Beginning in March of 2017, the two of us, who are both attorneys and have been married for over 34 years, formed our new law firm to help CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS and ORGANIZATIONS. We have much experience representing individuals and organizations in the technology, entertainment and design industries.
We both have 30+ years of experience in legal and business matters. Lawyers learn and improve from every experience. This creates advantages for you including that we can help you anticipate and proactively deal with legal and business matters.
We are a husband and wife team. This creates advantages for you including benefitting from the built in efficiencies of a family business i.e. no office politics , but instead intense focus on providing high quality services.
Rob was a co-author of the volume on interactive media and internet law of the leading (10 volume) treatise about writing contracts for the entertainment industry. He is currently co-writing a book about the recently expanded scope of the tax credits available for the entertainment industry in Georgia. He speaks often on various topics including , but not limited to, raising of funding, qualifying for tax credits, and protection of intellectual property.
Feel fee to ask us about a flat fee package for your standard startup documents.
Possibilities include C corporations, S corporations, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships or limited liability companies organized under the laws of Georgia, Delaware or any other state.
Intellectual property may include utility patents, design patents, trademarks, service marks, certification marks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing and other contractual rights and privacy and publicity rights.
If you are in the business of producing, or contributing to the production of, movies, audiovisual works for television, interactive media works, such as video games, or audio recordings, for mass market distribution, or live musical or theatrical performances intended for touring, moving your productions to Georgia may result in an increase in your income of as much as 30% of your expenditures.
If you are the buyer, ask us about extended due diligence and more extensive warranties. If you are the seller, ask us about pre-due diligence and other ways to limit personal exposure.
This may be your last chance to effectively protect your intellectual property rights.
Effectively drafting and negotiating of contracts requires a combination of the skills needed to effectively program computers, play chess and play poker.
Feel free to ask is why you need agreements with your employees to assure ownership of needed intellectual property. the work for hire doctrine does not cover everything you need.
It's usually much better to find out if you have a problem independently and when there is no time pressure for correcting it instead of in the midst of a transaction.
Ordinarily, legal claims cannot be based on a failure to disclose. However, there are areas of law in which disclosures are mandated including the requirement that known side effects of pharmaceutical products be disclosed and that, in raising capital, all material facts be disclosed to investors.
Nothing can compare to the return on investment achievable from intellectual property.
For example, compare the 5 most valuable structures (sourced from escapehere.com):
5. The World Trade Center, New York, USA $3.8 billion (cost in 2013)
4.The cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA $4.16 billion (cost in 2010)
3. Emirates Place, Abu Dhabi, UAE $4.46 billion (cost in 2005)
2. Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore: $5.38 billion (cost in 2010)
1. Bay Sands, Singapore $6 billion (cost in 2010)
To the five most valuable brands (sourced from Forbes Magazine):
5. Facebook $52.6 billion
4. Coca-cola $58.5 billion
3. Microsoft $75.2 billion
2. Google $82.5 billion
1. Apple $154.1 billion
Yes, I know that for these buildings we are only measuring costs, but is it not telling that no structure has ever sold for more than the cost of the most expensive 5?
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