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Lindsay Gunn Spiller

Lindsay Gunn Spiller

Spiller Law - Startup and Small Business, Contracts, and Entertainment Lawyer
  • Business Law, Entertainment & Sports Law, Estate Planning ...
  • California, District of Columbia
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Biography

Spiller Law is a business, estate planning and entertainment law firm located in San Francisco, California.

Business:

We serve small to medium-sized businesses in the areas of contracts, business planning, mergers and acquisitions, partnership agreements, corporate formation and dispute resolution. We have advised businesses in involved in aviation, finance, health care, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, music, film, and television.

Estate Planning:

We work with individuals and couples to create simple to sophisticated estate plans, depending on their needs.

Entertainment Law:

We advise film/TV, new media, and music clients as to business planning, business formation, contract negotiation, and licensing

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Entertainment & Sports Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Intellectual Property
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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District of Columbia
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Founder and Principal Attorney
Spiller Law
- Current
Education
Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. (1985)
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University of California - Berkeley
B.A. (1980) | Political Economies of Industrialized Societies
Honors: With Distinction
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Awards
Top 100 Entertainment Lawyers in State of California
American Society of Legal Advocates
Top 100 Entertainment Lawyers in State of California
American Society of Legal Advocates
Professional Associations
California Lawyers for the Arts
Panel and referral attorney
- Current
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California State Bar  # 141688
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
The Business of Making and Distributing Independent Film, California Lawyers for the Arts - Filmmakers Workshopi, Berkeley, California
California Lawyers for the Arts
Spoke to a group of filmmakers about the legal and practical aspects of filmmaking and film distribution
The Business of Making and Distributing Independent Film, California Lawyers for the Arts - Filmmakers Workshopi, Berkeley, California
California Lawyers for the Arts
Spoke to a group of filmmakers about the legal and practical aspects of filmmaking and film distribution
The Business of Making and Distributing Film, California Lawyers for the Arts - Filmmakers Workshop, Berkeley, California
California Lawyers for the Arts
Spoke to a group of filmmakers about the legal and practical aspects of filmmaking and film distribution
The Entertainment Attorney's role in Film Production, Sacramento Filmworks Television Show - Featured Guest, Sacramento, California
Sacramento Filmworks
Participated as a featured guest in television show about the role entertainment lawyers play in film production
The Business of Making and Distributing Film, California Lawyers for the Arts - Filmmakers Workshop, San Francisco, California
California Lawyers for the Arts
Spoke to a group of filmmakers about the legal and practical aspects of filmmaking and film distribution
The Business of Making and Distributing Film, California Lawyers for the Arts - Filmmakers Workshop, San Francisco,
California Lawyers for the Arts
Spoke to a group of Northern California filmmakers about the legal and business aspects of filmmaking and film distribution
The Business of Making and Distributing Film, California Lawyers for the Arts - Filmmakers Workshop, San Francisco
California Lawyers for the Arts
Spoke to a group of filmmakers about the legal and business aspects of filmmaking
Estate Planning for the Real Esate Investor, 1031 Exchange Conference, San Francisco, California
NES Financial
Estate Planning - Simplified, Northern California Escrow Association Annual Meeting, Oakland, California
Northern California Escrow Association
Featured speaker on the topic of estate planning and how it relates to escrow companies
The Business of Film Production, California Lawyers for the Arts - Filmmakers Workshop, San Francisco, California
California Lawyers for the Arts
Spoke to a group of Northern California filmmakers about the legal and business aspects to producing films
Websites & Blogs
Website
Spiller Law website
Blog
Spiller Law Blog
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. Can my clipsite store be completely terminated for DMCA even if I was never warned or able to defend myself
A: Using film clips owned by someone else without their authorization violates the copyright. If the film clip was posted online, it might be taken down through the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The DMCA allows individuals to file a complaint with website administrators when they believe their copyrighted material has been used without their consent. Website owners must then take appropriate action to remove the film clip or face potential legal ramifications. It is important to remember that copyrighted material should not be used without permission, even if it is online, and may appear free. Also, it doesn't matter whether the infringer had an opportunity to defend himself. If the film clip owner has a valid copyright for their clip and was used without permission, it can be taken down through the DMCA. So It is always best to obtain proper authorization before posting or using film clips online to avoid potential legal issues. Getting appropriate approval from the film clip owner before posting it can save you a lot of trouble in the long run. Can you appeal a DMCA takedown request? If a film clip has been taken down from an online source due to a DMCA claim, it is possible to appeal the decision. If the website you took the pins from can show that it owned or controlled the clips and transferred a proper license to you, you may have a stronger case. The film clip owner should then contact the website administrator or hosting provider to submit an appeal. Depending on the circumstances and evidence provided, the website may decide to reinstate the film clip or determine that it still violates copyright laws and should remain taken down. However, it is essential to note that even if the film clip owner wins an appeal, they may still be liable for damages in civil court if the clip was used without permission. Therefore, obtaining proper authorization before posting film clips online is always advisable to avoid potential legal issues.
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Contact & Map
Spiller Law
595 Pacific Avenue
Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94133
Telephone: (415) 991-7298
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: Lindsay Spiller splits his time between San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. You may schedule calls at the Spiller Law website (www.spillerlaw.com)