We represent innovative startups and emerging growth companies in the digital media, entertainment, gaming and technology (including software, hardware and internet) industries.
We possess extensive experience as business & legal affairs attorneys and serving as outside general counsel for these companies throughout their life cycles, overseeing and handling a wide variety of their legal matters, including, but not limited to, startup, formation and organizational work, commercial and transactional, corporate and M&A, seed and VC financing real estate, litigation, HR and employment, IP protection and enforcement, rights review and clearance, union and guild matters, and data use and privacy matters.
Our team has particular transactional expertise in structuring, negotiating and drafting a wide array of commercial agreements in the following areas:
Interactive Entertainment/Gaming: All types of agreements involving interactive entertainment and games for consoles, PC, mobile, virtual and augmented reality and other devices and platforms, including, but not limited to, development, marketing, publishing, licensing and distribution agreements.
IP and Technology Transactions: IP licensing and technology based agreements, including, but not limited to, merchandise and trademark licensing, digital advertising, software development and licensing, software service and subscription based agreements (SaaS), software publishing and distribution, IT infrastructure, cloud computing and distribution, and hardware design and manufacturing.
Digital Advertising: Advertising network advertiser and publisher terms of service, analytics and data use and sharing agreements, IOs and other partnership agreements with major advertisers (brand and performance), IAB terms and conditions, RTB programmatic ad exchange agreements, and ad platform technology licenses.
Digital Media and Distribution Platforms: Licensing, distribution and streaming of media and entertainment content via various digital distribution and streaming platforms, including cloud gaming, electronic sell-through (EST), and video on demand (VOD).
Entertainment Content Acquisition and Licensing: Content acquisition and license agreements with major film and television studios and other major content companies.
Athlete/Celebrity/Talent Rights and Professional Services: Athlete, celebrity and talent rights and services related agreements, including name and likeness rights, voice over and other performance and professional services, and endorsements.
Music: Music licensing agreements with all major labels and publishers and rights and performance services agreements with numerous artists.
Network and Data Center Infrastructure: Colocation, Network/POPs, IP transit, fiber and wavelength and other infrastructure and telecommunications agreements relating to the placement and operation of servers in network data centers, including data center leases.