Usman Shaikh is the Managing Attorney and Founder of U.S. Law Group (www.uslawgroupinc.com), a bicoastal law firm with a strategic network of attorneys providing innovative legal solutions to individuals and entities in Corporate & Business, Entertainment & New Media and Intellectual Property transactions.
Usman takes a business-minded, interdisciplinary approach in representing his clients, which include entrepreneurs, tech start-ups, financiers, producers and production companies, new media companies, creative talent and fashion designers. Usman brings his solid relationships with key executives and businesses in diverse industries to client representation, leveraging these relationships to create deal-making opportunities for his clients.
Usman began his legal career over a decade ago as a corporate attorney at the New York offices of the international law firm Winston & Strawn LLP and, eventually, moved on to the Wall Street firm of Seward & Kissel LLP. During his time in New York, Usman worked on a wide range of corporate transactions in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Securities, Secured Lending and Structured Finance. Prior to forming U.S. Law Group, Usman was at ICM Partners, one of the leading talent agencies in Hollywood, where he worked with business affairs in negotiating and structuring talent, production and financing deals, and gained invaluable experience in the entertainment deal making process.
Usman earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University.
Usman is a member of the California, New York and New Jersey bars.
|Attorney & Founder||U.S. Law Group||2010 - Present|
|Business Affairs||ICM Partners||2007 - 2010|
|Corporate Associate||Seward & Kissel||2005 - 2007|
|Corporate Associate||Winston & Strawn, LLP||2003 - 2005|
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|California Lawyers for the Arts||Panel Member||2013 - Present|
|U.S. Law Group News||Intellectual Property Infringement Case Against Rap Moguls Jay-Z and Timbaland Gets Dismissed||2015|
|U.S. Law Group News||Is Major League Soccer’s Corporate Structure the Future of Sports Leagues?||2015|
|University of Pennsylvania Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Rutgers University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
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