Michelle Katz, Business and Legal Professional

4570 Van Nuys Blvd. #568
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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Adjunct Professor, California College of the Arts, 2009-present
Art Center College of Design, 2001- present

Private Legal Practice Supporting Business Start Ups, Artists and Designers, Licensing, Promotions
Intellectual Property, Technology and Media Law

Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, 
Universal Studios New Media 
Universal Studios Consumer Product

Director, Consumer Products and Anti- Piracy
Paramount Pictures

Associate Counsel
Writers Guild of America, West

Associate, Litigation
Gilbert & Sachman

Cooper, Epstein & Hurewitz 1984-1985


Legal and Business Advisor to Start Up Companies


 – Present (3 years 3 months)Greater Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area

Serving as a legal and business advisor to start up companies from idea generation through launch and operation:
Geppetto Avatars
Sparse, Inc.
Raw Science, Inc.
Id4, Inc.
Seed Row
Seraphim Enterprises, Inc.
Mosey, Inc.
Metamason, Inc.
Acuity, Inc
Lecru, Inc
Story Manufacturing
Protos, Inc.



University of Southern California – Doctor of Law, Member of Law Review  1984

California State University, San Francisco- Secondary Education Teaching Credential in English and History 1981

University of California, Berkeley-  Bachelor of Arts, History, With Honors 1980