- Sacramento County Bar Association, Business Section
Practice Area(s): Corporate and Business
Eric Spears’ corporate practice is focused on entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, commercial finance, formation and management of nonprofit entities and general business counseling.
Prior to joining Murphy Austin, Eric was an associate with Boutin Jones Inc., where he represented and advised business clients on matters related to entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities laws, commercial finance and general business counseling.
Eric received his B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of California, Davis. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he earned multiple Witkin & CALI awards and acted as a teaching assistant for Moot Court and Legal Writing and Research courses.
During law school, Eric served as a legal intern for Funding Circle, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace, the State of California’s Office of Legislative Counsel, a nonpartisan public agency that provides confidential legal services to the California State Legislature, and the General Counsel’s Office of the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, an Oakland-based public transit agency. He also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable A. James Robertson, II of the San Francisco Superior Court.
Corporate Finance and Securities
Mergers & Acquisitions
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
J.D., cum laude, 2014
Witkin Award for Academic Excellence: Legal Writing and Research and Trial Advocacy
CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Commercial Contract Drafting and Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors Clinic
University of California, Davis
B.A., Political Science, highest honors, and History, honors, 2010