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Gregg R. Zegarelli

Gregg R. Zegarelli

Practice areas:

Intellectual Property, Business, Corporate & Incorporation, Litigation, Trademark Application, Privacy

About Me

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For more than 23 years, Gregg R. Zegarelli has enjoyed a distinguished career as an
attorney, business professional and public servant.

Licenses; Academic Degree



Mr. Zegarelli is admitted to practice law in the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, District of Columbia and State of Illinois. He is a graduate
of Duquesne University with dual major areas of study in Accounting and History and dual minors in
Philosophy and Political Science. Mr. Zegarelli is a graduate of the Duquesne
University School of Law, and he is qualified to sit for the C.P.A. examination in
Pennsylvania.



Legal Area of Concentration; Clients



Mr. Zegarelli practices in all transactional areas of law, with a
concentration in computer law and the law of corporate and business
transactions. His representation includes advising on business
formation and entrepreneurial ventures, commercial and corporate litigation,
venture capital, franchising, mergers and acquisitions, licensing of
technology and information, employee and independent contractor agreements,
and intellectual property matters such as copyright, media, trade secret and
trademark law. He also represents clients in entertainment
enterprises, and he generally assists clients with getting their ideas and
products to market. Mr. Zegarelli also focuses in Right to Know,
privacy, "sunshine" and social media laws,
assisting clients draft policies and
procedures for social media.

Mr. Zegarelli serves as general corporate counsel for businesses ranging from the startup
stage to large well-established enterprises. His client list includes "INC. 500"
companies, the largest technology consulting firms in the region, various local and
regional Internet Service Providers, and software developers with products nationally
rated #1. Mr. Zegarelli has also been retained as special counsel for
technology development contracts, such as for the automated parking facility
at the Pittsburgh International Airport.


Mr. Zegarelli has directly performed legal work and negotiated contracts
with well-known companies including Acclaim, Borland, Coca-Cola, Disney, General Electric, Intel, Mattel, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
(MGM), Microsoft, Sony and
Xerox.

Mr. Zegarelli has strong litigation experience.
Mr. Zegarelli has represented clients in Federal as well as state courts, and he
has successfully litigated technology disputes with extremely complicated deliverable
logistics. Mr. Zegarelli has litigated technology-related emergency injunctions and
has worked with the FBI on technology investigations. Mr. Zegarelli has been
selected and served several times as an Arbitrator (Judge) for the American Arbitration
Association for technology-related disputes, and has presided over more than 100
arbitrations in the largest class action settlement in history. Mr. Zegarelli
was appointed to the panel of neutrals for the United States Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel
for two years prior to the statutory internalization.
Mr. Zegarelli was appointed by the United States District Court for
the Western District of Pennsylvania to its panel of available neutrals as
an Early Neutral Evaluator and as an Arbitrator.


Mr. Zegarelli was lead counsel in Borings
v. Google,
the first case against Google and its Street View program for
infringement, with a successful overturn at the Third Circuit Court of
Appeals that resulted in the only known final judgment against Google as an
intentional trespasser.



Mr. Zegarelli was appointed by the Executive Director of the
Allegheny County Bar
Association
("ACBA") for two terms as the first Chairman of the ACBA Allegheny
Lawyers Online program—the first telecommunications service to be sponsored by a
local bar association. Mr. Zegarelli has been interviewed by television and
Internet media, such as CBS-affiliate KDKA (Internet gambling), CNN (electronic privacy in
the workplace), and USLive (getting inventions to market), and he is author of
the article on the
Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for the MacMillan (Gale
Group) Encyclopedia (now available for download), and Current Technology Issues by the Ohio CPA
Journal
. Mr. Zegarelli has been a member of the Innovation Works
Investment Advisory Panel. In addition, Mr. Zegarelli has published several short articles on computer
software protection techniques called "Legal LinksTM" (which are
available online at www.zegarelli.com).
Mr. Zegarelli also was interviewed by on TBC Today regarding entrepreneurism and the qualities of an
entrepreneur and appeared multiple times on
Suzanne Caplan's WMNY Pittsburgh Business
Radio 1360 AM (simulcast on
Talkshoe) discussing intellectual property issues and corporate ethics.



Mr. Zegarelli is a frequent lecturer for accredited continuing education
series on technology-related, entrepreneurship, law office management and
intellectual property issues. He has the distinction of being a member of the faculty of
both the National Business Institute (NBI) and the Pennsylvania Bar
Institute
(PBI).
Drafting LLC Agreements,
Protecting
Intellectual Property
,
Sarbanes-Oxley and
Drafting LLC and LLP Agreements,
Proving Your Case with
Computer Forensics and
Limited
Liability Companies
,
Ethical Issues of Email, Attachments & Meta-Data, for accredited seminars attended by other
attorneys for their continuing legal education. Mr. Zegarelli will be
on the faculty of two upcoming CLE classes for NBI:

LLCs: From Formation to Special Uses on August 23, 2011 and
Business Contracts A-Z on November
9, 2011, go to
http://www.nbi-sems.com for more information.


Public Service, Etc.




Mr. Zegarelli also enjoys public service. Mr. Zegarelli
began public service by being chosen for various elected offices while attending college,
including the President of the Student Government Association of Duquesne
University. At Duquesne University, Mr.
Zegarelli enjoyed membership in various honor and leadership societies and was awarded the
Outstanding
Dedication and Service Award by his fellow students.


Following college, Mr.
Zegarelli served his community as a Councilman in the Municipality of Penn
Hills—which is second in population only to the City of Pittsburgh. Mr. Zegarelli was
the youngest Councilman to ever be elected in that jurisdiction. With regard to
that office, Mr. Zegarelli was concerned that public meetings were not satisfactorily
"open" to the public, so he authored and published
The Sunshine Act, which was republished by the
Pittsburgh Legal
Journal
at 135 P.L.J. 39, 1988, and is the only article cited by the Pennsylvania Statutes
(Purdon Supp. 65 P.S. § 271) on the issue of open meetings. Mr. Zegarelli was
chosen by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette East Edition as one of five community
persons identified as the "Ones to Watch in the 90's."


Mr. Zegarelli is the
author of ONE,
the Unified Gospel of Jesus, in which he has systematically unified the four
Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John into one seamless text for study.



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Intellectual Property: 25%
    27 years
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 20%
    27 years
  3. Business: 20%
    27 years
  4. Litigation: 15%
    27 years
  5. Other: 20%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($245-500/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Technology & Entrepreneurial Ventures Law Group, PC

One Oxford Centre
Suite 4300
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive198805/31/2015
ILVoluntarily Inactive199505/14/2015
DCInactive 198905/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Host Committee, Media and Mental Health AwardsEntertainment Industries Council2014
Domain Name (.US) Resolution PanelAmerican Arbitration Association2002
Who's Who in Practicing AttorneysWho's Who in Practicing Attorneys1992
Ones to Watch in the 90'sPittsburgh Post Gazette1989
CertificateLocal Government Academy1987
CouncilmanMunicipality of Penn Hills1986
Outstanding Dedication and Service AwardDuquesne University Student Government Association1985
President - Student Government AssociationDuquesne University1985
Vice President - Student Government AssociationDuquesne University1984

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing ShareholderTechnology & Entrepreneurial Ventures Law Group, PC1990 - Present
AssociateBuchanan Ingersoll & Rooney1988 - 1990

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
California University of Pennsylvania Center of InnovationStartup Center Advisory Board2014 - Present
Community Foundation of Upper Saint ClairTrustee2012 - Present
Upper Saint Clair, PA, Zoning Hearing BoardBoard Member2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Third CircuitAdmitted2010 - Present
United States Supreme CourtAdmitted2010 - Present
Duquesne University College Alumni Advisory CommitteeBoard Member2008 - Present
Marcus Ruscitto FoundationBoard Member2007 - Present
U.S. District Court, Western District of PennsylvaniaEarly Neutral Evaluator2006 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of PennsylvaniaArbitrator2006 - Present
United States Copyright OfficeU.S. Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel2003 - 2004
Pennsylvania Association of NotariesNotary Public1995 - Present
American Arbitration AssociationArbitrator1992 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationChairperson, Allegheny Lawyers Online1990 - 1992
American Bar AssociationMember1990 - 1995
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of PennsylvaniaAdmitted1988 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Borings v. Google (U.S.W.D.Pa.)Judgment against Google: Intentional Trespass
Weeds v. Weeds No More (U.S.W.D.Pa)Judgment against Weeds No More
OUG Press v. Silicon Valley Community Foundation (U.S.W.D.Pa.)Case Closed - Confidential

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Lawyers JournalAnatomy of a Lawyer Engagement Fraud Scam2015
OUG Press BookThe Essential Aesop: For business, managers, writers and professional speakers2013
The Ben-Hur Team Building PrincipleThe Ben-Hur Team Building Principle2013
Stand for America®Stand for America®2010
The Entrepreneurial Spirit®The Entrepreneurial Spirit®2007
ONE® - The Unified Gospel of JesusONE - The Unified Gospel of Jesus2006
Ohio CPA JournalCurrent Technology Issues2001
MacMillan (Gale Group) EncyclopediaComputer Fraud and Abuse Act of 19862001
Legal LinksEight Common Questions about Trademarks1994
Pittsburgh Legal JournalThe Sunshine Act, 135 P.L.J. 39, 1988; Purdon Supp. 65 P.S. § 2711988
Legal Links<tm>Introduction to Copyrights1986
Legal Links<tm>Trade Secrets1986

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawN/AJuris Doctorate1988
Duquesne UniversityHistory w Accounting (Minors: Philosphy and Political Sci.)Bachelor of Arts1985
Central Catholic High Schooln/an/a1980

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Talk Show on Gregg's Book ONE: Unified GospelGregg's Book, ONE Unified Gospel2014
Small Business Lending ConferenceCrowdfunding2014
Internet DefamationInternet Defamation2014
Hot Topics in Social Media (1/29/14)Hot Topics in Social Media2014
CPA CPE Accredited Seminar (2/13,15,19/2014)Branding2014
"Under God" in the Pledge of Alliance"Under God" in the Pledge of Alliance2014
PBI: Using Social Media in Your Practice (9/19/13)Social Meda Policies (Faculty, CLE Accredited)2013
NBI: Ethics and the Role of the Paralegal in Negotiating Contracts (2/12/13)Ethics and the Role of the Paralegal in Negotiating Contracts (Faculty, CLE Accredited)2013
NBI: Ethics and Social Media (9/18/13)Ethics and Social Media (Faculty, CLE Accredited)2013
NBI: Advanced Business Contract Law (8/22/13)Contract Dispute Must-Knows, Ethics (Faculty, CLE Accredited)2013
Cutting EdgeVarious Panels: Media Law, IP2013
CPE Survey of Intellectual Property (5/9,11,13)CPE Survey of Intellectual Property (3 dates)2013
CalU: Crowdfunding (4/26/13)Entrepreneur's Special: Crowdfunding2013
(CalU) Entrepreneur's Special: Trademarks and IP (4/26/2013)Entrepreneur's Special: Trademarks and IP2013
(CalU) Entrepreneur's Special: Social Media Law (4/26/2013)(CalU) Entrepreneur's Special: Social Media2013
www.BuildingBridgesForBusiness.org (10/9/12)Guest Speaker: Building Bridges for Business2012
The Social Media Balancing Act (5/22/12)The Social Media Balancing Act2012
NBI: Business Ethics and Social Media (9/20/12)Business Law Fundamentals (Faculty, CLE accredited)2012
NBI-West Simulcast: Legal Ethics and Social Media: What Attorneys Need to Know (6/14/12)Legal Ethics and Social Media: What Attorneys Need to Know (Faculty, CLE accredited)2012
NBI-West Simulcast: Attorney's Guide to Social Media: Understanding Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Google+ (6/30/12)Attorney's Guide to Social Media: Understanding Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Google+ (Faculty, CLE Accredited)2012
NBI-West Simulcast: Attorney's Guide to Social Media: Understanding Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Google+ (1/10/12)Attorney's Guide to Social Media: Understanding Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Google+ (Faculty, CLE Accredited)2012
NBI-West National Simulcast: Legal Ethics and Social Media: What Attorneys Need to Know (12/31/12)Legal Ethics and Social Media: What Attorneys Need to Know (Faculty, CLE Accredited)2012
NBI-Ethics and the Role of the Paralegal in Negotiating Contracts (10/23/12)Business Contracts A-Z: What Paralegals Need to Know2012
CPA - CPE: Community College of Allegheny County (2/23/12, 2/25/12, 2/29/12)New Product/Service Launches; Branding (Faculty, CPE Accredited)2012
CPA - CPE: Community College of Allegheny County (10/18/12, 10/20/12, 10/22/12, 10/24/12)Survey of Intellectual Property and Branding (Faculty, CPE Accredited)2012
CCAC: New Product/Service Launches; BrandingNew Product/Service Launches; Branding (Faculty, CLE Accredited)2012
CalU: Trademarks and Branding (4/20/12-Afternoon)Trademarks and Branding (Faculty, CLE Accredited)2012
CalU: Drafting Social Media Policies (4/20/12-Morning)Drafting Social Media Policies (Faculty, CLE Accredited)2012
1,000 High School Students, Upper Saint Clair, PADangers of Digital Photography and Social Media2012
NBI: LLCs From Formation to Special Issues (8/23/11)LLCs From Formation to Special Issues (Faculty, CLE Accredited)2011
NBI: Business Contracts A-Z (11/9/11)Business Contracts A-Z (Faculty, CLE Accredited)2011
CCAC: Drafting Social Media Policies (11/5/11)Drafting Social Media Policies (Faculty, CLE Accredited)2011
CalU: Drafting Social Media Policies (12/9/11)Drafting Social Media Policies (Faculty, CLE Accredited)2011
PBI: A Day on Real EstateMeta-Data Ethical Issues (CLE Accredited)2010
NBI: Proving Your Case with Computer ForensicsProving Your Case with Computer Forensics (Faculty, CLE Accredited)2008
NBI: Limited Liability CompaniesLimited Liability Companies (Faculty, CLE Accredited)2008
NBI: Drafting LLC and LLP AgreementsDrafting LLC and LLP Agreements (Faculty, CLE Accredited)2007
NBI: LLCs and Essential Skills for Drafting LLC AgreementsLLCs and Essential Skills for Drafting LLC Agreements (Faculty, CLE Accredited)2006
NBI: Preserving Your Client's Rights Through Intellectual PropertyPreserving Your Client's Rights Through Intellectual Property (Faculty, CLE Accredited)2005
NBI: Corporate Governance and Internal Controls Sarbanes OxleyCorporate Governance and Internal Controls Sarbanes Oxley (Faculty, CLE Accredited)2005
IPE: Internet Strategies for the ParalegalInternet Strategies for the Paralegal (Faculty, Paralegal CLE)2005
PBI: Working Smarter, Not Harder: Managing Your Law Practice for SuccessWorking Smarter, Not Harder: Managing Your Law Practice for Success (Faculty, CLE Accredited)2003