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James (Jay) Landrum practices in the fields of Corporate & Securities and
Intellectual Property, and has extensive experience representing
companies in all stages of operation.

While serving as General Counsel for a NYSE company, he developed creative,
business oriented solutions for an industry leader with thousands of dealers in
its network. As a founder and former CEO of a health products company and as a founder of a SaaS business (, he
has first-hand experience in developing a business from inception, including
organizational matters, technology licensing, manufacturing agreements,
fund-raising, franchise agreements, and merger transactions.

His current corporate practice emphasizes business transactions,
including entity formation, buy-sell agreements, and financing
transactions (venture, private and debt), as well as day-to-day legal
representation. Contracts & licensing are primary practice
areas, including hardware and software licensing agreements,
non-disclosure agreements, distribution agreements (such as dealer, distributor
and manufacturer representative agreements), licensor/agent/licensee
representation, and artist and author representation. Based on his many
years of experience in the field of art publishing and artist representation,
he has also served as an expert witness in the area of art

He frequently serves clients as counsel in acquisition and merger
transactions, including purchases and sales, asset and stock
acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures, and also in technology
transactions, such as development agreements (website, software
development), manufacturing agreements (OEM, VAR), and technology
oriented purchase and sale agreements.

In the field of Intellectual Property, he assists clients in
developing tailored intellectual property portfolio protection
and enforcement programs, handles trademark and copyright filings and
enforcement, and provides counsel on employee theft and trade secret misappropriation.

Jay earned his J.D. and M.B.A from Pepperdine University.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 35%
    24 years
  2. Contracts: 30%
    24 years
  3. M & A: 15%
    24 years
  4. Intellectual Property: 10%
    24 years
  5. Corporate: 10%
    24 years



Hourly ($375-400/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Landrum LLP

99 S. Almaden Blvd., #575.
San Jose, CA, 95113


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Jurisprudence AwardBancroft-Whitney 1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerLandrum LLP1999 - Present
Of CounselSilicon Valley Law Group, A Law Corporation2008 - 2010
CEOALCiS Health, Inc.2004 - 2006
General Counsel, Senior Vice PresidentMedia Arts Group, Inc.1995 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Boys and Girls Club of Silicon ValleyAdvisory Council2012 - Present
Peace It TogetherBoard Member2009 - 2012
Boys and Girls Club of Silicon ValleyBoard Member2009 - 2012
Publication nameTitleDate
95120 MagazineContributor - "LegalEase" columnN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Pepperdine UniversityBusiness AdministrationMA - Masters1991
Santa Clara UniversityEnglish, WritingBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ArtExpoArt Law and Licensing2015
ArtExpo New YorkArt Law2014