IVAN HOFFMAN, B.A., J.D.

Attorney at Law

 

 

What You Can Expect From Me If I Become Your Attorney
 

I am pleased to be in my 43rd year of practicing law.  I bring an extensive body of skills and knowledge, honed over these years, to my work on your behalf.  Additionally, I work promptly and efficiently.   Especially today, more than ever, time is money.  I know that my client's work is important to them and, as a result, it is important to me.   And of course, all of my work comes with my reputation for high integrity that I have developed over my practice.  I provide proactive, forward-looking legal advice to my clients.

Keep in mind that in the business of intellectual property rights, which is the business you are in no matter what your product or service, quality legal services are the absolute foundation of your business.  Without thorough legal protection in this complex legal environment, the amounts you spend on the other areas of your business may be put at substantial risk.

I practice preventative law and try to advise my clients in this regard so that they may possibly be able to avoid the usually very significant costs and fees of remedial law.  Preventative law is about doing proactive, effective and thorough legal work in a manner that seeks to avoid problems that can arise later on.  Preventative law is when rights are well-documented, agreements are well-drafted and when a longer term view is used.  Remedial law is what takes place when such rights are not well-documented or such agreements are not well-drafted or when parties have failed to see with vision and is about seeking to fix a transaction after legal disputes or other problems have arisen.  Often this takes the form of very expensive and time consuming litigation or other such formal proceedings.  Often as well it occurs when a sale or other transaction is about to take place and the party discovers that it does not have the rights it thought it had.

In my experience, preventative law is almost always cheaper than remedial law.  Help me is almost always cheaper than fix me.   If you see things as an entrepreneur, then you will understand this approach.
 

Notice and Disclaimer

I am licensed to practice law in California, which is where my office is located and where I practice law.  I do not handle litigation matters and do not appear in court in California or any other state.  This web site is designed to provide legal information and is not intended to be advertising.  I do not seek to represent any party based solely on that party's visit to my web site in a state or other jurisdiction in which this web site fails to comply with all laws and ethical rules of that state.

Notice and Disclaimer

This web site and the articles contained on this web site are not legal advice and are not intended as legal advice.  This web site and the articles contained on this web site are intended to provide only general, non-specific legal information.  This web site and the articles contained on this web site are not intended to cover all the issues related to the topic discussed.  The specific facts that apply to your matter may make the outcome different than would be anticipated by you.  This web site and the articles contained on this web site are based on United States law.  You should consult with an attorney familiar with the issues and the laws of your country.  This web site and the articles contained on this web site and any communication between you and Ivan Hoffman do not create any attorney client relationship or any other relationship between you and Ivan Hoffman until a formal attorney client relationship is established.  This web site and the articles contained on this web site are not solicitations.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY EXPERIENCE

 
Among the wide variety of transactions I have handled in my career (now in its 43rd year) are the following:

COPYRIGHT LAW

 

INTERNET LAW

PUBLISHING LAW

TRADEMARK LAW

ENTERTAINMENT LAW

 SPORTS LAW

CORPORATE LAW


 PUBLISHED ARTICLES

 Some of the articles I have written have been translated into other languages.
 
 
 
SEMINARS TAUGHT

MEDIA

 I have been interviewed about law and the Internet and/or have been cited as an expert in: 

 In speaking, teaching and training venues at: 

Radio Shows: 

GIVING BACK

I have been exceptionally fortunate in my career (being an excellent lawyer also helps of course) and these are just some of the ways I have chosen to give something back. 

LAW SCHOOL:  UCLA, 1965-1968.  Moot Court Honors Program

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL:  UCLA, 1961-1965.

PRACTICE:  1969-present (now in my 43rd year not including 5 years off from 1990-1995): Entertainment Law, Internet Law and Intellectual Property Law (music, records, films, television, Internet Law, authors, publishers, web site designers, site owners etc.)


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