We recognize that new clients can only trust our capacity to help them based upon our prior highly valued accomplishments. Since our objective is to build life-long relationships with the people we represent, it is imperative for them to feel confident in the sincerity of our commitment to maintain both expertise and dignity in our role.

Multi-Channel Networks

Served as exclusive legal counsel for 5th largest Multi-Channel Network on YouTube developing Channel Management Agreements, Affiliate Agreements and acquisition of various YouTube channel businesses for client's portfolio.

Multi-Jurisidictional Reverse Triangular Merger

Orchestrated the acquisition of a Mexican-based subsidiary for a US-based technologies services company through a reverse triangular merger structure as lead deal counsel.

Technology Services, SaaS and Licensing Transactions

Closed over 450 technology services, SaaS and licensing transactions with over $500 Million in deal value over 16 years.

Solar Company Joint Venture Dissolution

Successfully facilitated the breakup of joint venture for one of the largest solar integrators in Southern California.

Prosecution of UDRP Actions

Successfully prosecuted Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy Actions against cyber-squatters with favorable domain transfer awards for multiple clients.

Rescission Dispute

Successfully recovered online property hijacked by a seller who locked out access to the buyer after closing.

Removal of Recalcitrant Shareholder

Successfully negotiated favorable buy-out and release of a recalcitrant shareholder for media company client.

Entertainment Related Divestiture

Represented sell-side of a major US-based entertainment company to divest various properties with a purchase price in excess of $50 MM.

Represented Client in Stadium Sponsorship Transaction

Metlawgroup represented Beiersdorf in negotiating its Nivea stadium sponsorship and branding rights for the 2014-2015 FXFL season.


We are privileged to have received the esteemed "AV" rating by Martindale Hubbel, which is the highest peer review rating for performance and ethics in the legal profession throughout the United States. The testimonials below are examples of how our commitment to professionalism has positively impacted the lives of our clients and members of our network.

Scott Holmes, CMO at Blue Wave
"David has handled my affairs both professionally and for my companies over the past 10 years. We have also worked together proper to that. he is a true friend, colleague and counsel."

Elliott Balbert, Founder, Former Executive Chairman of Natrol
"David is an excellent attorney with superb people skills along with the ability to deliver "customer" answers to complex issues. That is all a nice way of saying that he possesses his own unique business attributes to manage legal issues which I personally find rare in most legal council. I would use David on a broad range of subjects knowing he will solve the problem one way or the other."

Nicole Dezen, WW Marketing Global Device Partners at Microsoft
"I have tremendous respect for David. His business acumen and keen intuition uniquely qualify him for deal making and negotiating at a very high level. His deep caring for his clients is reflected in all of his work and in his communication. I would gladly work with David and I view him as a trusted partner."

Mauricio Duran, President at Definity First
"David’s experience in the Technology sector is impressive. He has helped my company negotiate multiple successful deals, including an acquisition that involved companies from two different countries."

Kam Nasabi, CEO of Kama Enterprises, LLC
"David is a skillful, knowledgeable, and business-savvy Media Attorney. His ability to focus on a client's business needs sets him apart. He actively engages as an extended partner in strategizing, anticipating, and guiding the best course for your emerging business. I would highly recommend him to any company large or small that need his expertise in media and entertainment field."

Larry Gerbrandt, Principal at Media Valuation Partners
"David has an extraordinary knowledge of the media & entertainment sector, not only as an attorney and deal-maker but as a keen observer of these industries, with an emphasis on intellectual property protection and emerging media technologies. On top of that he is standup human being whom I am proud to call a friend."

Kevin Richards, President at The Brand Solutions
"Working with David at Rare Medium was very rewarding. David is impressive in his ability to understand the nuances of technology based business. His knowledge in the technology and new media space makes him a valuable contributor to any new venture."

Michael Polier, CEO The Food Exchange
I have been working with Dave Michail for a few months now and I can't imagine doing business without him. Dave is quick, responsive, and extremely knowledgable regarding just about all the issues I am facing with my start up. Dave offers a unique perspective as he is an entrepreneur himself. He knows the ins and outs of start ups and how to create the right business structure from square one. Dave helped us restructure our business and cap table and now we are a much healthier company for it. He has been invaluable during our fundraising rounds not only helping us with contracts but also joining us for high level meetings and negotiations. I can attribute a great deal of the success and efficiency that I am experiencing with my business to working with Dave Michail.

In-House Marketing Counsel - Fortune 100 Consumer Beverage Company
Just a quick note to let you know how helpful (and extremely efficient) David Michail has been on our promotional work this year. We just had a call about the 2015 work that the brand team wants to do, and David again had great knowledge and historical background to add. Thanks again for introducing him to me and our Company!

Eric Damier, CEO AllDay
"David Michail is like having a business partner who’s also your attorney, when it comes to strategic business and legal representation he’s the person I want next to me. When I want a practical and effective answer, David is not afraid to sift through bullshit and turn it into gold. Don't make the mistake to think he's some ordinary attorney. As the CEO of my company, I need to surround myself with the best people possible.... I would recommend David to anyone who’s looking for an attorney who can be both strategic in business and legal representation. Hard to find both in one, David has both."

Tamoor Shafi, Founder & CEO Omnia Media, Inc.
David Michail has been instrumental to our success as a young start-up growing into one of the top 5 MCN's in the industry. While other lawyers may be tactically useful by drafting contracts and corporate documents, David's capabilities are leagues beyond that. His approach is strategic. Having helped us out of numerous jams and guided us in making effective decisions since starting the company, we are extremely grateful to have him part of our team. In my opinion, there are two types of attorneys in the marketplace...lawyers and counselors. Lawyers are a dime a dozen, but counselors are a rare find...and we are happy to have struck gold by finding David.



Copyright ©2017 metlawgroup.com, All rights reserved   |   terms of use