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About me

Deborah is the founder of Law2sm, LLC,
a new legal consulting firm focusing on helping its clients navigate
the legal issues relating to the new digital and social media world.


Deborah graduated from New York Law School in 1997. Following
graduation, she built a successful boutique practice in New York City,
focusing on the arts, music and entertainment scene. In 2007, Deborah
relocated to Georgia where she was employed by the University System of
Georgia. In 2008 she was granted reciprocity to practice law in Georgia.


Deborah’s practice has taken her from an inner-city arts community
center in NYC to a sidewalk café in Eastern Europe; from preparing
programs for diplomats in the EU to assisting medical missions with
refugee communities in Thailand; from protecting against music piracy in
the US to protecting against bio-piracy in South America. And now it is
transporting her beyond the Internet to the social space where the
physical and digital dimensions of her clients co-exist and where she
can leverage her legal expertise to their benefit.


Deborah enjoys engaging with those around her – so social media is a
natural fit. But it is her skill in being able to connect the dots to
understand the next big paradigm shift in global communication and legal
application that makes her a leader in social media law.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Internet: 50%
    16 years
  2. Intellectual Property: 25%
    18 years
  3. Entertainment: 20%
    16 years
  4. Mediation: 5%
    14 years



Hourly ($350-600/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Law2sm, LLC

337 South Milledge Avenue.
Suite 209-2
Athens, GA, 30605


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200807/15/2016
NYCurrently registered 199803/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Special Recognition for Outstanding SupportFairleigh Dickinson University, ALAS Program2007
Special RecognitionNJ Senator Menedez2006
Special Congressional RecognitionNJ Congressman Rothman2006
Latino of the YearBergen County Executive Office2006
Special Recognition for 9-11 ProgramOffice of the Mayor of New York City (Rudy Guiliani)2001
Fountainhead AwardSeptember 12 Guild2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Deborah Gonzalez, Esq., LLC2012 - Present
FounderLaw2sm, LLC2011 - Present
Of CounselTimmons, Warnes & Anderson2010 - 2011
JudgeNew York Film Festival2000 - 2001
AttorneyBoutique Private Practice - Intellectual Property1998 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Lawyers for the ArtsMember2011 - Present
Women in Film & Television - AtlantaFormer Board Member2011 - Present
GA Bar - Sports & Ent Law SectionMember2009 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Athens Area Arts CouncilMember2016 - 2017
National Association of Record Industry ProfesisonalsMember2011 - 2012
Georgia Music Industry Association (GMIA)Former President2011 - 2013
Copyright Society of the U.S.A.Member2010 - 2012
Georgia Indo-American Chamber of CommerceMember2010 - 2012
Create AthensBoard Member2010 - 2011
GA Bar - IP SectionMember/Copyright Committee2009 - 2011
Georgia Council of International VisitorsMember2009 - 2011
NYSBA - IP SectionMember1999 - 2013
Publication nameTitleDate
Book - ElsevierOnline Security for the Business Traveler2014
Book - ElsevierManaging Online Risk: Apps, Mobile & Social Media Security2014
TAG Think OnlineSocial Media Legal Bytes for Techies2011
Legal Brush of Artist ArtworldArtists and Art Law2010
UGA: Fanning InstituteExpect to Succeed: The New ABC’s of Workforce Development: Ability, Business and Character2007
Hispanic Outlook of Higher EducationFour Words to Inspire University and Community Partnerships in a Multicultural World2007
iUniverseLaberinto: A Tool from the Past for Business Success Today2006
New York Law School, Art/IPArt, Law and Digital Technology1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NCSAM Author DiscussionOnline Privacy, Safety and Security2014
ISSA WIS Breakfast KeynoteWomen and the Future of IT Security2014
Poison Peach Film FestivalLaw and Filmmaking2011
Monthly MeetingArt Law for Artists2011
Monthly MeetingNon-Fiction Writers & the Law2011
GMiA Legalities WorkshopWhat Musicians Need to Know to Protect Your Brand & Your Music2011
SELS Monthly Speaker SeriesThe Life & Times of an Entertainment Attorney2010
SCAD Public LectureCopyrights on the Frontier: Word, Art and Law in the Digital Age2010
Honors Lunchbox Lecture SeriesLegally Correct Fairy Tales2010
Binders Art Copyrights SeriesProtecting Your Art2010
GPC SL TrainingRisk Management Issues in Service Programs2009
Public LectureLegal Lines: Attribution in Art2008
Intl Business Conference - HawaiiIntellectual Property Strategies for International Businesses2004