Scott Alderton

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Scott Alderton is a founding partner of the Firm, Managing Partner, and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee.  Scott is co-chair of the Firm’s Venture Capital and Emerging Growth Practice Group and chair’s the Firm’s Interactive Entertainment and Video Games Group.

Scott advises both public and private clients across a number of industries, including technology, manufacturing and distribution of goods in commerce, finance, the Internet, interactive video games, and new media industries.

Scott’s practice focuses on advising middle-market, technology, emerging growth, and development stage companies in the areas of corporate and securities, mergers and acquisitions, high technology, business, licensing, intellectual property, interactive entertainment and video games, the Internet and multimedia. Scott is frequently referenced as one of the top “start-up” lawyers in Southern California, with over thirty years of experience working with technology and emerging growth companies at all stages along their evolutionary path.  Scott’s practice also includes a wide variety of federal and state securities laws matters, including the representation of venture capital funds, issuers and investment bankers in public offering registrations and private placements of securities, counseling both public and private clients in reverse merger and/or exchange transactions with public shell companies (i.e., alternative public offerings), as well as counseling issuers in connection with securities offerings and federal and state securities law reporting requirements.

Scott has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, teaching Securities Regulation, and is a frequent speaker on matters relating to technology, intellectual property, capital formation and capital raising transactions and emerging growth companies.

Scott received his B.A. from University of California at Los Angeles in 1982 and his J.D., cum laude, in 1985 from Loyola Law School.  He is admitted to practice law in the State of California.

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practice & experience

  • software and other technology licensing;
  • technology transfer from Universities and private institutions;
  • distribution and marketing agreements;
  • capital formation, venture capital and financing transactions;
  • securities regulation;
  • mergers, acquisitions and divestitures;
  • commercial contracts;
  • executive employment agreements;
  • interactive entertainment and video games;
  • general website operational matters (such as the preparation of website terms of use or service and privacy policies, and compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act), protection of copyrights, trademarks, domain names and trade secrets; and
  • electronic commerce; and the development, acquisition and clearance of rights in intellectual property (particularly with respect to information technology, the Internet and new media products).