Attorney at Law
My areas of expertise include general commercial and contractual disputes, advertising agency agreements, marketing services agreements, social media law, promotions and sweepstakes, Federal Trade Commission requirements regarding testimonials and endorsements, privacy and data protection and technology compliance.
- Affiliate Agreement
- Business Consulting Agreement
- Distribution Agreement
- Licensing Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Commercial)
- Publishing Agreement
- Release of Liability
- Service Agreement
- Terms of Service
- User Agreement
- Vendor Agreement
- Other Commercial Contract Matter
- Response to USPTO Office Action (Trademark)
- Breach of Contract
- Cease & Desist Letter
- Demand Letter
- Settlement Agreement
"Carlos was instrumental in helping us navigate the requirements needed to protect our brand's intellectual property. He was transparent and did made sure that we clearly understood what was important for our brand at this stage of its development. We were appreciative of Carlos' expertise and also his ability to avoid "up selling" us on unnecessary legal fees. We continue to work with Carlos on a myriad of legal issues."
"Carlos helped us draft a licensing agreements that we were able to present to proposed players that we wished to work with. Carlos simplified the process in creating the template and then provided insight during the negotiation process. He was great to work with and we will continue to call on his services as we need them"
May 2016 - Present
Draft, review, and negotiate a wide range of commercial contracts including: data/IP licenses, agency agreements, client agreements, celebrity talent agreements, digital agreements, advertising agreements, marketing agreements, terms and conditions, vendor agreements, and software agreements.
Assist agencies with intellectual property inquiries and clearance assistance.
Director of Business Affairs
Nov 2014 - May 2016
Lead Business Affairs team consisting of four lawyers that is responsible for the legal and compliance strategy for a global technology company.
Oversee compliance and strategy program for all company products, platforms and services.
Manager of Business Affairs
Oct 2013 - Oct 2014
Work closely with external attorneys, dealing with multi-‐entity international corporate structures.
Review and draft a myriad of different agreements including non-‐disclosure agreements, vendor agreements, employment contracts, and consulting and non-‐compete agreements.
Maintain and file all trademark, copyright and patent applications and registrations.
Feb 2011 - Jun 2013
Formed Big Fuel’s in-‐house legal department including creation of legal precedent documents, guidelines and educating business teams regarding risk and liability associated with social media advertising.
Responsible for ensuring social media campaigns were implemented in accordance with social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest) terms and conditions.
Mar 2008 - Oct 2010
Innovative member of commercial litigation group advising clients on matters throughout Australasia, Europe and the USA.
Specialized in compliance and securities enforcement litigating cases in both the Supreme Court of Victoria and Federal Court of Australia.