Your California Attorney for Startup, Business, Corporate, Arts, Publishing, and Entertainment Matters
Melissa is a California attorney, assisting startups with general corporate and business counsel, seed-round investors, and international transactions. Melissa also represents entertainment clients with art placements, writer/publisher agreements, licensing, and film and television matters. Melissa received her J.D. from University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and clerked at Kozolchyk National Law Center. She holds a Master of International Management (M.I.M.) from Thunderbird School of Global Management.
- Advisory Agreement
- Business Formation Consults
- Business Licenses & Industry Regulations
- Buyout Agreement
- Corporate Dissolution
- Corporate Formation
- Corporate Restructure
- Delaware Incorporation
- Founders Agreement
- Franchise Agreement
- Franchise Disclosure Document
- Franchise Formation
- Joint Venture Formation
- Operating Agreement
- Partnership Formation
- Shareholder Agreement
- Other Business Formation Matter
- Business Consulting Agreement
- Distribution Agreement
- Licensing Agreement
- Manufacturing Agreement
- Marketing Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Commercial)
- Profit Share Agreement
- Publishing Agreement
- Release of Liability
- SaaS Agreement
- Terms of Service
- Other Commercial Contract Matter
- Outside General Counsel
"Melissa has been indispensable in the setup of our 2 Shopify stores. She knowledgeably explained all unfamiliar legal terminology & concepts during the incorporation of our businesses. She informed us of best practices for different scenarios that could arise when setting up our articles of incorporation. She helped us to clarify some Assignment of rights issues with our international seller as well as an Addendum to a Purchase Agreement. Melissa has always been accessible for quick questions via phone/email/text. She also stays on top of new regulation & keeps you updated so that relevant issues don't get missed. Melissa is a definite asset to our team."
"Melissa helped my company to incorporate, draft our MOU, and to design our Restricted Shareholder Agreement. However, Melissa's added value came in her consult. She discussed with me my options, the pros and cons around them, and worked hard to made me feel confident about the decisions I made for my company. When I recommend her to others - which I do - I say that she is awesome and knows everything!"
Andrew B. Lachman, A Professional Corporation
Feb 2018 - Present
Of Counsel to Lachman Law, A Professional Corporation, a law firm managing corporate, technology, and data privacy law matters. Located in Los Angeles, California.
Law Office of Melissa Kann
Nov 2010 - Present
Business transactions law practice, focusing on startup transactions, corporate, publishing, arts and entertainment law. Located in Los Angeles, California.
Oct 2020 - Sep 2022
Contract in-house attorney for company specializing in enterprise content management SaaS platform. Located in San Francisco, CA.
Manhattan Advertising and Media Law
Aug 2008 - May 2009
Associate attorney in high-profile advertising and media law boutique firm. Firm specializes in full service advertising law, acting as legal counsel to both advertising agencies and corporations, as well as legal counsel on celebrity media matters.
OSI Consulting, Inc.
In-House Legal Counsel
Dec 2007 - Jun 2008
In-House legal counsel to leading multinational information technology services company. Company specializes in providing business systems design, supply chain optimization, applications integration and enterprise and e-business consulting services.