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James Finn

James Finn

Experienced Attorney

Brooklyn
New York
Licensed in
NY
University of North Carolina School of Law
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Clear Communication
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About
James represents businesses and individuals in variety of transactions and legal matters. His clients range from start-ups and early stage growth companies to large corporations in in the media, technology, gaming, and industrial industries.

Prior to launching his own practice, he spent 3 years as the General Counsel of a start-up media company and 3 years as an M&A attorney at a large corporate law firm in New York.

He received his B.A. from William & Mary and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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5.0
Clear Communication
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out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
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Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Our architecture firm has recently expanded out services to include software licensing and data storage for out client. Jim drafted and advised us on our agreements with licensees, digital terms-of-service and confidentiality agreements. He also advised us on our data security and data privacy obligations (and possible liability) since we collect and store significant amounts of sensitive client data. He made sure to understand how our business - and our new revenue models - worked. He was an invaluable resource not only in protecting our business from liability risks but also in profitably navigating various regulatory issues."

Business Expansion & Data Privacy Issues
Posted on Jan 15, 2018
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"Jim advised us on the formation of our start-up and on our shareholder and operating agreements. He made sure we were aware of the potential risks and contingencies that new businesses face so that we could avoid problems and expenses down the road. He's a trusted adviser to our business."

IP Licensing Agreement
Posted on Oct 29, 2017

Work History

Davis & Gilbert

Of Counsel

Feb 2018 - Present

Jim advises advertising agencies, media publishers, software developers, and technology companies in connection with intellectual property transactions, digital media and advertising matters, and software licensing. He has particular experience with software as a service (SAAS) and other “as a service” transactions, emerging technologies such as blockchain, and cryptocurrency issues

Feb 2018 - Present

The Finn Law Group P.C.

Managing Partner

Jan 2013 - Present

Advised small to medium cap media companies in structuring and negotiating business transactions as well as general business transactions; Negotiated content acquisition and licensing deals with networks, studios, and other content buyers; Advising clients on business development through strategic partnerships, corporate structuring, and other macro-level transactions.

Jan 2013 - Present

NorthSouth Media LLC

General Counsel

Aug 2011 - Dec 2012

Structured and negotiated production, distribution, and license deals with broadcast and cable networks, digital media platforms, and other content buyers; Negotiated rights acquisition deals; Structured and advised CEOs on acquisition by Hearst Media.

Aug 2011 - Dec 2012

Left/Right Media Inc.

Director of Business Affairs

Apr 2010 - Jul 2011

Negotiated acquisition agreements, first-look deals, option agreements, and intellectual property licensing agreements; Managed business operations in coordination with CFO; Managed due diligence in connection with M&A activity.

Apr 2010 - Jul 2011

McDermott Will

Associate

Oct 2017 - Oct 2009

Represented Fortune 500 public companies in M&A matters and general commercial transactions. Clients including global corporations in the oil & gas, airline, REIT, and telecommunications industries.

Oct 2017 - Oct 2009

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