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Michelle Katz, Attorney

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Michelle Katz is a veteran attorney and business specialist working with start ups and mature companies in Intellectual Property, Contracts, Promotions and Licensing Matters. Her capabilities include identifying, structuring and negotiating strategic partnerships; drafting and negotiating contracts; developing and implementing IP Strategy: copyright, trademark, online policies, and business and legal strategic counseling for start ups. She is a faculty member at Art Center College of Design and adjunct professor at California College of the Arts, teaching law for artists and designers, as well as graduate level Business Law and Negotiations in the MBA program at CCA. Prior to starting her own practice in March of 1999, Michelle was Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs Universal Studios New Media Group; Vice President Business and Legal Affairs Universal Studios Consumer Products Group, and Director of Business and Legal Affairs, Paramount Pictures Consumer Products Group & Anti-Piracy Department. Prior to joining the Studios, she was associate counsel at the Writers Guild of America, West.


B.A. University of California at Berkeley History
M.Ed California State University Teaching Credential
J.D. University of Southern California Law


Lawyer & Start Up Advisor
Business and Legal Professional
MBA in Design Strategy
Adjunct Professor, California College of the Arts
Since 2001
Art Center Faculty


Law Review


California State Bar


Contracts/Artists + Designers
IP: Law & Busin for Artists
IP: Law & Busn for Artists
Protect/Sell/License Your Work
Studio Independent Study
The Evolution of Civil Rights
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