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I am an IP/Corporate lawyer who represents established large companies, middle market and emerging companies in the interactive entertainment ,digital content, and tech spaces. I started my own firm in 1995 and built it with one partner up to 5 lawyers and 8 staff people in Los Angeles, CA. We merged it with Nixon Peabody in 2006 to become their interactive entertainment and new media team. Our practice really grew on the large firm platform and this year we launched the firm's IP Transactions Practice Group to focus on these areas across the whole law firm. In 2010, I joined Loeb & Loeb to chair their interactive entertainment practice. Today we represent some of the leading interactive entertainment publishers and
developers in the digital and traditional media.
When I am not working, I am either kicking a soccer ball with my daughter or walking the dog at the beach in Los Angeles, CA.
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Loeb & Loeb LLP
Dan Offner is one of the leading lawyers in the interactive entertainment industry, in addition to working extensively in the traditional media, digital content and IT industries. His clients often work directly at the intersection of content and technology where new products, companies and industries are
being born and rapidly growing. A primary focus of Mr. Offner's practice is the representation of many of the top videogame publishers, technology companies, developers, and console manufacturers in the United States and worldwide on all aspects of their business. He often works closely with clients to structure, negotiate, finance and close complicated content acquisition, development and distribution transactions. Increasingly, a large component of his practice is working with publishers of content for the digital platform as well as traditional retail to develop new and innovative financing and distribution strategies and transactions. Mr. Offner regularly advises clients on mergers and acquisitions and due diligence issues. In addition, he regularly assists clients with licensing, co-branding, partner, consulting, customer acquisition, advertising, content publishing, distribution and executive employment transactions. Mr. Offner’s practice had its start in the publishing and media industries where he is still active. He began his career working for such clients as the copyright and trademark rights holders to The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, one of the main distributors of Japanese Anime videos in the United States, and the financiers of the Robocop animated children’s television series. Prior Work Experience Prior to joining Loeb & Loeb LLP, Mr. Offner was a partner and Chairman of the Intellectual Property Transactions Practice Group at Nixon Peabody LLP. Representative Experience * Sale of an international videogame publisher’s North American distribution rights to a movie studio entering the videogame space. * Partnership between digital developer and distributor of massively multiplayer online games and leading cable television channel. * Refinancing of technology/middleware provider to the videogame space. * Representation of major college sports league with respect to media rights and the NFL. * Representation of leading online ticket broker on its mergers and acquisitions and day to day business development transactions. * Sale of the assets of wireless game company to a publicly traded technology company. * Acquisition of Finish technology company for U.S. based record label for its videogame business. * Executive employment agreements for multiple CEOs/presidents of venture-backed Internet B to B companies. more Publications/Speeches * Panelist, Interactive Advertising & Videogames, ANA Advertising Law & Business Affairs Conference, New York, New York (2009) * Panelist, Widgets as a Platform: Content, Commerce & Communications, Digital Hollywood, New York, New York (2009) * Panelist, Videogames & Computer Entertainment Law, Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry, Practicing Law Institute, New York, New York (2008-2009) * Speaker, The Big Picture: Managing Your Game Development Deal and Operating Your Game Development Studio, Game Developers Conference, San Francisco, California (1999-2009) * Speaker and Moderator, The Developing Law of Virtual Realities and Online Games, Stanford University Legal Frontiers in Digital Media Conference, Los Angeles, California (2009) * Author, Developer Representations and Warranties With Respect to Intellectual Property, IDGA Contract Walk-Through, Second Release (2003) * Author, Ownership of Intellectual Property, Game Code–Publisher vs. Developer vs. Licensor, IDGA Contract Walk-Through, First Edition (2003) Media Mentions * Video Game Court Case has Big Implications for Industry By Chris Morris, CNBC * Hollywood Entertainment Law Firm Loeb & Loeb Jumps Into Video Games By Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times Affiliations * Member, Los Angeles Bar Association * Member, International Game Developers Association * Member, Casual Games Association
Dan O.'s Random Notes on the Video Game Industry
I am a video game lawyer, who is fascinated by the changing technology, economic and legal issues in the interactive entertainment industry. To my family's chagrin I read as much as I can in these areas and occasionally, I spot a trend, a really useful article or even have an insight or two. So at a friend's
suggestion, I thought I would finally take a stab at blogging about this issues. I hope you find this blog useful.
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