Charles P. Ortmeyer

Charles P. Ortmeyer

Senior Counsel

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Charles P. Ortmeyer specializes in sophisticated business transactions and entities. He has been practicing law for over 35 years in a variety of environments. He worked for 20 years in a big firm environment in San Francisco, the last 14 as a partner. He has served as the general counsel of a publicly-traded company, and has extensive in-house experience with several large corporations.

Prior to joining Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada LLP in 2015, Mr. Ortmeyer had his own business law practice based in San Ramon, California.

During 2000 through 2002, Mr. Ortmeyer was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of PeoplePC, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed Internet service provider which sold bundled computer/ISP service packages to enterprises and consumers located in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Prior to joining PeoplePC, Mr. Ortmeyer was a business lawyer and Director at the San Francisco firm, Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin, a Professional Corporation (now, Arnold & Porter LLP). His practice emphasized corporate transactions, e-commerce and internet-related companies, retailing and consumer law, and representation of financial service businesses, including banks, hedge funds, investment advisers, and broker-dealers. He joined Howard Rice in 1983.

Prior to joining Howard Rice, Mr. Ortmeyer was a litigator at the San Francisco firm Lasky, Haas, Cohler & Munter. His practice there emphasized intellectual property, antitrust, and unfair trade practices.

Mr. Ortmeyer graduated from the University of California School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 1979, where he was a senior editor on the California Law Review and a member of Order of the Coif.

During 1979-1981, Mr. Ortmeyer was a law clerk to the Hon. Betty B. Fletcher, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Ortmeyer has been active in the California State Bar Business Law Section and several community organizations in Contra Costa County and the San Ramon Valley. He has chaired or co-chaired the following Committees of the State Bar’s Business Law Section:

  • Corporations Committee (2010-2011)
  • Corporate Law Departments (2007-2008)
  • Financial Institutions Committee (1994-1995)

Mr. Ortmeyer is the co-author of Forming and Operating California Limited Liability Companies (CEB), a leading treatise on limited liability companies under California’s new Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. He is also a co-author of Securities Regulation Forms, Clark Boardman Callaghan, a 4-volume treatise on documentation of securities transactions.


Over the years, Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada LLP has cultivated a reputation for excellence in the legal field. With a focus on complex and high-asset cases, we provide innovative legal strategies for our clients - always placing their best interests at the forefront of each legal matter. In addition to the gratitude of our clients and the respect of our legal peers, our firm has garnered the attention of many prestigious legal organizations.