Firm Profile

Neff Law Firm PLC
Media Center, Fourth Floor
1600 Rosecrans Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
United States
(310) 321.7660

Firm Details

Neff Law Firm is a prominent transactional intellectual property, technology and international law firm that represents a wide range of technology, ecommerce and media companies, ranging from startups to the most recognized names in business. Present and/or past clients include Microsoft, Informatica, Intuit, Yahoo!, Symantec, Apple, SunGard,, Logitech, LinkedIn/ and the Business Software Alliance. We handle a wide range of corporate transactions, including M&A, joint ventures, distribution agreements, license agreements, and every variety of Cloud/SaaS and related agreements.  We frequently counsel clients on copyright and content issues, handle worldwide trademark portfolios, and counsel on worldwide personal data and privacy issues.  We represent various many US companies with overseas transactions, and many foreign companies on their US transactions.  We have European technology, ecommerce and social media clients from all major countries. We handle transactions in Spanish, French and Portuguese.  The Firm’s practice has benefited from the convergence of technology and media.

We are known for our tremendous responsiveness, high quality and agility, and in many cases we have represented important clients for over ten years. 

The Firm provides legal services in the following areas:

  • Technology Licensing and Transactions

  • Internet and eCommerce Counseling and Transactions

  • Media Law

  • Copyright & Trademark: Intellectual Property Counseling and Transactions

  • Antipiracy: Copyright and Trademark Infringement, Content and Fair Use Issues

  • International Law and Issues [sometimes using international network]

  • Startups & Emerging Growth Companies: Formation, Capital Raises, Securities Issues

  • Trademark Counseling, Management, Registration and Disputes

  • Trademark Counseling, Management, Registration and Disputes

  • Trademark Registration, Counseling and Disputes

  • Structuring International Presence, Distribution and Channel Arrangements

  • Establishing Start-ups, Entities, Financing of Start-ups

  • Privacy and Data Protection

Neff Law Firm offers very high quality, specialized legal services at surprisingly affordable rates. For clients without in-house lawyers, Neff Law Firm often plays an outside general counsel role. For clients with existing legal departments, who need to manage their legal costs, our flexibility, efficiency and reasonable rates will prove equally attractive.   

Neff Law Firm is particularly strong in international/cross-border transactions; perhaps 50% of the matters we handle have international aspects or involve international clients.  Although a majority of our clients are based in California, including many in Silicon Valley, we have acted for clients based in Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, India, Japan, Malta, Mexico, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and numerous clients in the United Kingdom.  Certain major companies use us to handle issues that arise in Latin America because of our unique expertise there and language capabilities.  We have a network of international lawyers with whom we work who can handle every matter that you confront.  We have helped many companies expand their operations and sales in overseas markets, and enhance their international profile.


Richard Neff
Managing Partner


  • Global Law Experts' "Internet & Ecommerce Law" and "IP" Expert for California
  • Most Influential Lawyers: Digital Media & E-Commerce Business: 2015 by Los Angeles Business Journal
  • Technology Lawyer of the Year: USA: 2014 by Lawyer Monthly magazine


  •,, Remedy Informatics, Alameda Films,
  • Informatica Corp., Logitech, Roland Corp. US, Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo!, LinkedIn/, SunGard Data Systems, Business Software Alliance

About Our Clients

Neff Law Firm's Clients include a wide range of companies, from large public companies to internet startups.  We represent companies based in California, other parts of the United States, and in 15 countries around the world.

Past and present clients include: Informatica Corporation, Logitech, Inc., Box, Inc., LinkedIn,, APM Music, Caldera Software, Microsoft, Intuit, Yahoo!, Symantec, Apple,, Business Software Alliance (BSA), Alameda Films, SunGard Data Systems, Association of American Publishers (AAP), Interactive Digital Software Association (now ESA), Technology Council of Southern California, Grass Valley, Dailymotion, Autodesk, Symantec, Remedy Informatics, Pepper Gate Footwear, QlikTech, Roland Corporation (U.S.), The Irvine Company and CSC Brasil. 

Firm Practice Areas

  • Copyright Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Media Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trademark Law