Fred Hasani


Southern California Office
120 Vantis, Suite 300
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
949.335.6949 direct
949.315.3221 fax



J.D., USC Gould School of Law;  Moot Court Honors Program; National Moot Court Team

M.B.A. with Honors, USC Marshall School of Business; Finance Concentration

B.A., Business Economics and History, University of California, Los Angeles



Rated AV®-Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell for Highest Level of Professional Excellence and High Ethical Standing


The State Bar of California

Fred’s experience as a business executive, Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel and entrepreneur enables him to provide his clients with practical business advice and seasoned legal counsel. He represents emerging growth and mature Fortune 500 companies. Fred’s practice focuses on corporate and technology transactions, including technology licensing and new media agreements, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions.   

General Counsel: Fred was previously Vice President and General Counsel of Paciolan, a ticketing software company acquired by Ticketmaster and eventually sold to Comcast-Spectacor, a Comcast company, and then sold again to Learfield. At Paciolan, Fred managed the legal affairs of Paciolan, which included inbound and outbound licensing transactions, venture capital and debt financings, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, employment counseling and management of outside counsel. Fred negotiated commercial licensing agreements with professional sports teams in the NBA, NHL and MLB, as well as major national universities such as the University of Oregon, University of Alabama, the University of Michigan and the University of Notre Dame. 

Chief Financial Officer: Prior to Paciolan, Fred was the Chief Financial Officer and VP General Counsel of Bitfone Corporation, a wireless software provider acquired by Hewlett-Packard. Fred managed Bitfone’s financial, legal, administrative, human resources and information technology operations in California, Canada, the United Kingdom, China, Japan and Korea. Fred negotiated and closed Bitfone’s merger with Digital Transit, Inc., its cross-border acquisition of Mobile Diagnostix and over $50M in venture capital financings, as well as commercial transactions with Motorola, Qualcomm, LG, Sony Ericsson and SK Telecom. 

Private Practice In Silicon Valley and Orange County: Fred has over a dozen years of private practice experience in Southern California and Silicon Valley, representing mature Fortune 500 and emerging growth companies in connection with their general corporate, technology licensing, financing and M&A activities.

Entrepreneur: Fred co-founded Fortis General Counsel, LLP, a transactional law firm recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Tier 1 California corporate law firm and by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 50 boutique law firms in California, including the only firm recognized for its licensing practice.  After almost a decade at Fortis, Fred joined most of his former partners at Fortis to form his current firm, Acceleron Law Group, LLP. 


Clients Represented:
  • University of Southern California

  • Spectra Ticketing (a Comcast company)

  • Ticketmaster/Live Nation

  • Kelley Blue Book


  • Cox Automotive, Inc.

  • Andreessen Horowitz

  • Keck Medical Center of USC

  • Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

  • E.S. Kluft & Company

  • Daqri, LLC

  • Bitfone Corporation (funded by Motorola, Qualcomm, 3i, BlueRun, Prism and Vesbridge; acquired by Hewlett-Packard)

  • Logical Apps, Inc. (funded by Sequoia Capital and Mission Ventures; acquired by Oracle)

  • SimpleTech, Inc. a Fabrik company (funded by 3i, ComVentures and Intel Capital Corp; acquired by Hitachi.)

  • Gatekeeper Systems, Inc.

  • Velocity11 (funded by Mayfield and acquired by Agilent Technologies)

  • Afanti, Inc. (funded by Goldman Sachs)

  • Bessemer Ventures

  • New Enterprise Associates

  • Ramix, Inc. (acquired by a General Electric company)

Other Activities:
  • Advisor to Alta Claro, an experiential attorney learning platform 

  • Orange County Alumni Committee for USC Gould School of Law

  • Member of Law Leadership Society at USC Gould School of Law

  • Membership Committee for Entrepreneur’s Organization

  • Member of ProVisors in Orange County