"At various times in my career, I have been a sports agent, an entrepreneur, a sailor, a musician, a teacher, and a lawyer. In each situation, I've learned much about myself and about others. I have learned that we all face adversity and challenges from time to time and that, when we do, having a good friend and trusted advisor at our side can give us profound peace of mind.
Consequently, as a practicing business, estate planning, and entertainment lawyer, I aim to be that "good friend and trusted advisor" to my clients, to help them meet and overcome the challenges facing them. Whether I am advising a couple creating an estate plan, a first-time film producer, an established business, or a startup entrepreneur, my motivation is the same --- to serve them with an attitude of love, optimism, creativity, compassion, and dedication.
The success of this approach has made all the difference in my clients' experience and has given me great personal and professional satisfaction." Lindsay Spiller
About Lindsay Spiller
Lindsay Spiller is a San Francisco business lawyer, an entertainment lawyer, and an estate planning attorney. He has been a sports agent, a professional musician, a sailing captain, a business owner, and a teacher. Since founding Spiller Law in 2006, he has built a transactional law practice advising startups and mid-sized businesses and corporations as a business, entertainment, and estate planning attorney.
As a 24-year-old law student, Mr. Spiller founded a sports agency representing football players. Two years later, he became a marketing manager for Advantage International, then the third-largest sports agency in the world. He negotiated endorsement contracts for NFL players John Elway, Dan Marino and Curt Warner, MLB players Harmon Killebrew and Kirby Puckett, PGA golfers Larry Nelson and Larry Mize, and NBA players Moses Malone and Sam Perkins.
As a musician, Mr. Spiller has performed professionally around the country as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. For several years, he was a member of the Washington Choral Arts Society and performed with the Society on its recording of Corigliano’s “Of Rage and Remembrance," winner of the 1997 Grammy Award for "Best Classical Album.”
A life-long sailor, Mr. Spiller has sailed over 25,000 miles as a professional captain, having sailed the Chesapeake Bay, Long Island Sound, the Caribbean, Florida Keys, New England, the Hawaiian Islands, the Pacific Coast from Seattle to San Diego, and his beloved San Francisco Bay.
Born in San Francisco, Mr. Spiller received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley (AB in Political Economies, with distinction). At Berkeley, he was president of the student body, sang tenor in the California Men's Octet, played trombone in the California Marching Band, and was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. Lindsay earned his law degree at Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.) in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Spiller is licensed to practice law in the State of California and in the District of Columbia. He is also a member of the following organizations:
California Lawyers for the Arts (Panel and Referral Attorney)
University of California Alumni Association
Georgetown University Law Center Alumni Association