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Zachary Strebeck's Blog


Zachary C. Strebeck


Attorney – J.D./MDR Pepperdine University School of Law


Zachary Strebeck is a graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law, holding both J.D. and Masters of Dispute Resolution degrees. He has worked with crowdfunding startup Crowdfunder, film and television studio Lionsgate Entertainment, and film distribution house PorchLight Entertainment, as well as mediating in the Los Angeles County court system. He served as an associate producer and former guest on Entertainment Law Update, a podcast dedicated to legal happenings in the entertainment industry.


A former animator and game designer, Zachary has focused his practice on helping game creators and entrepreneurs like himself realize their dreams by ensuring that their legal needs don’t get in the way of their creative endeavors.


Zachary is an avid video gamer and board game player. He plays classical guitar, and has studied various martial arts, including Jeet Kune Do, Wing Chun Kung Fu, and Filipino Kali.

For more information on Zachary or to retain his services as an attorney, please visit his website or feel free to contact him.


Member Blogs

Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at the IRS distinction between businesses and hobbies, and how that affects an indie developerís taxes.

Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck takes a look at the results of a Washington State lawsuit against the creator of a failed Kickstarter project, Asylum Playing Cards.

Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at some of the options that a successful game developer has when facing trademark infringement and copycat game clones.

Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at the many fundraising options available to indie game developers. These include loans, crowdfunding and selling equity in the company in order to fund development.

Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at the new crowdfunding site Fig and explains how its hybrid model allows for equity crowdfunding now and the future.

Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at some of the hyperbolic opposition to the Copyright Office's proposals regarding orphan works and mass digitization. No, the sky is not falling.

Zachary Strebeck's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 09/21/2015 - 02:00]

Rachel, thanks for going further ...

Rachel, thanks for going further in-depth on things that I probably shouldn 't be talking about in the first place I 'm definitely not a tax guy Hopefully everyone buys your book

Comment In: [News - 09/16/2015 - 02:39]

Just a quick correction to ...

Just a quick correction to the text above - I don 't believe I say in that linked post that copyright holders should send DMCA takedowns themselves. It 's a legal procedure, and the proper analysis of the infringement should be done beforehand. If that 's the impression that particular ...

Comment In: [News - 09/11/2015 - 04:54]

I don 't know why ...

I don 't know why people continually state what Kickstarter is for, as if it is for a specific type of project. While it may have been that in the beginning, it has evolved far beyond a place for people to get funding for projects that wouldn 't otherwise get ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/21/2015 - 01:47]

Oh, absolutely. For things that ...

Oh, absolutely. For things that were supposed to be finalized in 90 days, we 're over 3 years out. r n r nAnd yeah, I 've written and spoken about how there is liability when using Kickstarter. I 'll change the verbiage to Rewards-based Crowdfunding

Comment In: [Blog - 08/21/2015 - 01:47]

Yeah, that 's one of ...

Yeah, that 's one of the best parts of being allowed to advertise your offering to everyone r n r nThe old way before the JOBS Act changes would allow unlimited accredited investors and up to 35 non-accredited. However, you couldn 't generally solicit the offering, so it was a ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/15/2015 - 02:02]

Absolutely. I kind of mention ...

Absolutely. I kind of mention it in the article, but it 's not very explicit. Thanks for pointing it out r n r nI have had clients hit with these letters for allegedly infringing on someone else 's trademarks. When I investigated, it is easy to see that the claim ...