|Florida - FL||18 years|
|New York - NY||19 years|
|California - CA||28 years|
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For the past 20 years I have been assisting entrepreneurs and technology companies of all sizes in corporate and intellectual property transactions. A dot-com era Silicon Valley veteran, my legal career has included tours of duty in several major firms in San Francisco, New York City, and Tampa. In my third year out of law school, I founded the noted San Francisco technology law firm, Britton, Silberman & Cervantez, LLP, which was later acquired by Thelen Reid & Priest, LLP. I have been a prominent voice for the cultivation of Tampa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem while maintaining strong roots in the San Francisco Bay Area’s emerging companies community.
My clients range from startups to international conglomerates in the fields of digital media and software development, video games, education, mechanical devices, entertainment, telecommunications, healthcare, and nanotechnology. My legal work covers a full range of services of value to technology companies, such as corporate formation, venture funding, technology licensing and transactions, intellectual property strategy and prosecution (patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets), due diligence and auditing, innovation lifecycle management, mergers & acquisitions, website policies and terms of service, sweepstakes and gambling rules and procedures, employment agreements, and regulatory advice.
While in law school in the early 90's, I clerked for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. A former computer scientist and software engineer, I am the only lawyer who holds a graduate degree from the MIT Media Laboratory. Alongside my Master of Science from MIT, I also hold a Bachelor of Arts in computer science from the University of Maine and a Juris Doctor from the Boston University School of law. I am admitted to practice law in California, New York, and Florida. I am occasionally an adjunct professor of Creativity and Innovation at the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa. I am the co-founder of several startups and I write and speak frequently on entrepreneurship, creativity, ethics, and the philosophy of happiness and success. My book, “Ownability,” an introduction to intellectual property law for entrepreneurs, is available on .