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I am a business, intellectual property and technology lawyer with a concentration in evolving media and technologies, copyrghts and trademarks, privacy and data security.  My commitment is to deliver cutting-edge expertise in emerging fields, but at reasonable rates and under creative and affordable billing arrangements.  I am proud to have among my clients a number of innovative web  and social media-focused startups and non-profit organizations in Philadelphia's vibrant creative economy.  After years in big law firms and
as in-house corporate counsel, I am highly sensitive to clients' concerns
about the cost of legal services, particularly in these tough economic times,
and believe that lawyers must understand their clients' business goals and work
creatively to promote them.  I founded Baer Business Law to get back to
what I know and do best:  providing
straightforward, down-to-earth counseling and transactional assistance for
clients, telling them what they need to know to achieve their goals and protect
their businesses rather than wasting their precious time and money on
insignificant issues. 



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Practice areas


  1. Internet: 25%
    17 years
  2. Intellectual Property: 25%
    17 years
  3. Privacy: 15%
    19 years
  4. Contracts: 15%
    19 years
  5. Other: 20%
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Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

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Contact info

Baer Business Law, LLC

325 Chestnut Street
Suite 403
Philadelphia, PA, 19106


NYCurrently registered 201303/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Counsel, Technology and Intellectual PropertyAdvanta2003 - 2008
Associate, Intellectual Property and Information TechnologyWolf Block1997 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Philly Startup LeadersMember2010 - Present
Philadelphia Area New Media AssociationMember2009 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMember, Business Law SectionN/A
Philadelphia Bar Association, Business Law SectionMember, Cyberspace and E-Commerce Law CommitteeN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Data Security and Privacy Law - Combating Cyberthreats (upcoming from West)Chapter 10, Corporate Security and Privacy Duties, Policies and Forms (co-author)2010
SearchCompliance.comHow Bilski v. Kappos May Define the Future of Business Method Patents2010
SearchFinancialSecurity.comSocial Media: Risk Management Strategies for Financial Institutions2009
ReveNews.comFTC Regulates Blogger, Viral Marketing Relationships2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Chicago Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Dartmouth CollegeMathematics and EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Spark!Top ten IP mistakes made by startups2009
Compliance DecisionsProtecting personal Data: Nevada, California and Massachusetts data privacy laws – where do we go from here?2009
Compliance DecisionsNevada toughens state data protection laws, California updates, and where do we go from here?2009