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.
- Affiliate Agreement
- Business Consulting Agreement
- Distribution Agreement
- Equipment Lease
- Licensing Agreement
- Loan Agreement
- Manufacturing Agreement
- Marketing Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Commercial)
- Profit Share Agreement
- Publishing Agreement
- Release of Liability
- SaaS Agreement
- Sales Agreement
- Service Agreement
- Terms of Service
- User Agreement
- Other Commercial Contract Matter
- Copyright Infringement
- Copyright Registration
- Response to USPTO Office Action (Trademark)
- Trademark Infringement
- Trademark Registration
- Trademark Search
- Other Trademark & Copyright Matter
- Buying & Selling Commercial Real Estate
- Buying & Selling Residential Real Estate
- Commercial Lease
- Construction Contract
- Home Owner Associations
- Property Management Contract
- Purchase & Sale Agreement (Commercial)
- Real Estate Financing
- Real Estate Foreclosure
- Real Estate Investment Compliance
- Real Estate LLC
- Real Estate Litigation
- Residential Lease
- Tenant Dispute
- Tenant Eviction
- Zoning, Planning & Land Use
- Other Real Estate Matter
"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."
"Hector has been great, very helpful, responsive, attentive and comprehensive in his assessment of my case. I'd definitely recommend him."
"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."
"Very knowledgeable and professional."
"Hector is awesome to work with, he helped us review a couple of lease terms very quickly. We would definitely work with him again."
"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."
Aug 2018 - Present
• Create and maintain the legal templates, policies and procedures that ensure fiscal and legal integrity across divisions, including Advertising, Production, Merchandising and Website
• Increase efficiency, productivity and compliance by consolidating and standardizing a myriad of forms for brand-facing and talent-facing deals to shareable templates
Good Worldwide Inc
General Counsel - Head of Business and Legal Affairs
Mar 2018 - Present
• Oversee company’s overall strategies, ensuring that company enters into smart, innovative agreements and provide business & legal counsel in connection with the company’s ongoing development efforts and day-to-day activities
• Structure, negotiate, draft and oversee all company contracts, including sales agreements, vendor agreements, agency agreements, technology- related service relationships
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.
Azteca International Corporation
May 2017 - Nov 2017
Structured, negotiated, drafted and oversaw all company contracts, including complex development and production agreements (e.g., rights acquisition, producer, writer, production services, talent, format licenses and location agreements), product integration, logo use, disclosure, broadcasting, network affiliation, retransmission, multichannel video programming, local marketing, asset purchase
Counsel, Legal Affairs
Aug 2015 - Nov 2016
• Counseled Advertising/Marketing and Public Relations business units in connection with Master Services Agreements (MSAs) and SOWs, media buys and IOs, and Ad Agency RFPs; advised on marketing, promotions, sweepstakes and social media contests and events, product placements and brand integrations; familiarity with IAB, CARU, CDA, COPPA, FCC, and privacy and regulatory issues
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.