Daniel Marcus Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Daniel  Marcus

Daniel Marcus

Attorney, Startup Founder/Consultant, Talent Advocate

New York
New York
Licensed in
NY
New York Law School
5.0 5
Clear Communication
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About
As a startup founder/entrepreneur several times over, Dan understands the challenges/headaches of attempting to build something from nothing. He built and bootstrapped his first company, SeatSwap to the point of acquisition, while pursuing his JD as a full-time law student. Since then, Dan has started two other companies, including a media production company that builds media properties around prominent figures in sports such as Pete Rose, Ozzie Guillen, and Spice Adams.

He continues to leverage his startup and law backgrounds into helping individuals, companies, and organizations navigate their legal issues in the tech, sports, media, and
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1
Year
experience

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

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

"I'm the Founder of a young/growing media startup and I brought Dan on to be our Outside General Counsel several months ago. In that span, he has helped us with everything from guiding us through the various legal aspects of our fundraising process, helping us navigate some tricky copyright disputes, as well as drafting our new terms of service agreements and privacy policy. It's great to have a lawyer on call who has been through this process and dealt with these issues himself, that I can bounce things off of."

Outside General Counsel to Young Tech Company
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"I was in the midst of a messy dispute with my former co-founders over issues that included ownership of intellectual property (including trade secrets), corporate governance, irate investors, you name it. Dan came in and made sense of everything for me, helped me understand what my options were, and did so in a way that helped me save hundreds of thousands of dollars. I think the thing that I appreciate the most is that he's a Founder first, which means he understands what it's like to be in my shoes. I also loved the fact that he has an "open door" policy where I can call him or text him with questions at any time without worrying about it resulting in an outsized bill. Dan did such a good job with this case that I locked him into being our outside general counsel for my new company as well as my independent venture capital firm."

Counsel on Complex Founder Dispute
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Hustle Law

Founding Partner

Jan 2019 - Present

I advise a wide array of clients in the tech, sports, media, and other creative spaces on legal issues ranging from complex founder disputes to contract negotiation to intellectual property matters and everything in between.

Jan 2019 - Present

Brashful

Founder

Aug 2018 - Present

I started a new media production company that builds media businesses (podcasts, TV shows, documentaries, etc) with some of the biggest names in sports/entertainment. I represent the media properties as both a principal and a legal advocate.

Aug 2018 - Present

New York University

Adjunct Professor

Aug 2017 - Present

I developed an original entrepreneurship course that paired industry-centric challenges posed by some of the biggest stakeholders in the sports tech space that my students would then attempt to solve through product concepts that would be prototyped and pitched back to those stakeholders.

Aug 2017 - Present

SeatSwap

Founder and CEO

Aug 2013 - Present

I started a first of its kind ticketing company out of my college dorm room that I bootstrapped through law school that ultimately became a major acquisition target for other companies in the space.

Aug 2013 - Present

Shindig

Head of Sports Content and Partnerships / General Counsel

Aug 2017 - Dec 2018

As an attorney with deep experience in the sports space, I helped Shindig build their sports vertical from the ground up, forging partnerships with the likes of USA Today, Ross Tucker, and the Houston Rockets. Additionally, I served as the principal contract reviewer/negotiator, helping craft complex SAAS agreements with major education institutions.

Aug 2017 - Dec 2018

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