Short Legal Group


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.  

Our Mission

 To Service Tech-Businesses in California

Short Legal Group will work as the entities' outside in-house counsel to protect your emerging and evolving business by negotiating and assisting your company with understanding the implications of complex technology contracts.


02. Legal Maintenance Services

Establish corporate documentation and agreements among partners in order to facilitate business objectives and to thwart future disputes


03. Entity Formation

Short Legal Group can provide corporate formation for non-profit and for-profit organizations in California 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.

About Us

 Dean E. Short

Dean Short has 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 legal needs but with an intimacy and level of trust that cannot be achieved using a large firm.

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.


With experience especially in helping technology companies get off the ground, Short Legal Group will act as your one-stop-shop to navigate all of your legal needs.   

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.


focus on representing TECHNOLOGY businesses TO ACHIEVE LONG TERM STRATEGIES and immediate results