Kristie Prinz is a SaaS, digital health, and IP business transactions lawyer with more than 26 years experience,  who  has  been  providing  technical  IP  and business  advice  to  early  stage start-ups and mid-market companies in Silicon Valley, California, since 2000.  She practices at the boutique firm, The Prinz Law Office, which is based in Silicon Valley, California in San Jose.


Kristie’s clients  are  primarily  in  the  software-as-a-service (“SaaS”),  technology, and digital heath/health  technology industries, although her practice includes the life sciences industry, the IT industry, the publishing industry, and other technology industries.  Kristie generally advises her clients on transactions with  customers,  licensees/licensors,  resellers,  suppliers  &  distributors, business partners, and buyers/sellers. Kristie also has an IP practice, where she manages trademark portfolios, advises on copyright matters, negotiates intellectual property licenses, and enforces intellectual property rights on behalf of clients, and a privacy law practice, where she advises clients on privacy compliance issues.

Kristie works with companies in Silicon Valley as well as other parts of California.  She has also represented clients in developing technology hubs across the U.S.

Kristie also has significant experience in handling international technology transactions and has represented many international clients in  overseas  markets  such  as  Canada,  Mexico,  Central America, Europe,  the United Kingdom,  Australia, and New Zealand.   Kristie also currently serves as local IP counsel for a boutique IP law firm based in Paris, France.

Prior Legal Experience

Prior to founding The Prinz Law Office,  Kristie was employed by the Palo Alto office of the 120-year-old boutique intellectual property firm of Pennie & Edmonds, LLP.  She began her legal career in Atlanta, Georgia, where she worked at the Philadelphia-based firm of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, LLP.

Thought Leadership/Professional Leadership

Kristie is a frequent speaker and media contributor on software, technology, and intellectual property law issues, and is the author of multiple blogs, including the Silicon Valley Software Law Blog and the Silicon Valley Digital Health Law Blog.  She also founded the Silicon Valley Software Advisors Group, which is a national networking group of business advisors who focus on the software and SaaS industries, and the Life Sciences Advisors Group, which is a national networking group of business advisors who focus on the life sciences industry.

Professional Organizations

Kristie is a member of ProVisors, a national networking organization of more than 9500 professionals, and has been actively involved in the American Bar Association.

Professional Recognition

Kristie was recently selected as a "Super Lawyer" in Northern California, which is determined by her peers in the industry.


She graduated from Furman University and Vanderbilt Law School, and is licensed to practice law in the states of California and Georgia.

How to Connect

To connect with Kristie, you may schedule an appointment or email her.   For business consulting services rather than legal services, please schedule an appointment here.


To view The Prinz Law Office website, please click here.  To view the Silicon Valley Software Law Blog click here. To view the Silicon Valley Digital Health Law Blog, click here.