my areas of practice

Business law (including corporate law) covers everything from acquisitions to trademarks. I can assist you in all of your business needs, from starting a company to protecting its trade secrets. Running a business is hard work, so let me guide you in your important legal decisions. I will work with you to identify legal pitfalls that your corporation or limited liability company (LLC) should look out for.

Copyrights protect original literary and artistic expression that is conveyed in a fixed medium. For example, a book, a song or a movie is protected by copyright law. Ideas by themselves are not copyrightable. Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to mail a copy of your work to yourself (poor man's copyright) in order to obtain a copyright. Your work is copyright protected the moment it was created! It is still a very good idea to register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office so you can be awarded statutory damages if your work is infringed upon. I can handle your intellectual property needs, from assignments to licensing to registrations.

Employment law issues exist whether you are self-employed, a corporation, or a limited liability company (LLC). They range from hiring an independent contractor to complying with federal laws. Let me create legal agreements to help protect you in these situations and many others.

Entertainment law encompasses the areas of art, film, modeling, music, television and writing. Whichever one is your passion, I can review your contract or create one for you. Need someone to represent your best interests? I will negotiate on your behalf. Don't sign anything until your attorney looks over it!

Technology law (including computer and internet law) are relatively new areas and are still evolving. My experience working at an internet software company gives me great insight into what issues tech companies deal with on a daily basis. From confidentiality agreements to software licensing, I can draft legal documents to protect your intellectual property.

Trademarks protect your business' name, logo or slogan. A trademark or service mark distinguishes your product or service from your competitors. Before you spend tons of money on a brand or a logo for your company, consult with me first. I can conduct a trademark search to see if someone else already uses it. Plus I will help you protect your intellectual property by registering your mark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.