Practice without theory makes for unoriginal problem solving. Theory without practice makes for original but impractical thinking. By blending both in counseling our clients about the areas of the law below, our aim is to come to the best practicable solution so as to either forego later problems, or to solve an already existing one. In either case, practiced theory enables us to think of original and simple solutions to complex problems.
We constantly study the politics and business of the technology, media, and design industries so as to properly advise our clients. Oftentimes, the application of law to the facts of a problem may be relatively straightforward. However, taking certain actions may cause unwanted collateral damage in other aspects of a client’s business or life. That’s why we have obtained a deep understanding of the industry standard terms, major players, and trends in the technology, media, and design industries. By taking this holistic approach to advising, our clients feel more comfortable when they embark on a recommended path.
At Long & Associates, we prioritize classic advising and problem solving over billable hours. We believe quickly solving a client’s problem with powerful remedies at workable rates, or by encouraging collaborative problem solving with their adversaries, is the best way to develop not only a sustainable relationship with the client, but also a long lasting reputation. In addition, we provide clients with holistic advising which takes into account the short and long-term non-legal consequences of their actions. These have included the risk of a foreign government’s extrajudicial retribution, leaks to the press, credit rating problems, and armed conflict.
As a result, our services are regularly sought out by the vanguard in technology, media, and design industries, including: Chinese hardware manufacturer LegendSky Tech Company LTD; best new iTunes app Kanvas; Mr. Ramble Jon Krohn (“RJD2”), composer of the theme music to AMC’s award winning Mad Menseries; Northern Lights Post, a New York based post-production concern; Adam Reid of Bodega Studios, producer of the award winning film, Hello Lonesome; Web Liquid, a digital marketing agency based in New York, London, and Lagos; and Mr. Richard Chai, Council of Fashion Designers of America member and winner of the Swarovski Designer of the Year in 2010.
In order to best serve our East and West coast clients, we have offices in New York and California. Our New York office is in the city’s Chelsea neighborhood, close to many of the city’s best tech companies. We also have satellite office locations in downtown San Francisco and Los Angeles.
For office locations and information or to contact us, please see our Contact page.
Ryan Long: Principal
Ryan is a cooperating attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society affiliate. He has over 11 years of experience representing foreign and domestic technology, media, and design clients. His intellectual property, litigation, and transactional expertise has helped clients create, protect, and market their creations, solve complex litigation issues, and negotiate tighter agreements. Prior to starting this practice, he was an antitrust litigator with Milberg LLP in New York City, among others.
Aaron Jackson: Of Counsel
Aaron is of counsel based in San Francisco. He provides Bay Area based technology clients with practical and yet creative problem solving focused counseling in corporate and venture capital raising matters.
Aaron is of counsel based in San Francisco. As the principal of Jackson Law Group, he provides Bay Area based clients with practical and yet creative problem solving focused counseling in corporate and venture capital raising matters. Currently, Aaron represents several emerging growth clients in the technology industry, such as Hana Capital Partners, LLC and Fullerton Venture Partners, LLC.
Our commitment to perform under pressure in order to get the best results for every client, every time, also extends to our pro bono services for the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, which is based in Manhattan, and the Surfrider Foundation, which is based in San Clemente, California. More recently, we successfully obtained 501(c)(3) non-profit status with the Internal Revenue Service for Bronx Spotlight Theatre, Inc., which offers a stage on which Bronx youths can perform.
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