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Steven Goldstein
Senior Counsel
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

Steve Goldstein is a Senior Counsel of the Firm. Steve received his B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1994 and his J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School in 1998.

Steve served as an associate of the Firm from 2003 to 2005, and rejoined the Firm in 2009. Prior to rejoining the Firm, Steve acted as Director of Business Development and General Counsel for Flagship Studios, Inc. from 2005 until 2008. In his role at Flagship, Steve negotiated all of its publishing, co-marketing and ancillary properties agreements, including agreements with Namco Bandai Games America, Inc., Hanbitsoft, Inc., The9 Limited, Massive, Inc., LiveGamer, Inc., Microsoft, Nvidia, Creative Labs, Alienware, Weta Workshop, TOKYOPOP!, Dark Horse Comics and Simon & Schuster, among others. Steve also spearheaded the creation of a multimillion dollar line of credit for Flagship with Comerica Bank based on Flagship’s video game properties. In his capacity with Flagship, Steve co-founded and served as President, Americas & Europe for, Ping0 LLC, a digital publishing and online operations subsidiary of Flagship Studios. Additionally, Steve managed the founding of the Ping0, LLC affiliate, Ping0 Interactive Limited, an Ireland company.

Steve’s practice concentrates on advising clients within the video game industry on a variety of issues, including intellectual property protection and exploitation, Internet best practices, such as COPPA safe-harbor protection and drafting of online game privacy policies and terms of use, alternative financing, global corporate structuring, the negotiation of video game publishing agreements, merchandizing agreements and co-marketing agreements and legal issues related to the use and trade of virtual goods.

Steve has spoken at a variety of video game related conferences, including Game Developers Conference, Austin Game Developers Conference, Online Game Developers Conference, Consumer Electronics Show and Law Seminars International’s Gamer Technology Law panel.

As a former associate of the Firm, Steve represented independent videogame publishers and developers, film studios and technology companies, including Flagship, NovaLogic, Inc., 1C Company, High Moon Studios, Revolution Studios, Interplay Entertainment, and Skype Technologies, S.A.











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