|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Securities Regulation||Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction||2012|
|CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Law and Religion||Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction||2012|
|Attorney||Zachary C. Strebeck, Attorney at Law||2013 - Present|
|Legal & Business Affairs Intern||Lionsgate Films||2013 - 2013|
|Legal & Business Affairs Intern||Crowdfunder||2013 - 2013|
|Attorney, Legal Intern, Associate Producer||The Law Offices of Gordon P. Firemark||2012 - 2014|
|Legal & Business Affairs Intern||PorchLight Entertainment||2011 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|The Kickstarter Lessons Blog||Everything a Kickstarter Creator Needs to Know About Copyrights||2015|
|Pepperdine University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2013|
|University of California - Los Angeles||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2010|
|The Art Institute of Philadelphia||Animation/Media Arts||Associate of Specialized Technology||1998|
|GenCon||Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in Game Development||2015|
Posted by Andy
A lot of game devs understand that when they hire an artist or a music composer they are hiring not just the individual, but also the accumulated expertise to create something that truly makes sense for their game. Somehow, this same logic typically gets thrown out of the window for legal needs and many game devs try to make do with the stock photo version of legal counsel.
When we did our consultation with Zack we knew this is someone that understands game developer needs. Incorporation, business bank account credentials, work-for-hire contracts, non-disclosure agreements, beta user agreements, introduction to gaming CPAs – these are table stake expectations for a gaming lawyer and of course Zack delivered on those flawlessly. But it’s the subject matter relevant expertise that mattered more. Introductions to appropriate Microsoft Bizspark Indie Game Tech Evangelists and in-person presence and guidance at GDC are just two things we were pleasantly surprised to receive in our working relationship with Zack. It’s like he preemptively thinks through “if I were a game dev, what kind of things would I ask a gaming lawyer” and saves us from the don’t-know-what-we-don’t-know risk.
So yes, we absolutely recommend Zack. We’re serious enough about our game to build innovative gameplay and commission original art and music – we wouldn’t be doing the rest of the game justice if we didn’t apply the same care to our legal needs.
Posted by Lux
Having worked with and been disappointed by other "video game attorneys" in the past, I was extremely satisfied by my experience with Zack. After seeing his free e-book about game development law on Twitter, I contacted him for a free consultation and decided to have him write up an Independent Contractor Agreement for a new project I was taking on as a freelance artist. Zachary was approachable, completed the job in a timely manner, and always kept me updated. His rates were reasonable and affordable, even for smaller studios and independent contractors. Very much recommended!
Posted by Eric
I contacted Zachary based on his Gamasutra article detailing the core contracts a game developer needs. I appreciated the value he provided there, and he got right back to me, which impressed me more.
His replies were always quick and fully informative. I never felt like he was holding information back.
His rates are totally fair and friendly to a smaller indie studio like ours.
The contracts we needed were sent on time and included all items & terms discussed. Minor modifications were made quickly and with total satisfaction.
We absolutely will use Zachary for all our future lawyerly needs. Highly recommended.
Sean Lynch, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Zach is a hard working attorney with excellent experience in intellectual property matters as they relate to things like video games and board games. I wouldn't hesitate to send my client to Zach, knowing they would be in competent hands.