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AJ Merrill

AJ Merrill

Legal, Biz, & Finance Adviser to Media/Tech/General Biz w/ Social Cause Focus
  • Entertainment & Sports Law, Intellectual Property, Business Law ...
  • Georgia
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AJ helps Media, Technology, Online, Education and other businesses launch, grow, and build lasting relationships with customers, partners and the community through a strong public benefit / social cause focus. He likes to make it Fun, because life is short! (And, it turns out, Fun is Good for Business! :)

University of Southern California
J.D. (1996) | Entertainment, Contracts, Intellectual Property, International Business and Finance, Telecommunications, Constitutional Law and History of American Legal Thought
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Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Merrill Law
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Outside General Counsel. Business & Legal Adviser to Entertainment, Tech, Education startup and growth companies with a strong focus on Public Benefit. Production, Finance, and Distribution Agmnts. Int'n'l Tech Mktg, Sales, Shipping, Finance and Delivery Agreements, Sourcing, Brokering, Letters of Credit, Currency Exchange, other Int'n'l Transfer of Funds Issues, Crypto Assets, Sourcing/Printing/Delivery of Foreign-Language Materials, Talent Representation, Employment Agreements, Contract Drafting, Negotiation. Startup Consulting, all aspects of the enterprise including structuring, launch, tax treatment, ownership and control, p'ner agreements, client agreements, protection of intellectual property & other material, pricing, marketing, growth and development, exit strategy and planning, liability insurance. Copyright Trademark Consulting. Agreements within the Organization. Developing long-term relationships with p'ners, customers and the community. Keeping it Fun :)
Managing Partner
Valant LLP
Speaking Engagements
Business Ethics, Women in Nuclear Energy
Professional Associations
State Bar of Georgia
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Free Consultation
    Up to 20 minute initial consultation free.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Most major credit cards, pay by text, zelle, etc.
Practice Areas
Entertainment & Sports Law
Intellectual Property
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
International Law
Imports & Exports
Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Communications & Internet Law
Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Additional Practice Area
  • Traditional, Creative, & Crypto-Asset Finance
  • English
Contact & Map
POBox 52003
Atlanta, GA 30355
Telephone: (678) 532-7359