CyberlawStudio is a compact and efficient “legal services module” servicing New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco seasoned entrepreneurs and professionals, emerging businesses and technology startups on matters including the formation of companies, equity structuring, negotiations with investors, executive compensation, employment matters, intellectual property, internet strategies, commercial contract disputes and bankruptcies.

  • Provide cost-effective general counsel services to startups and existing businesses
  • Advise on corporate, finance and employment matters including entity formation, equity structuring, capital financing (venture-backed, angel-backed, crowdfunding), mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, stock options, employment and consulting agreements
  • Advise on intellectual property and internet matters including trademark, copyright and other intellectual property prosecution and protection; draft and negotiate licensing agreements, website terms of use, privacy policy and e-commerce
  • Draft and negotiate commercial contracts including vendor and professional services agreements, reseller, distribution and publishing agreements, strategic alliance and partnership agreements
  • Advise on matters including business formation (corporations, LLCs, benefit corporations, non-profit) and corporate governance
  • Represent client companies and investors on matters including finance (equity, convertible notes, crowdfunding), mergers & acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Assist client companies with setting up incentive compensation plans (e.g., stock options, restricted stock), represent senior executives in negotiations of executive compensations
  • Advise companies on creditor and debtor rights in Chapter 11 reorganization and Chapter 7 liquidation bankruptcies
  • Provide clients with comprehensive legal services for trademark and copyright protection
  • Counsel technology service providers and software developers in business transactions with institutional and private resellers and licensees
  • Negotiate and draft contracts pertaining to the development, hosting, maintenance, database security, marketing, licensing, acquisition or sale of technology assets
  • Represent all players in the creative field—publishers, distributors, developers, investors, freelancers, and general audience and institutional licensees
  • Advise clients on the creation, protection and commercialization of digital content and intellectual property assets, including video games, smartphone apps, e-books, film and music
  • Negotiate and advise on contract terms for distribution over mobile devices, TV, film, radio and print media
  • Advise social media networks, smartphone and tablet application developers and e-commerce merchants
  • Create and enforce website terms of use, privacy policies, copyright, trademark, domain name, rights of publicity and defamation issues, and compliance with various online terms and conditions
  • Advise clients on legal issues surrounding marketing, development or publishing tools as provided by major online communities and publishers such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Apple App Store

Industry and Client Buzz

Anthony Bourdain & CNN to Venture into Digital Arena.

Sociality Squared CEO Helen Todd to Appear on SXSW Interactive Panel on What #MadeByHumans Will Mean in 2030, March 12, 2017.

SideChef® Cooking App Featured On Today Show.

Obama signs Consumer Review Fairness Act making it illegal for companies to punish consumers for negative reviews.

Daily Fantasy Sports Legal in New York.

Regulation Crowdfunding Became Effective May 16, 2016.

SideChef Named 15 Best Recipe Apps.

Indie Game Organic Panic Comes to PS4 & Xbox in March.

Technology Non-profit Kopernik Wins Prestigious Zayed Future Energy Prize.

2 App Developers Settled With FTC On Charges of Violating Children Privacy Rules.

EU Strengthens Data Privacy Law, US Companies Wary.

Pinterest Loses Trademark Case Against Pintrips.

SEC Adopts Final Rules For Equity Crowdfunding.

Playboy to End Publishing of Photos of Fully Nude Women.

ShopKick's "Invite Your Friends" Feature Not Violation of Text Spam Law.

Unpaid Internships Legal When They Boost Interns' Learning.

Anthony Bourdain Invests in Food & Culture Website Roads and Kingdoms.

FTC Updates Guidelines On Online Endorsement Disclosures.

Reddit Introduces Anti-Harassment Rules.

Offering of Services Alone Not Use in Commerce for Trademark Application.

Kopernik Kicks Off Nepal Earthquake Emergency Response to Deliver Water Filters to Earthquake Survivors.

Yelp Not Required to Disclose Reviewers' Identities in Virginia.

WordPress wins in court over false copyright takedown notice.

IRS 1023 EZ online application for non-profit tax-exempt status under fire.

SEC released final Reg A+ Rules allowing $50m unaccredited investors equity crowdfunding.

Facebook issued new community guidelines to update "hate speech," "nudity" and "graphic violence."

Trademark filing fees reduced by US Patent and Trademark Office.

.NYC Domain Name To Launch On October 8, 2014.

Yelp & TinyCo Settle With FTC For Alleged Children's Online Privacy Protection Rules Violations.

Court Rules No Property Interest in Facebook "Likes."

Court Ruled NCAA Must Allow Colleges to Pay Athletes.

Todd-Sondelux Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.

Kickstarter Crowdfunding Project Sued by Washington State for Failure to Deliver.

Registration For .nyc Domain Begins for New York Companies.

Imperative's "Purpose Economy" Launched To Rave Reviews.

Hulu Hit With Class Action Suit Over Automatic Renewals.

Bloggers receive same speech protection as traditional journalists

Women Friendly Venture Capitalists in New York Unveiled.

NYC's New Paid Sick Leave Law Takes Effect

California Attorney General Issues Cybersecurity Guide For Small Businesses

Google and Viacom Settle 7-Year Landmark YouTube Copyright Suit

FTC Approves kidSAFE Certification Program Under Amended COPPA Rule

NY Start-Up Program Tax Free Zones to Be Announced Soon

$11Million "Madden NFL" Verdict Against Electronic Arts Reversed

California New LLC Law Takes Effect January 1, 2014

NY Nonprofit Revitalization Act Signed into Law By Governor Cuomo, Dec. 18, 2013

SEC Releases Crowdfunding Rules

TechWeek NYC to kick off debut conference on Oct. 17, 2013

California Bolsters Minors' Right to Delete Online User Activity

CyberlawStudio Adds General Litigation Counsel Nick S. Williams, Esq.

New JOBS Act Regulations Lift Ban on General Solicitation of Accredited Investors Over the Internet & Other Public Advertisements Effective September 23, 2013.

Judge Approves $20M Facebook Privacy Settlement Over "Sponsored Stories" Program