Attorney at Law
My favorite clients are entrepreneurial types who are trying something weird, doing something disruptive, and/or committing to a social mission. As a result, I've had experience working on a broad and strange range of issues, from your everyday trademark registration to doing copyright clearance work on voodoo treatises to digging into Cuban import/export controls.
- Response to USPTO Office Action (Trademark)
- Trademark Infringement
- Trademark Infringement Consults
- Trademark Registration
- Trademark Search
- Other Trademark & Copyright Matter
- Business Consulting Agreement
- Licensing Agreement
- Loan Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Commercial)
- Profit Share Agreement
- Publishing Agreement
- SaaS Agreement
- Sales Agreement
- Service Agreement
- Terms of Service
- User Agreement
- Vendor Agreement
- Other Commercial Contract Matter
- General Advice
"Peter has a strong legal mind because he understands not only the contents and details of U.S. law, but also the first principles that underlie that law. I have frequently sought his insight on how to approach my own legal problems, especially in contract interpretation and drafting. Although I am primarily a litigator, my work has required me to review, analyze, and draft contracts, especially in the intellectual property context. On several occasions, I have reached out to Peter for his thoughts and insights on the structure of such contracts, including the ramifications of drafting contract provisions one way versus another, and strategic and substantive considerations for why the contract should be structured/designed one way versus another. He has helped me develop confidence in my legal conclusions concerning these issues."
"After having had Peter’s support as a technical writer at my previous company, I was eager to bring him aboard as a legal advisor for my current venture. He’s helped us protect our trademark, assess a domain name dispute, and navigate a cross-borders acquisition, and also provided other routine corporate consultancy services. In a fast-paced, high-pressure growth company environment, Peter’s combination of business savvy, legal expertise, and clear communication has been invaluable."
Apr 2016 - Present
Demystifying the law to make it more accessible to entrepreneurs and creatives, and to facilitate more productive relationships between clients and their primary legal counsel. Strategy consulting, legalese-to-plain-English translation, explanation of legal fundamentals, helping you figure out what kind of lawyer you need and what to ask/tell them, and so on.
Power Level Productions
Jan 2017 - Feb 2018
Handling the legal needs of the ambitious pop culture events and marketing startup.
Jun 2014 - Apr 2017
Legal research and other legal tasks for non-profit, startup, and social enterprise clients on issues including securities, tax, entity formation/reorganization, trademark prosecution/maintenance, and so on.