PALO ALTO, Calif. (CitizenWire) — Virtual Law Partners LLP is very pleased to announce that Melody Torbati has joined the firm as a partner in the Technology Transactions practice. Ms. Torbati was formerly with Morrison Foerster, LLP where she represented leading and cutting-edge technology companies on a wide variety of transactions involving technology and intellectual property matters. She will be based in Los Angeles, CA.
“Melody enhances our firm’s technology transaction and licensing practice by bringing her considerable experience with technology companies as well as digital media and entertainment law experience,” said Baird Garrett, chair of VLP’s Technology Transactions practice group. “With the addition of Melody, we increase VLP’s ability to provide highly experienced attorneys to service the transactional needs of our clients and increase our presence in Los Angeles, which is an area we are strategically focused on growing.”
“Melody is highly respected in her field, and we are very pleased to have such a talented attorney join our growing firm,” stated Cathryn Chinn, the firm’s CEO. “We continue to gain interest from highly-qualified attorneys from top-tier, national firms who are seeking a more efficient and client-centered model to better serve their clients.”
Ms. Torbati’s practice focuses on counseling clients in a wide array of industries, ranging from motion picture studios to healthcare organizations to financial institutions, and negotiating agreements on behalf of her clients on a wide variety of transactions involving technology, content and intellectual property matters. Ms. Torbati is highly experienced in transactions involving the development, sale, acquisition, and licensing of content and other intellectual property; development and distribution of content; software and solutions licensing; implementation of information technology systems and data transfers; manufacturing of hardware and technology products; and semiconductor transactions. Ms. Torbati also has extensive expertise in general commercial agreements such as sourcing transactions, distribution transactions, strategic alliance transactions and joint venture transactions.
“Virtual Law Partners offers an exciting opportunity to be a part of a dynamic alternative to the traditional law firm business model that lets me grow and develop my practice in a setting that offers far more flexibility for clients,” stated Ms. Torbati.
Ms. Torbati is admitted to the Bar of the State of California. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California Law School where she was a member of the Southern California Law Review and awarded the Norma Zarky Award for Excellence in Entertainment Law. Ms. Torbati graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Los Angeles.
About Virtual Law Partners LLP
VLP is a general business and transactional law firm that delivers top quality, efficient and cost-effective legal services. Our practice reaches across multiple industry sectors, including high tech, life sciences, intellectual property, angel and venture capital financings, clean tech, insurance, tax, commercial lending and real estate. We represent clients that vary in size from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies, and our client base includes private and public corporations, venture capital and private equity funds, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and individuals. By eliminating central offices and other unnecessary expenses, we cut our overhead and offer compelling rates. VLP is based on the core values of excellence, efficiency and innovation, and we pride ourselves on being at the cutting edge of the changing legal profession.
For more information about VLP, visit www.virtuallawpartners.com .
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