Los Angeles Business and Internet Litigators

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Los Angeles Business and Internet Litigators

Lesowitz Gebelin LLP’s founding partners, graduates of Harvard Law School and New York University School of law, have significant experience and legal expertise in the realm of intellectual property, online technology, contract disputes, defamation, and e-commerce law.

We have a seasoned team of litigators with significant courtroom and trial experience. We possess the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to stay at the forefront of rapidly evolving changes in laws, technology, business models, and our client’s needs.

We also are fortunate to have a roster of talented associate attorneys who are graduates of the UCLA School of Law and the University of San Diego School of Law.

Our firm is based in Los Angeles, California. Neighboring Hollywood and Silicon Beach, our firm is at the crossroads of intellectual property, technology, and law. We represent clients throughout Southern California, including Orange County, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Century City, Hollywood, Ventura, Riverside, San Bernardino, Sherman Oaks, and Long Beach.

What We Do:

Trademark, Copyright and Trade Secret Litigation

Trademark Litigation
Copyright Litigation
Trade Secret Litigation
Unfair Business Practices,
Unfair Competition, and False Advertising

Internet Law, Defemation and Privacy

Defamation and Trade Libel
Anti-SLAPP Laws and Litigation
Rights of Publicity
Invasion of Privacy

Breach of Contract and Business Disputes

Breach of Contract Litigation
Fraud Litigation

In our intellectual property practice, we strive to stay at the forefront of areas of law that are regularly adapting to new technologies and new modes of business. The development of the internet, social media, and smartphones create many new challenges for protecting intellectual property rights.

To litigate copyright, trademark, and trade secret disputes today, lawyers of course must of course be familiar with recent legal and business developments. What is less appreciated is that they also must have a solid understanding of traditional legal principles.

Trademark, copyright, and trade secret law of course pre-date the internet by many years. We are a common law system where judges look to what earlier courts decided and attempt to rule consistently with those earlier court cases. In determining questions involving the internet, e-commerce, and social media, judges attempt to apply long-established rules and legal principles to new technology and new business practices. For example, probably the most important case that judges will look to in determining whether foreign downloads of an iPhone application can or cannot be awarded is a 1939 case regarding a film reel that was shipped to Europe.

We also understand that many judges and jurors are unfamiliar with social media and modern technology. In general, as attorneys, we need to be able to present difficult and unfamiliar facts or law in a simple and understandable manner.  Learn more about each area on its page linked below:

The development of the internet, social media, and smartphones have posed major challenges for individuals and businesses. People’s privacy and reputations are more vulnerable. Businesses face increased risk to their intellectual property, their computer systems, and to acts of unfair competition both from within and outside the business.

We represent both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation involving a mix of cutting-edge issues as well as traditional disputes. We handle matters involving issues such as online defamation, false business reviews, computer tampering, unauthorized access of computer systems, data theft, and online copyright and trademark infringement.

We have significant experience litigating contract disputes and traditional business litigation. Our legal practice often stands at the intersection of traditional business disputes and cyberlaw issues.

While we strive to be at the forefront of legal disputes related to new technologies, we have significant experience litigating bread-and-butter breach of contract cases, business disputes, and fraud cases. The overlap between traditional litigation and internet law is natural. Internet companies still enter contracts, form business relationships, hire employees, raise funds, and must still follow rules relating to corporate governance.

Similarly, intellectual property litigation often involves contract and business disputes. For example, businesses may argue about the scope of a copyright licensing agreement.

Why Choose Us?

Knowledge and Experience

We have a broad scope of experience handling cases addressing technology and internet related issues. Our experience, skill, preparation, and ability have allowed us to develop a winning track records in technology and internet law as well as in traditional disputes.

Our years of litigating issues relating to internet law, intellectual property, and unfair competition means that we’ve analyzed and litigated legal issues connected to businesses, the internet, and technology across the spectrum of industries for clients across the globe. With reputations for being creative problem solvers and assertive litigators, Lesowitz Gebelin is responsible for impressive rulings in the areas of defamation, internet trademark infringement and piracy, false advertising, deceptive trade practices, trade secrets, copyright, and more. 

We strive not only to excel in our legal practice but also to be at the forefront of the developments that are occurring as the law adapts to new technologies and new modes of business. In recognition of our knowledge, we have provided expertise through various media outllets.

We have appeared as experts on television and radio for Los Angeles NBC and NPR stations, informing viewers about internet and cyber law issues like liability for online sharing of illicit videos, responses to online allegations of misconduct, and privacy issues relating to smartphone apps.

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/national-international/is-facebook-listening-in-on-you_los-angeles/28246/

Sharing Child Pornography to Help Catch a Predator is Still a Crime

https://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2018/11/01/63858/free-speech-or-defamation-writer-sues-to-unmask-an/

We have also published articles in major forums, taught continuing education for attorneys, and have appeared on television and radio discussing legal issues. For example, see https://www.intellectualpropertymagazine.com/copyright/gaming-jurisdiction-113004.htm;

https://www.aliantlaw.com/events/copyright-infringements-how-to-defend-lawsuits-and-protect-assets-jacob-ste/

 

Efficency

We’re the right size to solve big problems, whether online or offline.

Our manageable size keeps our overhead low while enabling us to efficiently provide a focused scope of litigation services to our clients.

Lesowitz Gebelin responsibly staffs our cases and operates a “paperless” tech savy law office, relying on the latest in online communications, document management systems, and legal software to create savings for the businesses we work with. We strive to treat our client’s resources responsibly.  

As a small business ourselves, we’re entrepreneurial-minded attorneys who speak your language.

We know the terminology and structures of the internet and technology, from how internet and technology companies operate to how laws and regulations for online activity affect everyday business and vice versa.

Lesowitz Gebelin LLP’s attorneys have helped numerous clients with a wide variety of legal issues. We understand the risks, concerns, and potential rewards at every step along the way of a case. In order to advise you best, we are able to walk clients through estimated costs, likely timelines, financial risks, emotional and psychological issues, and potential outcomes. As a trusted advisor, we don’t tell you what to do, but we do help you decide on the best path for you or your business. 

We’re committed to quickly returning calls and emails to keep you updated, as well as responding promptly to other online requests. Our knowledge and experience will help get your disputes resolved and you back to focusing on your business.

 

Meet Our Attorneys

Lesowitz Gebelin LLP’s founding partners, graduates of Harvard Law School and New York University School of law, have significant experience and legal expertise in the realm of intellectual property, online technology, and e-commerce law. Our seasoned team of litigators possess the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to stay at the forefront of rapidly evolving changes in laws, technology, business models, and our client’s needs. Our firm is based in Los Angeles, California. We regularly represent clients throughout Southern California, including Orange County, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Century City, Hollywood, Ventura, Riverside, San Bernardino, Sherman Oaks, and Long Beach. We appear in courts throughout California, the United States, and even Worldwide. 

To learn more about our seasoned litigators and our professional accomplishments, click on the attorney profiles below.

Scott Lesowitz

Steven Gebelin

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Amanda Lesowitz

With a track record of being creative problem solvers, we frequently bring innovative approaches to your business-litigation matters in intellectual property, internet law, and unfair competition cases, often achieving results using techniques that other law firms overlook.

We have the legal background, knowledge and resources to handle your Internet, intellectual property, or business law case, regardless of its complexity. 

Contact Us today to set up your consultation.

Learn More About Our Specialized Litigation Practice Areas

Defamation and Trade Libel

Anti-SLAPP Laws and Litigation

Copyright Litigation

Rights of Publicity

Invasion of Privacy

Trade Secret Litigation

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