Corporate and Securities

  • Startup and business entity counseling
  • Corporation and subsidiary formation, maintenance and dissolution
  • Limited liability company (LLC) formation, maintenance and dissolution
  • Board of Directors and member/shareholder matters
  • Angel/seed round financing and initial capitalization of startups
  • Debt and equity transactions for privately held companies
  • Venture capital financing
  • Stock compensation and option plans

Strategic Transactions and Contracts

  • Technology and digital media development, services, outsourcing, licensing and distribution
  • Domestic and international joint ventures and strategic partnerships
  • Website acquisitions and divestitures
  • Supply, procurement, sales and service agreements
  • Employment and consulting agreements, offer letters and separation agreements
  • Confidentiality, invention assignment, non-competition and other IP-related agreements
  • Employee policies and guidelines (e.g., social media policies and acceptable use policies)

E-Commerce, Internet and Privacy

  • Website copyright, trademark and domain name counseling
  • Social media/Web 2.0 user-generated content issues, including defamation/First Amendment counseling and risk assessment
  • Terms of service, privacy policies and data protection for consumer Web businesses
  • Compliance review of website functions and features
  • International product launch support
  • Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) compliance
  • Electronic records retention and response to subpoenas and law enforcement requests
  • Strategic IP counseling, strategic planning and portfolio management
  • Employee policies and guidelines (e.g., social media policies and acceptable use policies)
  • Social media/user-generated content issues
  • Confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements
  • Copyright and domain name registration and counseling
  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) compliance
  • Open source software licensing
  • Global IP strategy and offensive/defensive planning
  • European Union data protection compliance

Entertainment/New Media

  • Digital media licensing and distribution
  • Social media/user-generated content issues
  • Event production agreements and rights clearance
  • Location-based marketing and entertainment
  • Online advertising and marketing:  Network and agency agreements, affiliate marketing, lead generation, e-mail and search marketing, Web analytics, blogging and social network advertising
  • Offline advertising:  Agency agreements, script review, music licensing and rights clearance
  • Review and clearance of advertising claims, PR and marketing materials
  • Demographic and behavioral targeting, promotional pricing, discounting, renewals and refunds
  • Contests, sweepstakes and other promotions

Government Affairs/Public Policy

  • Legislative analysis
  • Coordination with industry legal and government affairs executives
  • Engagement and liaison with lobbyists and industry associations

Dispute Avoidance and Resolution

  • Risk management and mitigation
  • Litigation and alternative dispute resolution strategy
  • Records retention and eDiscovery planning
  • Local counsel selection, engagement and oversight

“Outsourced General Counsel” Services

  • On-call advice to senior executives and Board members
  • Strategic planning for growth companies’ legal needs
  • Developing forms, templates and processes for legal workflow
  • Recommendation, management and oversight of legal service providers and vendors
  • Training sessions for employees and legal staff

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