotiations for multi-million dollar technology contracts, dispute resolution and corporate litigation management. 

Associate Attorney Bios are Available Upon Request 

Technology focus-

  • Software (SaaS/PaaS)
  • Blockchain and NFT
  • Metaverse
  • Tech Contracts and Data Privacy
  • Corporate Formation/Governance
  • IP Licensing and Standards Groups Representation

Short Legal Group


About Us


 Dean E. Short

Dean Short and associate attorneys have experience in transactional drafting and negotiating complex contracts and license agreements on behalf of major 

Comprehensive legal support you and your company can trust.


Our legal team has built a reputation based on large firm and in-house transactional and litigation experience to provide comprehensive coverage of all of your technology focused legal needs. Unmatched value for our experience backed services compared with larger law firms.

Short Legal Group specializes in corporate tech contract negotiation and enforcement.  Emphasis is put on experience as software contracts and licensing for mid to large businesses drawing on experience negotiating contracts with legal teams at Fortune 500 companies.  We will help move your company's deal from concept to closing. 

We serve a wide range of clientele, and every client relationship is valued greatly and treated with dignity and respect. Each engagement benefits from the depth and breadth of our expertise.

Our Mission

 Cutting Edge Legal Services

Focus on technology company legal matters including emerging technologies such as blockchain/NFT, cryptocurrency, metaverse and data privacy matters to protect your emerging and evolving business by negotiating and assisting your company with understanding the implications of complex technology contracts and new legal matters.


02. Complex Transaction Negotiation and Contract Management

Extensive experience drafting and negotiating contracts with major companies and working with in-house legal counsel to get to signature and close tech deals. 


03. Entity Formation

Short Legal Group can provide corporate formation for non-profit and for-profit organizations  and services throughout their corporate lifecycle.

​​04. Building a Lasting Relationship
Short Legal Group will establish a relationship based on trust and commitment to achieving your business strategies.