Joseph D. Dermer

Joseph D. Dermer

Los Gatos, California

Mr. Dermer is a seasoned entrepreneur who earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Stanford University in 1985 and his law degree from Santa Clara University in 2005. Mr. Dermer has a multi-faceted career in business including a successful sales career with a Fortune-500 electronics company, Arrow Electronics in the mid-1980’s. In the late 1980’s he founded Better Image, a chain of hair and skin treatment clinics with both company owned and franchise locations. Dermer’s franchising activities spawned Emerging Solutions, a marketing and distribution company he co-founded. The company provided specialty chemical products to an international network of dealers. After a successful sale of both businesses in 1999, Dermer joined the executive team of Silicon Evolution, a specialized wafer manufacturing company which was acquired by a NASDAQ listed company in 2001. Mr. Dermer is a partner in the Dermer Law Firm, which was founded by his father in 1975. Mr. Dermer’s chief areas of practice include business transactional law, taxation and trusts and estates.

Areas of Practice

  • Purchase and Sale
  • Exchange
  • Business Expansion
  • Finance
  • Tax Planning


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D. - 2005
  • Stanford University
    • B.A. - 1985
    • Major: Economics

Past Employment Positions

  • Martin Dermer, Inc., Tax and Business Consultant , 2001 - 2005
  • Silicon Evolution, Inc. Vancouver, WA, Chief Fundraiser , 2000 - 2001
  • Emerging Solutions, Inc., Co-Founder and President , 1997 - 2000
  • Better Image, Inc., Founder and President, 1988 - 1999