metlawgroup is pleased to announce that this month it will open its second office in Silicon Valley in a coordinated alliance with the firm of Soares and Avila which has offices in Barcelona, Spain and Rio, Brazil. Metlawgroup and the Soares firm will co-represent various multi-national companies from Spain seeking to infiltrate US markets and the VC community on Sand Hill Road with a focus on technology, green-tech and life sciences. LOS ANGELES, CA, September 17, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ — metlawgroup is pleased to announce that this month it will open its second office in Silicon Valley in a coordinated alliance with the firm of Soares and Avila which has offices in Barcelona, Spain and Rio, Brazil. Metlawgroup and the Soares firm will co-represent various multi-national companies from Spain seeking to infiltrate US markets and the VC community on Sand Hill Road with a focus on technology, green-tech and life sciences.
Metlawgroup’s San Jose office is scheduled to open September 15, 2009 and will be located at 111 N Market St 6th floor – San Jose, CA 95113 and we will be working with the COPCA program (Catalan Trade Office) serving companies from that region.
Metlawgroup is a premier technology, media and entertainment firm headquartered in Los Angeles serving Fortune 500 and start-up companies for over a decade by facilitating high-stakes revenue producing and financing transactions.
Soares & Avila was founded in Brazil in 1989 and opened its Spanish operations fifteen years ago. Focusing primarily on intellectual property, unfair competition, international private law and Spanish mercantile law, the Soares firm provides counseling, licensing and litigation services in complex domestic and trans-jurisdictional legal matters. Flavio A. Soares, the managing partner, is admitted to the Brazilian and Spanish Bars and represents leading Spanish based software and Internet companies. He is also a member of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland.
David Michail, managing principal of metlawgroup comments on the alliance and the firm’s expansion, "While most of our competitors are scaling back in these economic times, we take a contrarian view about market opportunity and are aggressively seeking to build our capacity to serve clients in a global arena. This strategic alliance with the Soares & Avila firm poses significant synergistic opportunities to expand our offer into the EU, Latin American and Silicon Valley with our technology, media and entertainment practices. With so much talent available in the current marketplace and a base of new international clients to establish a footprint in these markets, we believe this to be a move for the firm to gain tremendous momentum at this time."
metlawgroup represents investors, clean-tech companies, software developers, content aggregators and distributors, new media companies, production companies, branded entertainment firms, advertising and interactive agencies, gaming companies and other technology, media, entertainment transactions. Metlawgroup is AV Rated by Martindale Hubbel and recognized by Law and Politics Magazine as among the top two firms in California and the top forty-three firms in the US for the technology/outsourcing practices.
metlawgroup is recognized as one of the top law firms focusing on media, technology and entertainment transactions. Representing Fortune 500 and emerging companies, the firm has established itself as a leader in leveling the playing field in negotiations and facilitating success for its clients. For more information, please contact us at 310-670-4656.
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