Hector Del Cid
Attorney at Law
"Guided me through starting my business from IP issues to reviewing my lease terms."
Hector previously worked as an in-house attorney specializing in contracts, intellectual property and labor relations with extensive experience in television, motion picture and digital media productions. He has a proven track record of delivering proactive, practical, and creative legal… read more advice and achieving goals under stringent deadlines.
"Hector is the best attorney I've ever hired in my life. Just a great person to work with. Will hire him always from here on out."
Posted on Dec 2, 2015
"Hector has been great, very helpful, responsive, attentive and comprehensive in his assessment of my case. I'd definitely recommend him. "
Posted on Aug 11, 2015
"It was great working with Hector. We worked on legality checklist for a documentary that I am working on and Hector very well crafted the details for it."
Posted on Jun 23, 2015
"Very knowledgeable and professional."
Posted on May 19, 2015
"Hector is awesome to work with, he helped us review a couple of lease terms very quickly. We would definitely work with him again."
Posted on May 11, 2015
"Hector assisted in getting my dental practice started, guiding me with business formation, intellectual property issues, and reviewing my lease terms. He was always available and provided thorough and prompt responses that were easy to understand. Hector has also advised on new issues that have come up as my practice has grown and I’ll happily go back to him on any other situations that come up."
Posted on Feb 1, 2015
Del Cid Law
Jun 2009 - Present
Structure, review, negotiate and draft complex deals and agreements involving the development, acquisition and production of theatrical, home video/DVD and new media projects (including original motion pictures, documentaries, scripted series and reality shows).
Represent above the line and below the line talent related to entertainment industry contacts, including option-purchase agreements, production services agreements, and licensing agreements.
Act as production counsel on multiple film and digital productions on union compliance, intellectual property, business formations and future obligations.
Perform legal due diligence for startup that is in process of developing geosocial based mobile application.
Draft and negotiate contracts such as contractor services, leasing, intellectual property licensing, nondisclosure/trade secret, settlement agreements.
Bodega Latina Corp, dba El Super
Counsel, Risk Mangement
Oct 2011 - Jan 2015
Drafted, negotiated, redlined, structured and closed commercial contracts from inception to execution, including a variety of operating and capital leases, master service agreements, licensing agreements, marketing and sponsorship agreements, vendor and service provider agreements, product agreements, and customer agreements; drafted non-disclosure agreements, and rider agreements.
Supervised outside counsel to direct and coordinate defense strategies and manage junior staff.
Managed complex document review. Drafted responses to Interrogatories, RFPs, and RTPs. Successfully managed individual cases from inception through dismissal, settlement or trial. Drafted motions, notices, case summaries and case analyses in conjunction with insurance adjusters.
Regularly meet and advise on marketing and promotion issues to ensure compliance for weekly advertisements, marketing events, and sweepstakes for locations in California, Nevada and Arizona.
Review shared marketing campaigns and press releases between El Super and vendors. Negotiated and drafted terms of digital promotion program and El Super App with outside vendors.
Managed grievance and arbitration process, researched and developed proposals, and negotiated UFCW Union Contracts for nearly 1000 employees in California.
Provided counsel on general employment law and labor related matters. Advised personnel policies and procedures and managed labor related claims. Drafted and reviewed employment, confidentiality, and compensation agreements for North American employees.
Prepared, filed, and managed trademark applications domestically and internationally while also working with outside counsel on trade secret protection matters for company’s proprietary import and export trading and e-commerce platforms.
Screen Actors Guild
Television and Theatrical Contracts
Jan 2007 - Oct 2011
Managed all aspects of full budget theatrical, television, and new media productions relating to the signatory process. Provided oversight of intellectual property rights and clearance issues (chain-of-title), execution of adherence letters, and drafted security and assumption agreements prior to start of production.
Served as a focal contact to independent television and theatrical production companies from inception to post-production on production issues including copyright, lien filings, contract interpretation and drafting, bond returns and residual payments.
Researched and identified UCC/USCO liens and security interests in picture rights, analyzed complex chain-of-title documentation (i.e. assignments, writer/director agreements, production services agreements, sales agency/distribution agreements, and operating agreements), drafted analysis memos, and collaborated with internal departments and other Guilds to promote SAG’s security interests in pictures.
Facilitated dispute resolution and enforcement of the collective bargaining agreement between producers and SAG members. Handled all related investigation and settlement of claims and partnered closely with in-house counsel when arbitration was required.
Trained other Business Representatives on contract interpretation and the signatory process.
Developed internal manuals for various types of agreements, including digital/new media, interactive, low to full budget theatrical, animated and television.
Developed and implemented training workshops on collective bargaining agreement relating to force majeure after WGA strike, hiring minors, options, first look deals, exclusivity and changes to collective bargaining agreement after 2011 ratification.
Aug 2006 - Dec 2006
Established Sports division at agency in order to expand client base while also assisting in contract drafting and negotiation of performer contracts for television and film projects.