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Eric Forrest Galen

Eric Forrest Galen

also known as Eric F. Galen

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About me

I help innovators and creators build and grow businesses as a lawyer and venture catalyst.


Over the past decade, I have worked with companies such as SonyDirecTVWarner Bros.DisneyMitsubishi and Samsung, tech companies like FullscreenScienceDanceOnChannel FactoryDigiTour, ViddyEventupTradesyWittlebee, Column Five Media, Citrusbyte, Slate Studio, and Neon Roots, and influencers such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Perry Farrell,, Jack & Jack, David Babaii, Shalini Vadhera, David Copperfield and many others.


I also help clients with fundraising materials and strategy, business development, influencer activation and product refinement. Clients and collaborators include leading entertainment companies, top brands, celebrities and funded startups.


After graduating from UCLA cum laude and earning a law degree at USC, I practiced corporate and entertainment law at top LA firms for 7 years before joining Audiolife, where I helped the company raise millions in funding and successfully pivot to launch and an eventual sale. In 2010, I founded Music180, the world's premiere talent development network, featuring hundreds of the world's top music professionals. The company generated revenue from month one and secured partnerships with Guitar Center, Bandzoogle, Berklee, Musicians Institute, as well as major labels and publishers.


As a speaker and advisor, I have been featured at General AssemblyDigital LAUCLA, USC, Startup Weekend, Lean Startup Machine, Lean LA, ROC, io/LA, Silicon Beach Fest, Business Rockstars, Trasvergence Summit, Free Lunch Friday, Digital Hollywood, CMJ, ASCAP Expo, Miami Music Festival, Musicians Institute and other events.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas

  1. Entertainment: 50%
    15 years
  2. Internet: 50%
    15 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Eric F. Galen, Esq.

11693 San Vicente Blvd. Suite 180
Los Angeles, CA, 90049


CANot eligible to practice law (Not Entitled)200008/18/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2007
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2006
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2005
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2004
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2003
Published AuthorSo. Cal. Interdisciplinary Law Journal1999
Dean's ListUCLA1996
Golden Key National Honor SocietyUCLA1995
Dean's ListUCLA1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHertz Lichtenstein & Young LLP2013 - Present
PartnerHeimann Galen LLP2008 - Present
AttorneyKatten Muchin Rosenman LLP2005 - 2007
AttorneyManatt Phelps & Phillips2003 - 2005
AttorneyPaul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP1999 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2000 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Daily JournalAttorneys Use Internet for Business2007
Music ConnectionAttorney Profile - Eric F. Galen2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of California - Los AngelesPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UCLA MEMES ConferenceTaking on Silicon Beach2013
Transmedia SummitFunding Transmedia Projects2013
Harvard Alumni AssociationLessons for Start-Up Companies2012
Miami Music FestivalMusic Law & Business Issues2011
CMJPublishing Issues and Strategies2011
Music & Entertainment Law SeminarMusic & Entertainment2010
I Create Music ExpoArtist Development in the New Music Business2010