LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Manatt Digital Media, a full-service digital media consultancy within Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, today announced it has joined with WeWork Labs to provide innovative full-service business consulting, connecting and legal services in the startup ecosystem's Los Angeles space.
WeWork Labs' community of entrepreneurs and early-stage digital media and technology companies will have continuous full access to a rotating team from Manatt Digital Media, which will occupy a private office within the space. Manatt Digital Media's team will leverage their proven entrepreneurial, operational, finance and legal experience to help WeWork Lab's Los Angeles members — which range from filmmakers and production companies to social media entrepreneurs and technology startups — raise venture capital, identify and network with potential partners, execute strategic business partnerships, offer operational perspective and provide full entrepreneurial legal services every step of the way.
"This strategic partnership provides WeWork Lab's dynamic community with the industry's most comprehensive and entrepreneurial business and legal consulting services," said Hale Boggs, chairman of Manatt Digital Media. "Our nationally recognized team is thrilled to become embedded in this community on a full-time basis and offer professional mentorship and counsel to help entrepreneurs navigate the key issues facing their startups today."
Manatt Digital Media will also deliver presentations on various legal topics of interest to members of WeWork Labs' Los Angeles community, from early-stage formation and stock options to venture capital and angel financing, and intellectual property protection.
"The addition of Manatt Digital Media is another reason WeWork Labs is the best place to grow an early-stage tech startup," said Jesse Middleton, co-founder of WeWork Labs, which also has locations in New York City and San Francisco. "During the early stage in particular, many questions arise as to how to best build a successful tech startup, and Manatt Digital Media's deep experience will prove to be an invaluable resource for our entrepreneurs in scaling their startups."
Manatt Digital Media's clients range from individual international superstars to startup and growth-stage private companies to publicly traded major media companies, including BMG Rights Management, INgrooves, BOOM! Entertainment and DIRECTV.
About Manatt Digital Media
Manatt Digital Media is a full-service digital media platform created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, whatever the size or stage of the company, from startup to growth-stage to mature public companies. Manatt Digital Media uniquely offers a one-stop shop of professional services that is grounded in the legal and business experience of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, one of the world's most respected law firms in the media, entertainment and advertising industries. Manatt Digital Media offers its clients differentiated value and impact in multiple forms and across the life span of their companies – from venture capital to strategic relationship-building and artist access to business consulting and creative deal-making, including content licensing, distribution and M&A. For more information, visit www.manattdigitalmedia.com.
About Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is one of the nation's leading law firms, with offices strategically located in California (Los Angeles, Orange County, Palo Alto, San Francisco and Sacramento), New York (New York City and Albany) and Washington, D.C. The firm represents a sophisticated client base — including Fortune 500, middle-market and emerging companies — across a range of practice areas and industry sectors. For more information, visit www.manatt.com.
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