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Experienced Advocacy. Strategic Solutions.

Salehpour Legal is a law firm which provides big firm representation at small firm prices. We are committed to excellence and have successfully represented clients across the nation ranging from entrepreneurs and small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

We offer innovative solutions to startups, businesses, and entrepreneurs in a variety of industries including technology, media and entertainment, transportation, logistics, retail, real estate, cannabis, and food and beverage. Whatever your legal needs or questions are, Salehpour Legal is here to partner with you and provide you with quick and efficient resolutions.

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WHERE YOU’LL FEEL THE DIFFERENCE

Efficient Representation. Exceptional Results.

At Salehpour Legal we are a new kind of law firm for a changing world. We are consistent, patient and professional, giving each client the personal attention they deserve. An integral part of our services is to work closely with our clients and act as partner with them so that they can make the right decisions with respect to their legal needs and continue to successfully grow and scale their businesses.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PRACTICE AREAS

Our experienced and innovative lawyers bring a whole universe of experience and knowledge to each case. We understand that the world is constantly changing and you may be confronted by a confusing array of regulations, questions, and occasional disputes. Check out our areas of expertise and call us with your legal questions today.

CONTRACTS, TECH TRANSACTIONS, AND MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

We assists clients with their diverse business needs, including drafting and negotiating business contracts and agreements such as:

  • Master Services Agreements (MSAs) and Statements of Work (SOWs)

  • NDAs and Confidentiality Agreements

  • Consultant and Employment Agreements

  • SAAS Agreements

  • Licensing Agreements

  • Terms of Service/Terms and Conditions

  • Privacy Policies

  • Vendor Agreements

  • Intellectual Property Agreements

  • Subscription Agreements

  • Joint Venture/Partnership Agreements

  • Reseller/Referral Agreements

  • Data Processing Agreements (under GDPR and CCPA)

  • Marketing Agreements

  • Shareholder Agreements

  • Operating Agreements

  • Asset Purchase Agreements

  • Merger Agreements

  • Acquisition Agreements

  • Government Contracts

  • Subcontractor Agreements

  • HIPAA Business Associate Agreements

  • SOC Audit Agreements

  • OEM Agreements

  • Beta Agreements

  • Separation Agreements

  • Digital Currency Agreements

  • Design Agreements

  • Management Agreements

  • Agency Agreements

  • Publishing Agreements

  • Influencer Agreements

  • Leases

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DATA RIGHTS, DATA PRIVACY, AND CYBERSECURITY

We assist clients with diverse data rights, data privacy, and cybersecurity needs, including but not limited to:

  •  Drafting and negotiating privacy relating agreements such as Privacy Polices, Data Processing Agreement (under GDPR and CCPA), and HIPAA Business Associate Agreements.

  •  Working strategically with clients to address privacy and cybersecurity issues and considerations in their customer and vendor relationships.

  •  Working strategically with clients to address privacy and cybersecurity issues in relation to their services and product offerings.

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REGULATORY AND LEGAL COUNSELING 

We provide sophisticated advice and counsel to clients regarding regulatory and legal requirements relating to their services and product offerings and launches, including, but not limited to:

  • Data Rights and Data Privacy (GDPR and CCPA)

  • Open Source Due Diligence and Licensing Issues

  • Intellectual Property Licensing and Protection

  • Use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Algorithms

  • Use of Blockchain and Other Emerging Technologies

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BUSINESS FORMATION AND GENERAL COUNSEL

We assist clients in forming their businesses and advise companies on a variety of general, day-to-day, business law and corporate governance matters in the capacity of outside general counsel, including but not limited to:

  • Limited Liability Companies (LLC) Formation

  • Corporation Formation

  • Secretary of State Filings

  • Annual Meeting Minutes/Consents

  • Protection of Company Assets

  • Limitation of Company Liabilities

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MEET OUR LEGAL TEAM

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MORVAREED Z. SALEHPOUR

Managing Attorney

Morvareed Z. Salehpour is an experienced business and tech lawyer with over a decade of experience in representing entrepreneurs, startups, and businesses. She specializes in creating and negotiating strong contracts and tech transactions to help clients scale and protect their startups and businesses. Her expertise includes counseling clients on product launches, intellectual property licensing and protection, open source issues, and data rights and privacy. She also helps her clients navigate mergers and acquisitions and successfully close such deals.

With a track record of successful negotiations and a deep understanding of the legal intricacies associated with commercial contracts and tech transactions, Ms. Salehpour is a trusted advisor to clients ranging from startups to established businesses in various industries, such as SaaS, AI, analytics, software, and digital health, as well as professional services, media and entertainment, transportation, logistics, healthcare, manufacturing, real estate, fashion, cannabis, food and beverage, and other businesses. She handles a wide range of agreements, including master services agreements (MSAs), SAAS agreements, licensing agreements, terms of services/terms and conditions, subscription agreements, reseller/referral agreements, merger agreements, asset purchase agreement, and many others. She also provides counsel on business structure, operations, revenue generation, and M&A activity. Ms. Salehpour is known for applying unique solutions to client needs and working tirelessly to achieve efficient resolutions.

Ms. Salehpour holds a degree in Political Science, graduating summa cum laude from UCLA in 2007, and a JD from the UCLA School of Law in 2010, where she served as a Managing Editor for the UCLA Law Review. She has previously practiced at BakerHostetler, a national firm, where she was part of the legal team that sought to recover the principal lost in the Madoff Ponzi scheme, and at Strange & Butler, a complex litigation boutique. She is admitted to the State Bar of California, the bars of the United States District Court for the Central, Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California, and the bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Based in Los Angeles, Ms. Salehpour works with clients in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and beyond. She is also Past-President of the Santa Monica Bar Association and currently serves as Career Chair for the UCLA Alumni Westside Bruins Network and as a Board member and Co-Event Chair for UCLA Law Women LEAD. She is also a prolific speaker and writer on business and tech law and emerging tech topics such as artificial intelligence, data privacy, open source, virtual reality/augmented reality, blockchain, and esports.

Recent Speaking Engagements

Blockchains & the Law for Women's Westside Executive Group (June 5, 2018)

Best Practices to Avoid Spoliation Sanctions (MCLE) and Blockchain Law for CSUN Attorney Group (June 6, 2018)

Blockchains & the Law: Common Misconceptions for Bitcoin Los Angeles Roundtable (June 14, 2018)

Attorney Perspectives on Litigation Funding for Litigation Funding Conference: Los Angeles (June 14, 2018)

Women Innovators in Blockchain for LA Blockchain Summit (June 19, 2018)

SEC & IRS Regulations - What's Next For Blockchain Tokens & ICO's for LA Blockchain Summit (June 20, 2018)

How Blockchain Technology is Changing Your Legal Practice for Beverly Hills Bar Association (July 17, 2018)

Blockchain and Self-Driving Finance for SIIA's Deciphering Finance Conference (August 28, 2018)

Uniform Regulation of Virtual Currency Businesses Act for LA Fintech (September 18, 2018)

Top Legal Tips for Entrepreneurs for SCORE (September 21, 2018 and November 17, 2018)

Destruction of Artwork & The Visual Artists Rights Act for Beverly Hills Bar Association (September 24, 2018)

Security Tokens: What You Need To Know for TokenizeLA (September 27, 2018)

The Latest Crypto - Final Friday: From HODL to BUIDL for Expert Dojo and TheLatest.com (September 28, 2018)

Legal Tips for Entrepreneurs and Businesses for General Assembly (October 8, 2018,

January 7, 2019, March 13, 2019, and June 12, 2019)

Blockchain and the Law for IDEAS SoCal Conference 2018 (October 20, 2018)

Legal Mentor at Techstars Startup Weekend Santa Monica (October 26-28, 2018)

Blockchain and the Law for Blockchain at UCI (November 1, 2018)

Legal Tips for Entrepreneurs and Businesses for Create Your Self (November 7, 2018)

Blockchains & the Law for MacTech Conference (November 7-9, 2018)

Blockchain and the Law for IDEAS & Data Application Lab Webinar (November 17, 2018)

Tech Law Issues, Incorporating, and Legal Issues in Blockchain for Persian Women in Tech LA (November 29, 2018)

Executive Real Estate Panels on Blockchain, Real Estate, and Tokenization for Deloitte's 2018 Real Estate Industry Update in Los Angeles and Costa Mesa (December 4, 2018 and December 6, 2018)

Legal Essentials for Blockchain Accelerator at USC (December 19, 2018)

Top Legal Tips for Entrepreneurs and Businesses for Radio Iran KIRN 670 AM (December 20, 2018)

Blockchain and the Law (MCLE) for Lewitt Hackman (February 11, 2019)

Blockchain Payment Processing & Media Fireside Chat for AcquChat (February 20, 2019)

Moderator and Panelist, Corporate and Other Transactional Practices for UCLA Law LEAD Summit '19 (March 1, 2019)

Legal Tips for Entrepreneurs and Businesses for Riveter (March 7, 2019, April 23, 2019, 

June 4, 2019, and August 20, 2019)

Law and Blockchain for UCLA Law's Law and Blockchain Association and PULSE (Program for Understanding Law and Technology) (March 11, 2019)

Demystifying Blockchain in Real Property and Financing (MCLE) for LACBA's (Los Angeles County Bar Association)

Real Property Section (March 20, 2019)

Pepperdine Law's JBEL (Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship and the Law) 2019 Annual Symposium: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and the Future of Digital Currency Law (March 27, 2019)

Blockchain and the Future of Real Estate: A Joint MCLE Presentation between the Santa Monica Bar Association and the Real Property Section of the California Lawyers Association (March 28, 2019)

Analyzing Proptech: The Disruptors on Real Estate’s Doorstep for CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and Center for California Real Estate (April 12, 2019)

Legal Tips for Entrepreneurs and Businesses for Radio KIRN & Iranian Hotline (May 1, 2019)

How to Structure Your Startup to Get Investors Excited and Judge for Startup Network's

145 Startup Battle (May 30, 3019)

Business Law for Women's Westside Executive Group (June 11, 2019)

Judge for Pitch Global LA Event (August 1, 2019)

Breaking Down a Term Sheet and Judge for Startup Network's 153 Startup Battle (August 8, 2019)

 UCLA Law LEAD LLM Orientation for UCLA Law (August 22, 2019)

Emerging Topics in Real Estate for California Association of REALTORS® Expert Witness Forum (September 27, 2019)

 Judge for Startup Network's 157 Unicorn Battle (October 10 2019)

Topics in Real Estate Law for Los Angeles Paralegal Association's Conference (October 12, 2019)

AI, Emerging Tech and the Law for MacTech Conference (October 16-18, 2019)

Navigating the Legal and Regulatory Landscape of Blockchain for IDEAS SoCal Conference 2019 (October 26, 2019)

Legal Tips for Entrepreneurs and Businesses for Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce (November 13, 2019)

Negotiator Identity and Negotiation Context: The Effects of Gender, Race and National Culture

for Loyola Law School (November 18, 2019)

Blockchain Legal Frameworks for Santa Barbara Blockchain Summit (November 23, 2019)

Transportation Policy Panel: Challenges and Opportunities in LA and Where the Future is Headed for UCLA Alumni Los Angeles Westside Network (November 25, 2019)

AI, Emerging Tech and the Law for IDEAS & Data Application Lab Webinar (March 14, 2020)

AI and the Law for Los Angeles Paralegal Association Webinar (April 15, 2020)

Judge for Pitch Global and Berkeley Global Online Pitch Event (April 17, 2020)

The Impact of Emerging Technologies Webinar for UCLA (April 20, 2020)

Excuses, Excuses!  What To Do When Your Deals Fall Apart

During COVID-19 for LACBA (Los Angeles County Bar Association) (May 5, 2020)

Leader for Changing Tides Female Founder Event (May 5, 2020 and August 4, 2020)

Judge for Startup Network's Unicorn Battle New York (May 26, 2020)

Will Blockchain Disrupt IP Legal Services for Trustless Ecosystems (May 26, 2020)

Blockchain and Crypto Companies in the US-regulated Environment for Digital Week Online (May 26, 2020)

Emerging Tech and the Law for Women in Tech Global Conference (June 10, 2020)

Judge for Cleantech Open's Business Clinic (August 10, 2020)

Top Tips To Avoid Legal Pitfalls for Quarantine Wellness Checkup (August 24, 2020)

3 Tactical Ways to Monetize Your IP for Seventh.ai's IP Summit 2020:

The Business of Innovation & the Risk of "Staying Put" (August 28, 2020)

Covid Impacts for Women's Westside Executive Group (September 8, 2020)

Implicit Bias: How to Recognize It and Change the Equation for Santa Monica Bar Association,

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley Bar Association,

and Los Angeles County Bar Association (October 13, 2020)

AI and the Law for 2020 IDEAS Global Conference (October 16, 2020)

How To Properly Build A Community To Ensure A Proper Project Today's Market (Disruptive Tech Space) for

Digital Week Online (October 16, 2020)

AI and the Law for DataCon LA (October 24, 2020)

Negotiation and Implicit Bias for Loyola Law School (November 9, 2020 and April 5, 2021)

Emerging Tech and the Law for Changing Tides' Wave Tour (November 12, 2020)

The Landscape of Startup Funding Webinar for UCLA (November 18, 2020)

How to Start or Reinvigorate a Law Practice for San Fernando Valley Bar Association (January 26, 2021)

Legal Pitfalls of Startup Companies for Quantum Leap Forum of the Los Angeles Tribune (February 21, 2021)

An Introduction for Lawyers to Cryptocurrency and Accepting Payment for

Santa Monica Bar Association (April 29, 2021)

Top Tips to Avoid Legal Pitfalls for Provisors Technology Resources Affinity Group (May 25, 2021)

Top Tips to Avoid Legal Pitfalls for Silicon Valley Software Advisors Group (August 5, 2021)

Hot to Future Proof Your Career for UCLA (August 17, 2021)

 Top Tips to Avoid Legal Pitfalls for the Los Angeles Paralegal Association (August 25, 2021)

Recent Trends in MedTech and HealthTech for UCLA (September 8, 2021)

Top Tips for AI/ML Businesses to Avoid Legal Pitfalls (September 19, 2021)

Top Tips to Avoid Legal Pitfalls for Provisors Transactions and Transitions Group (November 18, 2021)

Top Tips to Avoid Legal Pitfalls for Bruin Professionals (February 3, 2022)

Negotiating and Drafting Digital Health Contracts for Provisors Healthcare Advisors Group (April 5, 2022)

Top Tips to Avoid Contracting Pitfalls for SCORE (June 1, 2022)

Top Tips to Avoid Customer Contracting Pitfalls for Techne Venture Builder (July 13, 2022)

Negotiating and Drafting Digital Health Contracts for Provisors Los Angeles Lawyers Group (August 12, 2022)

Blockchains and the Law for Realtors Commercial Alliance of Orange County (October 12, 2022)

Blockchains and the Law for Silicon Valley Women's Affinity Group (October 27, 2022)

Top Tips to Avoid Legal Pitfalls for IMC USA NorCal (November 1, 2022)

Blockchains and the Law for Provisors Technology Resources Affinity Group (November 22, 2022)

Top Tips To Build A Strong Legal Foundation for Your Business and Avoid Legal Pitfalls for

US Pan Asian American Chamber (December 8, 2022)

Top 2023 SaaS Trends: Insight From A Tech Transactions Attorney for Bay Area Licensing Branding,

Licensing, IP, & Strategic Services Affinity Group (February 28, 2023)

AI & the Law: Challenges and Opportunities with Chatbots such as ChatGPT for Chicago 10

Provisors Group (April 4, 2023)

Digital Health & the Law: 3 Key Issues For Vendors to Consider in Contracts for IDEAS (April 6, 2023)

AI & the Law: Challenges and Opportunities with Chatbots such as ChatGPT for IDEAS (April 27, 2023)

Key Legal Issues in Digital Health for Women in Tech Network (May 12, 2023)

Generative AI Legal Concerns for Technology Affinity Group (May 18, 2023)

Digital Health and the Law: Key Issues for Vendors to Consider in Contracts for

Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) (May 24, 2023)

AI Unveiled: Balancing the Benefits and Burdens with Legal Perspectives for TechCXO AI Forum (June 21, 2023)

AI Unveiled: Balancing the Benefits and Burdens with Legal Perspectives for

Bay Area Real Estate Affinity Group (July 5, 2023)

AI Unveiled: Balancing the Benefits and Burdens with Legal Perspectives for CSUN Attorney Group (August 2, 2023)

Navigating SaaS: A Guide for Both Providers and Users for East Bay Lawyers Affinity Group (October 16, 2023)

AI Unveiled: Balancing the Benefits and Burdens with Legal Perspectives for the

Transactions & Transitions & Family Business Joint Meeting (November 16, 2023)

AI Unveiled: Balancing the Benefits and Burdens with Legal Perspectives for the

Valley Lawyers Affinity Group Meeting (November 21, 2023)

AI Unveiled: Balancing the Benefits and Burdens with Legal Perspectives for the

Los Angeles Paralegal Association (January 24, 2024)

AI Unveiled: Balancing the Benefits and Burdens with Legal Perspectives for the

Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) (January 25, 2024)

AI and the Legal Profession: Ethics, Impacts and Looking Ahead for Smokeball (February 8, 2024)

Artificial Intelligence and the Need for Human Oversight for Innovation Group (February 12, 2024)

Artificial Intelligence for USC MBA Class on Digital Technologies and the Entertainment Industry (February 13, 2024)

AI Unveiled: Balancing the Benefits and Burdens with Legal Perspectives for

Women In Tech Global Conference 2024 (April 24, 2024)

Legal Perspectives on AI for Westside Provisors Group (April 26, 2024)

805 Startups Mentor Office Hours on Tech Law and Business Law Issues (May 1, 2024)

The Comprehensive AI & The Law Webinar for the Los Angeles County Bar Association (May 13, 2024)

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