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Zachary Strebeck's Blog


Zachary C. Strebeck


Attorney – J.D./MDR Pepperdine University School of Law


Zachary Strebeck is a graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law, holding both J.D. and Masters of Dispute Resolution degrees. He has worked with crowdfunding startup Crowdfunder, film and television studio Lionsgate Entertainment, and film distribution house PorchLight Entertainment, as well as mediating in the Los Angeles County court system. He served as an associate producer and former guest on Entertainment Law Update, a podcast dedicated to legal happenings in the entertainment industry.


A former animator and game designer, Zachary has focused his practice on helping game creators and entrepreneurs like himself realize their dreams by ensuring that their legal needs don’t get in the way of their creative endeavors.


Zachary is an avid video gamer and board game player. He plays classical guitar, and has studied various martial arts, including Jeet Kune Do, Wing Chun Kung Fu, and Filipino Kali.

For more information on Zachary or to retain his services as an attorney, please visit his website or feel free to contact him.


Member Blogs

Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck takes a look at a recent Kickstarter trademark dispute and draws some lessons for other creators to avoid claims of infringement.

Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at the SEC's newly-approved final equity crowdfunding rules and discusses how they may fit in with funding game companies.

Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck discusses some of the bad things that can happen if you don’t do a proper trademark search before publishing your game.

Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck takes a look at the question of whether or not a copyright holder should enforce their copyrights, including a look at the potential fan backlash it could cause.

Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at the IRS distinction between businesses and hobbies, and how that affects an indie developer’s taxes.

Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck takes a look at the results of a Washington State lawsuit against the creator of a failed Kickstarter project, Asylum Playing Cards.

Zachary Strebeck's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 11/17/2015 - 01:12]

The post so nice, you ...

The post so nice, you read it twice fixed the issue, not sure how that happened

Comment In: [Blog - 11/03/2015 - 01:09]

No comments That was an ...

No comments That was an excellent article and exactly how I think about the use of crowdfunding in game development. I love it

Comment In: [Blog - 10/22/2015 - 02:24]

Right, as I pointed out ...

Right, as I pointed out up there, I understand why someone might do it, but not after they 've advanced in their business to the point of making actual games. It serves almost no purpose except to do exactly what trademark and copyright law try to fight against - taking ...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/21/2015 - 02:00]

Rachel, thanks for going further ...

Rachel, thanks for going further in-depth on things that I probably shouldn 't be talking about in the first place I 'm definitely not a tax guy Hopefully everyone buys your book

Comment In: [News - 09/16/2015 - 02:39]

Just a quick correction to ...

Just a quick correction to the text above - I don 't believe I say in that linked post that copyright holders should send DMCA takedowns themselves. It 's a legal procedure, and the proper analysis of the infringement should be done beforehand. If that 's the impression that particular ...

Comment In: [News - 09/11/2015 - 04:54]

I don 't know why ...

I don 't know why people continually state what Kickstarter is for, as if it is for a specific type of project. While it may have been that in the beginning, it has evolved far beyond a place for people to get funding for projects that wouldn 't otherwise get ...