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PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

 

Law Offices of Michael R. Shapiro, A Professional Corporation, located in Los Angeles, California. Admitted to practice in California, Washington DC and London (Consultant in American Law).  Primary areas of focus are Entertainment, Communications and New Media.  Since 1990, firm has been intimately involved in negotiating 15 Purchase and Sale agreements for publishing, writers and master rights.  These transactions have spanned sales from 1 million to 25 million dollars. Presently represent four “A” music catalogs that are being offered for sale.

 

CONSULTING

 

Consults to NORSE CORPORATION, Norse is the global leader in live attack intelligence. Norse delivers continuously updated and unique Internet and darknet intel that helps organizations detect and block attacks that other systems miss.

 

Consults to BID4SPOTS.COM, the leading online advertising agency that allows advertisers to acquire air-time at dramatically reduced rates. 

 

EXPERT WITNESS – Qualified as an expert witness in both Federal and State on issues of copyright, i.p. valuation, and unfair competition issues.   Has also rendered expert evaluation in non-litigation matters where value of i.p. is in issue, 2002 - 2013

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

 

Primary through High School ‑ Los Angeles City School System

 

B.A. Degree ‑ UCLA

 

J.D. Degree ‑ USC

Student Body President

 

Admitted as Attorney in California, US SUPREME COURT, DC CIRCUIT,       

FEDERAL COURTS IN CALIFORNIA, ALABAMA, HAWAII, Member British Law Society (as a Consultant in American Law)

 

ARTISTS REPRESENTED IN VARIOUS CAPACITIES SINCE 1970:

 

About Us

Fleetwood Mac                  

Al DiMeola                         

Mr. Mister

Mick Fleetwood                  

Gerry Rafferty                    

Bobby Caldwell

Christine McVie                  

Sniff N The Tears                

Stan Getz

Eric Clapton

Steely Dan

Peter Tosh

Air Supply                        

Mama Cass Elliot                

Del Lords

John Mayall                      

Chick Corea                

Suzi Quatro

Stanley Clarke                    

Jack Kugell                        

George Jones

Tears for Fears                  

 

Alan Parsons                       

Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix Experience)

Wilson Pickett                    

The Stylistics                            

Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones)

Kinks                                

Exile                                

Toots Hibbert

Darnaa                              

Tammy Wynette                  

Carnie & Wendy Wilson (Wilson Phillips)

                 

 

Commendations

MARTIAL ARTS-BLACK BELT IN TAE-KWON-DO   

MICHAEL R. SHAPIRO