Launched in 2004, CyberlawStudio is a compact and efficient “legal services module” serving New York and Los Angeles 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.

  • Providing “in-house” counsel services to startups, existing businesses, and non-profit organizations
  • Advising on matters including entity formation, equity structuring, capital financing (venture-backed, angel-backed or self-funded), mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, business contract drafting
  • Negotiations for executive compensation and general employment matters
  • Advising companies on creditor and debtor rights in Chapter 11 reorganization and Chapter 7 liquidation bankruptcies
  • Providing clients with comprehensive legal services for trademark and copyright protection
  • Counseling technology service providers and software developers in business transactions with institutional and private resellers and licensees
  • Negotiating and drafting contracts pertaining to the development, hosting, maintenance, database security, marketing, licensing, acquisition or sale of technology assets
  • Representing all players in the creative field—publishers, distributors, developers, investors, freelancers, and general audience and institutional licensees
  • Advising clients on the creation, protection and commercialization of digital content and intellectual property assets, including video games, smartphone apps, e-books, film and music
  • Negotiating and advising on contract terms for distribution over mobile devices, TV, film, radio and print media
  • Advise social media networks, smartphone and tablet application developers and ecommerce 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

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.

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

Bloggers receive same speech protection as traditional journalists

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