Greg Akselrud

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Greg Akselrud

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Greg Akselrud is a founder and partner of the Firm. He chair’s the Firm’s Internet, Digital Media and Entertainment practice group.

Greg advises a wide range of public and private clients across a number of industries, including companies in the entertainment, digital media, Internet, technology, consumer electronics and apparel industries.

Greg is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, teaching Business Planning I: Financing the Start-Up Business and Venture Capital Financing.

Greg is the author of Hit Man: The Fourth Circuit’s Mistake in Rice v. Paladin Enters., Inc., 19 Loy. L.A. Ent. L.J. 375 (1999).

Greg received his B.A. from University of California at Los Angeles and his J.D., cum laude, from Loyola Law School. He is admitted to practice law in the State of California.

practice & experience

  • acting as strategic counsel to individuals in the entertainment and sports industries (such as actors, directors, producers, music artists and athletes), and film, television and digital media production companies, representing their interests in investment transactions, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions;
  • advising entertainment, Internet, peer-to-peer and other technology clients in a variety of matters arising on the Internet or on mobile platforms, including, with respect to content licensing and exploitation, Internet advertising and other revenue generating transactions (such as bundling, co-marketing and co-branding), and general website matters (such as the preparation of terms of use or service and privacy policies, and compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act);
  • serving as primary counsel to private and public companies, providing advice on all aspects of their business activities, including general corporate matters, commercial contracts, securities law compliance, corporate governance matters, public and private issuances of securities, mergers and acquisitions (including counseling both public and private clients in reverse merger and/or exchange transactions with public shell companies (i.e., alternative public offerings), and joint ventures and strategic alliances;
  • structuring commercial transactions and joint ventures worldwide (including Europe and Asia) for the purpose of licensing content and technology;
  • advising apparel companies in a variety of corporate and strategic licensing transactions;
  • advising consumer electronics companies in a variety of corporate and strategic licensing transactions.