Sean P. Thordsen earned his undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He thereafter attended Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California gaining distinction by receiving the CALI AWARD in Entertainment Law and working with Film Makers Legal Clinic drafting contracts for film makers. He is a member of the California and Nevada State Bar Associations.
Sean P. Thordsen has also served as a board member at large and Board of Directors Officer for the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) which owns and operates Anime Expo, the largest anime convention in the United States, home to 100,000+ attendees per year. Sean Thordsen served in this position for six years alongside his legal career until terming out as Chairman of the Board of Directors per the company bylaws.
Sean’s area is in wills and trusts for asset protection as well as to avoid the long process of probate. He aides small business clients and independent video game developers in all their business needs including contract drafting and review. He additionally represents our clients in obtaining copyrights and trademarks as well as defending those accused of violating them in federal court. He aids clients seeking copyright and trademark protection as well as contracts to protect these copyrights and trademarks particularly in the video game areas. He has been an invited speaker at SMU on tax incentives in the video game industry. He speaks conversational Japanese and thus is able to assist Japanese-speaking clients.
|Attorney||Thordsen Law Offices||2010 - Present|
|Board Director & Chairman of the Board||Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation||2012 - 2018|
|AnimeNewsNetwork||The Law of Anime||2013|
|Chapman University School of Law||Alumnus Sean Thordsen is a Gamer Turned Lawyer||2013|
|SMU||Game Business Law||2012|
|Chapman Univ SOL||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|Vanderbilt Univ||East Asian Studies||2006|
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