Frances Johnston

Business Development Attorney
Frances Johnston
Corporate & Securities, M & A
Silicon Valley

Francie’s practice focuses on technology start-up companies and includes initial company formation, both company and investor-side representation in private equity financings, securities compliance, general corporate governance matters, commercial contracts, technology licensing, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions.


Before joining Royse Law Firm PC, Francie practiced in Silicon Valley with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Venture Law Group, GCA Law Partners LLP and Enterprise Law Group, Inc. Prior to law school, Francie worked with a number of fine arts organizations (the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and Sotheby’s auction house in New York) and entertainment companies (CBS Television and Walt Disney Studios in southern California).


• B.A., Stanford University, Art History and French
• M.B.A., UCLA Graduate School of Management
(now the Anderson School of Management)
• J.D., Stanford Law School

Admitted to Practice

• California


• American Bar Association
• Santa Clara County Bar Association
• Palo Alto Bar Association