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, data protection/privacy, commercial 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, Rubrik, JAMS, Logitech, Informatica, APM Music, Intuit, Yahoo!, eSalon.com, Symantec, Apple, Autodesk, eSalon.com, SnapLogic, Roland Corp. (US), Avantica Technologies, EV Connect, SunGard, PriceGrabber.com, LinkedIn/lynda.com, GroundTruth/xAd/WeatherBug, Auction.com, Spatial Systems, Video Copilot 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/PaaS and related agreements.  We frequently counsel clients on copyright and content issues, handle worldwide trademark portfolios, and counsel on worldwide personal data protection and privacy issues, ensuring compliance with GDPR, CCPA and implementing Privacy Shield.  We represent US companies with overseas transactions, and many foreign companies on their US transactions.  We have European and North and South American 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

  • Data Protection and Privacy (including GDPR, CCPA and implementation of Privacy Shield)

  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and other Corporate Transactions 

  • 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 and Growth

  • Trademark Registration, Counseling, Docket Management and Disputes on International Basis

  • Structuring International Presence, Distribution and Channel Arrangements

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

  • Dispute Resolution

Neff Law Firm offers very high quality, specialized legal services at 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 expertise, quality, flexibility, efficiency and reasonable rates will prove equally attractive.   

In 2019 we handled 3 M&A transactions very effectively for longtime clients (representing the Seller in each case), with large international firms representing the other side.

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, 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.

Management

Richard Neff
Managing Partner
Amanda Nye
Trademark Counsel

Demographics

Partners

Men: 1

Caucasian: 1

Of Counsel

Women: 1

Caucasian: 1

Awards

  • Technology Lawyer of the Year - USA: M&A Today - Global Awards - 2020 (KMH Media Group)
  • IP Law Expert of the Year in California: Leaders in Law 2020 Global Awards
  • Law Firm of the Year – Technology Law – California, USA Legal 100 – 2020 (Lawyer International)
  • Law Firm of the Year – Technology Law – California, USA: Global Awards 2020 (KMH Media Group)
  • Internet Law – Law Firm of the Year in California – 2020:  2020 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award
  • Intellectual Property Firm of the Year in USA – California: Leaders in Law – 2020 Global Awards

Clients

  • Present & Past: Rubrik, JAMS, SnapLogic, APM Music, eSalon.com, Roland Corp. U.S., Informatica Corp., Logitech, Box, Inc., Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo!, lynda.com/LinkedIn, Avantica Technologies, Auction.com, Business Software Alliance (BSA)
  • Spatial Systems, Video Copilot, SunGard, Menlo Technologies, Saguaro Technology, Veritas, AAP, IDSA (now ESA), Autodesk, Bentley Systems, Nat'l TeleConsultants, EV Connect, Straight Up Technologies, Pepper Gate Footwear, Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics
 

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: Rubrik, JAMS, APM Music, SnapLogic, eSalon.com, Roland Corp. U.S., Informatica Corp., Logitech, Box, Inc., Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo!, lynda.com/LinkedIn, Avantica Technologies, Auction.com,  Business Software Alliance (BSA), Spatial Systems, Video Copilot, SunGard, Menlo Technologies, Saguaro Technology, Veritas, Association of American Publishers, IDSA (now ESA), Autodesk, Bentley Systems, National TeleConsultants, EV Connect, Straight Up Technologies, Pepper Gate Footwear, Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, CSC Brasil, The Irvine Company, mibeTec GmbH, Alldatum SA de CV, Burkert International AG

 

Firm Practice Areas

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

Office Locations

United States

United States

California

California

Manhattan Beach, CA

Media Center, Fourth Floor

1600 Rosecrans Avenue

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

United States

(310) 321.7660

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