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James L. Moultrie III is a partner of the law firm Haysbert | Moultrie LLP. He specializes in corporate, entertainment, international dealings, common interest development, and intellectual property law. James possesses comprehensive experience advising, counseling, and working with diverse companies, individuals, and talent on matters including negotiations, settlements, business planning, mergers & acquisitions, commercial contracts, entity formation, securities, escrow, corporate maintenance, risk management, tax issues, venture capital financing, copyright and trademarks, licensing, and the drafting and review of a wide range of transactional agreements with some of the world's largest organizations.


James received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he graduated from its selective Corporate Law Concentration Program. While attending law school, James acted in a number of leadership roles and was also chosen to be a member of Loyola’s Transactional Negotiation Team, where he refined his legal planning, drafting, and negotiation skills in the context of numerous judged competitions. Moreover, he had the benefit and privilege of externing for the Honorable Michael B. Harwin of the Los Angeles Superior Court, Northwest District, and he gained valuable experience in the area of intellectual property protection while performing research and producing deliverables at the International Intellectual Property Institute in London, England and Brussels, Belgium.


Prior to joining the firm, James started his practice of law working with Southern California based start-up technology companies, and served as in-house counsel for an international exporting company focusing on developing areas of Africa and South America. James also practiced as a corporate attorney in multiple law firms focused on sophisticated business, employment, and intellectual property issues, including a firm headquartered in San Francisco's Financial District. He has handled complex legal and advisement matters for both emerging growth companies, as well as multi-national corporations. In addition, James has extensive connections and experience in the Los Angeles entertainment industry, and has worked with numerous production companies, directors, actors, musicians, comedians, and other entertainers on diversified media and content creation transactions.

James is admitted to practice law in the State of California, including its Central and Eastern U.S. Federal District Courts, and the District of Columbia, including its own U.S. Federal District Court. James also regularly speaks on panels, has worked on successful political campaigns, and is actively involved in a number of professional organizations such as the Commonwealth Club of California, Business Network International, the John M. Langston Bar Association, and the California Minority Counsel Program. He has been named a Southern California Top Lawyer by Los Angeles Magazine and a Super Lawyers Rising Star.




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