I am a Chicago-based IP/Internet/Technology/Entertainment law attorney with nearly 20 years experience. I have extensive technology experience, including standalone, web, mobile, and SaaS settings. I am also a web/biz systems developer with over 20 years experience, which is the main reason my clients use my services as I better understand their legal needs.
I have filed neary 2,000 trademarks and handle all aspects of trademark practice. I also handle website legal docs, corporate/LLC formation/shareholder docs, software/IP licensing , HIPAA/HITECH, entertainment/music docs, and contract negotiations. I am a one-stop shop for most legal needs!
I have worked with every size of business, from Fortune 100s like Pfizer to international companies like Lloyd's of London, down to mid-size companies and startups, entertainers and artists. My bread-and-butter is startups! My clients span nearly every major industry and niche.
I look forward to working with you!
I provide affordable, large-law-firm-quality legal solutions to businesses of all sizes, from startups (most of my business) to Fortune 100 companies. I handle most projects on a fixed bid basis to keep your costs down!
I have also drafted and reviewed numerous agreements for business/website owners (site reviews, equipment leases, developer agreements, IP/hardware/software evaluations, SSL certification letters, infringement letters, authoring/modeling agreements, IP licensing, media licensing, EULAs, support/maintenance agreements, etc.), IHPs (site agreements, hosting agreements, equipment agreements, co-location agreements, privacy policies, etc.), developers (EULAs, consulting agreements, software licenses, design agreements, NDAs, copyright agreements, etc.), and end-users (vendor agreements, license agreements, sales agreements, training agreements, etc.). I am well versed with DMCA, CIPA, PCI, and M3C's P3P requirements along with related laws for HIPAA/HITECH, 2257, and others.
I' am also skilled in Entertainment law having done media licensing for the musical artist known as Ashanti, representation contracts, agency agreements, film production agreements, music producer agreements, etc.
I am also a skilled negotiator and can help get contracts closed and/or back on track. I offer my clients more than just in-depth legal knowledge. I am an entrepreneurial individual, owning several IT-related businesses. I know what it takes to startup an IT/e-business and keep it running. As such, I give my clients practical business advice and strategy to enhance their business, not just their legal position.
Finally, I am a prolific trademark attorney, have filed nearly 2,000 trademarks! I handle all aspects of trademark practice from searches to filings to office actions to cancellation/oppositions to infringement.
I am a firm believer in making sure that my clients receive the best possible service for the best possible price. I'm certainly not the lowest cost attorney you will find here, but I certainly will be the best attorney for your hi-tech, entertainment, corporate, and IP legal needs!
Thanks for your time and consideration. Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions, as I am here to serve you!
Illinois Supreme Court
Thomas Cooley Law School
1990 - 1993
University of Illinois
BS, Computer Science Engineering
1982 - 1987
Law Office of Curt Handley
Attorney / Owner
1994 - Present