Julia Cheng Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Julia Cheng

Julia Cheng

Seasoned & Practical Business, Digital Media and Internet Lawyer

Santa Monica
California
Licensed in
CA, NY
Fordham University
School of Law

"A clear & timely communicator able to distill down info so it's easily digestible to all. "

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About
Julia provides in-house counsel services "outsourced" to early stage & seasoned businesses in the internet, technology and digital entertainment fields in LA & NY. A former Wall Street lawyer, technology company in-house counsel & founder of law firm CyberlawStudio, Julia works with clients through corporate, capital raise, IP, internet, employment & vendor contract issues typically faced by a startup and guides them through acquisition (asset or stock purchase). Julia also advise senior executives on their compensation plans with startups & Fortune 500 companies and represents investors in seed round financings. Julia is… read more fluent in Mandarin Chinese (read and write).
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"Julia is a clear and timely communicator and able to distill down information so its easily digestible and clear to all involved. "


Posted on Apr 6, 2016
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"Julia was extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with! She even took the time to meet with me in person to talk about future projects which was great. I would definitely hire again!"

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Posted on Sep 28, 2015
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"Great working with Julia. She was highly responsive, communicated well, followed up, and was detail oriented. "

Extension of Seed Round, with different valuation
Posted on Aug 12, 2015
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"I strongly recommend Julia! Having a small start up with varying needs, Julia has been able to advise me on issues large and small, from intern contracts to intellectual property issues to consulting contracts with large multinationals. She also walked me through all the steps of incorporation and helped me register for my trademark. She is super responsive, delivers on time and I always feel I am a VIP client!"

corporate, contracts and IP matters
Posted on May 4, 2015
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""Julia has been a tremendous help to my various technology-related projects since 2008. Her expertise in my little startup-focused corner of the business world helps me thwart not-so-obvious legal mistakes. Additionally, her services are cost-effective and timely. I recommend her services to every early-stage technology entrepreneur.” — James Cropcho"


Posted on Mar 1, 2015

Work History

CyberlawStudio, Pllc

Founding Principal

Mar 2004 - Present

Launched in 2004, CyberlawStudio is a compact and efficient “legal services module” serving seasoned entrepreneurs and professionals, emerging businesses and technology startups on matters including the formation of companies, equity structuring, negotiations with investors, executive compensation, employment matters, intellectual property, internet strategies, contract disputes and bankruptcies.

Mar 2004 - Present

Vixlet

In-house Counsel

Jun 2014 - Feb 2015

Vixlet is pioneering the new frontiers of Social Media with its software platform and ways people connect with their passions and interests. Vixlet is headquartered in Los Angeles with representative offices in New York and Netherlands. For more information, visit http://www.vixlet.com and get an exclusive invite for a peek into the future of social networks.

Jun 2014 - Feb 2015

Webemerge, Inc.

General Counsel

Jun 2003 - Mar 2004

Webmerge, Inc. was a technology startup offering location based mobile advertising services. Responsible for overseeing the startup's legal and financial affairs, including internet and technology law, employment, government procurement and capital raise. Julia spearheaded a bid for a $2M project involving the development and implementation of homeless information management for NY City Dept.

Jun 2003 - Mar 2004

Cadwalader

Corporate Associate

Nov 2000 - May 2003

Represented issuers, underwriters and mortgage loan sellers in public and private multi-class securitizations of commercial and multi-family mortgage loans and collateralized debt obligations. Deal size ranged from $50MM – $1.5B. Main clients included Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Lehman Brothers, UBS Warburg and Goldman Sachs.

Nov 2000 - May 2003

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