Representative Transactions

PRACTICES:
Internet, Digital Media & Entertainment
PRACTICES:
Internet, Digital Media & Entertainment Mergers & Acquisitions
PRACTICES:
Internet, Digital Media & Entertainment Mergers & Acquisitions

Practice Group Chair

Greg Akselrud

Greg Akselrud

PARTNER

gakselrud@stubbsalderton.com

digital mediaentertainmentlicensingmergers & acquisitionsventure capital technology
Greg Akselrud is a founder and Partner of the Firm and a member of the firm’s executive committee. He chair’s the firm’s Internet, Digital Media and Entertainment practice group. Greg advises clients across a wide range of industries, including companies in the entertainment, digital media, Internet, technology, software, mobile, venture capital and consumer electronics industries.

Internet, Digital Media & Entertainment

The Firm advises Internet, Digital Media and Entertainment companies in all aspects of their corporate, strategic and licensing businesses.

INTERNET

The Firm’s Internet law practice focuses its business and intellectual property expertise on transactions occurring on the Internet and on mobile platforms. The Firm possesses significant experience in:

  • the protection of copyrights, trademarks, domain names and trade secrets online;
  • 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);
  • Internet and e-commerce matters; and
  • technology, content and multimedia licensing, distribution, and marketing matters, including in connection with advertising and other revenue generation transactions, software and hardware bundling transactions, content licensing transactions for Internet and mobile platforms, co-marketing transactions and co-branding transactions.

The breadth of the Firm’s expertise, together with its representation of high profile Internet companies, highlights the Firm’s core competence in Internet law matters.

DIGITAL MEDIA

The Firm understands the importance of protecting and managing digital media content, whether through traditional server-based distribution mechanisms, or over peer-to-peer networks. The Firm’s digital media practice assists both technology companies and content owners structure the licensing and distribution of proprietary intellectual property, whether audio, photographs or video, on the Internet and on mobile platforms, including through content and multimedia licensing, distribution, and marketing. These transactions involve, among other matters:

    • advertising and other revenue generation transactions;
    • software and hardware bundling transactions;
    • content licensing transactions for Internet and mobile platforms;
    • co-marketing transactions; and
    • co-branding transactions.

    ENTERTAINMENT

    The Firm’s entertainment practice focuses its corporate, M&A and digital media expertise in assisting individuals (including actors, producers, directors, musical artists and athletes) and film, television and digital media production companies in various transactions, including, investment transactions, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions.

Representative Clients

Internet, Digital Media & Entertainment News & Announcements

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Represents Obsidianworks in Strategic Investment and Partnership with Endeavor’s cultural marketing agency 160over90
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP (SA&M) represented client Obsidianworks Creative (Obsidianworks) in a strategic investment and partnership with 160over90. The deal was announced on June...
SA&M Partner Dan Rozansky Authors
Dan Rozansky’s article on the lawsuit filed against music executive Scooter Braun over a failed business venture was featured in Forbes on June 4, 2021....
SA&M Partner Heather Antoine’s Article
Heather Antoine’s article on the copyright infringement lawsuit recently filed against rapper Childish Gambino (a.k.a. Donald Glover) was published by Forbes on May 17, 2021....
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Represents Funny Or Die in Acquisition by Henry R. Muñoz III
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP (SA&M) represented client Funny Or Die (FOD) in the sale of its branded content studio to Roku, and subsequently in...
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Client Altius Sports Partners Signed New Partnership with University of Georgia
SA&M client Altius Sports Partners (“ASP”), a leading-edge name, image and likeness advisory and education firm, signed a new partnership with The University of Georgia. ...
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Client Altius Sports Partners Signs New Partnership with University of SC
SA&M client Altius Sports Partners (“ASP”), a leading-edge name, image and likeness advisory and education firm, signed a new partnership with The University of South...
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Client Altius Sports Partners Signed Two New Partnerships
SA&M client Altius Sports Partners (“ASP”), a leading-edge name, image and likeness advisory and education firm, signed two new partnerships with Louisiana State University and...
Eight Stubbs Alderton & Markiles’ Attorneys Listed As 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is pleased to announce that eight lawyers have been named to the 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of...
SA&M Client HouseCanary Raises $65M in Funding Round
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles’ client  HouseCanary, a real estate technology company offering the most accurate home valuations, has announced that it has raised $65 million in...
SA&M Client OS National Acquired by Opendoor
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles’ client, OS National, a premier nationwide title insurance agency, announced this week that it has been acquired by Opendoor, which makes instant online...
SA&M Client Mythical Entertainment Acquires Smosh
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles client Mythical Entertainment has acquired Youtube comedy channel, Smosh, bringing together two long-running Youtube channels.
Today marks the launch of Peter Csathy’s new book, “Media 2.0(18): An Insiders Guide to Today’s Digital Media World & Where It’s Going.”  Stubbs Alderton...
Digital and Beyond in South LA: The Future of Digital  Join Digital and Beyond in South LA for another not to be missed event at the...
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles LLP Expands Preccelerator® and Brings CREATV Media’s Peter Csathy on Board to Oversee Investments
Peter Csathy to join Board of Directors of Preccelerator®, lead its investment strategy, and oversee anticipated investments Stubbs Alderton & Markiles and CREATV Media Announce...
Business Law Breakdown - FCC Issues Guidance for Companies Promoting Apps via Text Message
Text message promotions have long been touted as a marketing jackpot for mobile applications due to their high open rates and short click-path to download—look...
SAM Client Rdio Announces Joint Venture And Strategic Partnership In Brazil With Grupo Bandeirantes
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles client Rdio, a digital music service,  and Grupo Bandeirantes, a Brazilian media conglomerate, have announced a joint venture and powerful strategic partnership...
3 Questions - with Greg Akselrud
Greg Akselrud Q.       I want to run a sweepstakes, why are there so many restrictions? A.   Sweepstakes and contests offer companies a relatively inexpensive, but...
Co-Marketing or Joint Venture?  When Should I Form That JV?
Greg Akselrud, Chair of the Internet, New Media & Entertainment Practice Group at Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP discusses the difference between co-marketing and a...
Legendary Entertainment Acquiring SA&M Client Nerdist Industries
Legendary Entertainment,  a leading media company with film, television and comics divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to mainstream audiences with a targeted...