Sam Widdoes Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Sam Widdoes

Sam Widdoes

Attorney at Law

Culver City
California
Licensed in
CA
Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America
5.0 5
Clear Communication
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out of 2 reviews
About
Sam practiced commercial litigation and general outside counsel law for three years at a well-established mid-sized firm in Century City, CA. His practice included advising clients on real estate and construction disputes, with an emphasis on litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Sam also built much of his own practice in the IP space, advising clients on the trademark registration process and infringement actions.

Sam recently left his firm to start a film and tv production company. He currently has two documentaries in production and several scripted projects in development. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and enjoys
… read more working with startups and in media and tech.
4
Years
experience

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Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Sam helped review and analyze three different Non-Disclosure Agreements we had received from potential media customers. He provided us with an in-depth memo of the advantages and pitfalls presented in each proposal, and did so on short notice with a quick turnaround."

NDA analysis
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
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"Sam advised our production company on acquiring rights agreements from four different rights holders for developing their stories into a feature film. He was able to clearly communicate all the issues in the contracts, and effectively negotiated a great deal for us."

Media rights negotiation
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Gibbs Giden LLP

Associate

May 2014 - Mar 2017

Litigation and general commercial transactional associate at mid-sized Los Angeles law firm. Worked closely with partners advising clients on a range of issues, while also preparing cases for litigation.

May 2014 - Mar 2017

Los Angeles Superior Court

Law Clerk

Aug 2013 - Dec 2013

Law clerk and research associate for Hon. William Barry of the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Aug 2013 - Dec 2013

Association of Corporate Counsel

Legal Associate

Aug 2012 - Jun 2013

Legal associate at largest trade association representing in-house attorneys from around the world. Based in Washington, D.C., handled advocacy and education services for member attorneys.

Aug 2012 - Jun 2013

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