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Scott Galer

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Scott Galer

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Direct Fax: 818.444.6313
Mobile: 818.307.2268
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Scott Galer is a partner at Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP and co-chairs the firm’s Mergers and Acquisition Practice Group.

Scott’s practice focuses on counseling private and public middle-market and emerging growth companies in areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, joint ventures, complex brand and technology licensing and other strategic business arrangements.

Scott has expertise in managing a wide variety of corporate and financial transactions, including mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions, roll-up and spin-off transactions, public offerings (representing both issuers and investment bankers), alternative public offerings, debt and equity financings (representing issuers, lenders and investors), secured lending transactions and financial restructurings.  In addition, Scott has expertise in advising emerging growth companies from formation through their various stages of growth, including formation, seed and venture capital financing, complex operating and stockholder agreements, employment contracts and equity incentive arrangements.

Scott is experienced in negotiating and drafting a wide range of business arrangements, including joint venture agreements, complex brand and technology licensing agreements, marketing and endorsement agreements, manufacturing and distribution agreements, credit agreements and numerous other general corporate and commercial contracts for companies in a variety of industries.

Scott also counsels and advises companies in connection with 34 Act reporting requirements, corporate governance, federal and state securities laws, and other issues that commonly arise for companies while operating their businesses, as well as during the process of corporate and financial transactions.

Scott has over twenty years of experience counseling and serving as a strategic partner to companies at all stages along their evolutionary path, and prides himself at being highly responsive to his client’s needs.

Scott received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1992 and his B.A., summa cum laude, in Business/Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1989. He is admitted to practice law in the State of California.

practice & experience

  • mergers
  • stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions
  • roll-up and spin-off transactions
  • public offerings and alternative public offerings
  • debt and equity financings
  • seed and venture capital financings and other private placements
  • limited liability company (LLC) operating agreements
  • stockholder agreements
  • buy-sell agreements
  • secured lending transactions
  • financial restructurings
  • brand development and licensing
  • technology licensing and IP protection
  • marketing and endorsement agreements
  • manufacturing and distribution agreements
  • securities regulation
  • executive employment agreements
  • options, profits interest and other equity incentive plans
  • 34 Act compliance
  • corporate governance
  • website compliance
  • commercial contracts

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Greg Akselrud

Greg Akselrud

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Greg Akselrud

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Greg Akselrud is a founder and partner of the Firm and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. He chair’s the Firm’s Internet, Digital Media and Entertainment Practice Group.

Greg advises a wide range of public and private clients across a number of industries, including companies in the entertainment, digital media, Internet, technology, consumer electronics and apparel industries.

Greg is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, teaching Business Planning I: Financing the Start-Up Business and Venture Capital Financing.

Greg is the author of Hit Man: The Fourth Circuit’s Mistake in Rice v. Paladin Enters., Inc., 19 Loy. L.A. Ent. L.J. 375 (1999).

Greg received his B.A. from University of California at Los Angeles and his J.D., cum laude, from Loyola Law School. He is admitted to practice law in the State of California.

practice & experience

  • acting as strategic counsel to individuals in the entertainment and sports industries (such as actors, directors, producers, music artists and athletes), and film, television and digital media production companies, representing their interests in investment transactions, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions.
  • advising emerging growth, development stage, and middle market companies, as well as venture capital funds, on a variety of matters, including venture capital and other financings, employee compensation, securities laws compliance, technology transactions, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and other general corporate matters.
  • advising entertainment, digital media, Internet and technology clients in a variety of matters arising on the Internet or on mobile platforms, including, with respect to content licensing and exploitation, Internet advertising and other revenue generating transactions (such as bundling, co-marketing and co-branding), and general website matters (such as the preparation of terms of use or service and privacy policies, and compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act).
  • structuring commercial transactions and joint ventures worldwide (including Europe, Latin America and Asia) for the purpose of licensing content and technology.

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