Sample Legal Matters and Transactions 


Business Matters


  • Chosen as general counsel by over 100 startup companies.

  • Represented an iconic San Francisco company in negotiations with the City of San Francisco regarding  the renovation of San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House​


  • Negotiated the successful departure of a partner in a leading media company so that he could move on to form his own successful media company

  • Formed a startup media company and helped it raise investment capital through a Rule 506(b) securities offering


  • Negotiated the lease of a hangar facility at the Kansas City International Airport on behalf of a major U.S. aircraft leasing company


  • Drafted and negotiated  a co-brokerage agreement between a U.S. aviation insurance broker and a Thailand-based insurance broker


  • Resolved a dispute between a U.S. regional bank and a key employee based on an alleged violation of a non-compete provision in the employment agreement


  • Resolved a dispute between an Italian vintner and a California wine distributor



Entertainment Matters



  • Acted as outside General Counsel to a Top 20 You-Tube Channel

  • Negotiated a "first-of-its-kind" digital synchronization license with Sony/ATV, Universal, Warner-Chappell, BMG, and over twenty other music publishers on behalf of a world-leading online digital music platform


  • Negotiated a settlement between an independent film producer and the Directors Guild of America regarding a dispute over Guild benefit payments


  • Negotiated the sale of a multi-million-dollar Northern California sporting event company


  • Resolved a copyright infringement  dispute between a YouTube multi-channel network (MCN) and Sony/ATV


  • Represented a prominent San Francisco theater company as its outside general counsel, formed its limited liability company, and created a securities offering to raise funds for the purchase of the theater's new building


  • Negotiated a recording agreement between a jazz artist and a record label


  • Represented a feature film in negotiations with sales agents at the Cannes Film Festival


  • Represented a documentary film producer in negotiations with the Irish Film Fund​ for production funds

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