We offer a full range of legal help for creative businesses and individuals. We're experts when it comes to tech companies, startup law, online & interactive entertainment, indie creatives, and game developers.

Whether you need counsel for business formation, contracts, IP protection, or privacy concerns, we can help. We pride ourselves on working closely and flexibly with our clients to tackle the unique legal issues related to the gaming, app development, online, and creative industries. At Chris Reid Law, we believe that a company's lawyer should be a trusted advisor who helps clients understand not just what to do, but why. 

Contact us for a free initial consultation. We'll help you navigate legal concerns so you can focus on what matters to you – your work.

Our services include but are not limited to: 

  • Business Formation: Company Filings, Governing Documents, Founder Documents, Planning for Financing
  • Contracts: Independent Contractor and Work For Hire Agreements, Service Agreements, Resolving Contract Disputes
  • Intellectual Property Law: IP Strategy Advising, Copyright, Trademark, IP Licensing
  • Privacy Policies: Compliance Advice, Privacy Policy Drafting
  • Video Game Development: Contractor Agreements, Game Development Agreements, Publishing or Marketing Agreements, Licensing and Revenue Share Agreements, EULAs

Meet the Founder

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Chris Reid | Founding Partner

Chris was destined to be a lawyer at age 6, when his older brother forced him to sign an unfair “contract” forbidding him from touching the family’s video game floppy disks. Chris now runs a firm dedicated to helping gaming, tech and creative businesses navigate not just bad contracts, but all the legal issues facing a business.

He began his legal career working for the Legal Aid Society, representing low-income tenants in Brooklyn housing court. He then worked several years as an intellectual property law associate with Ropes & Gray LLP, where he represented leading technology, automotive, pharmaceutical, biomedical and software companies on a variety of complex litigation and transactional intellectual property matters.

In early 2013, Chris was inspired by the explosion of indie game development and started his own creative and technology law firm in Brooklyn, New York dedicated to helping gaming, tech and creative businesses navigate modern legal issues. As a gamer himself, his original goal was to provide affordable legal help for developers and games industry professionals. He quickly expanded his services to startup counsel, company formation law, and much more, realizing that creatives and tech companies of all stripes faced similar issues and deserved access to personalized and affordable legal help.

His favorite game of all time is probably the original Marathon, but ask him what he’s playing recently and he’ll be happy to geek out. He prefers a crowdfunding-backer shirt over a suit any day.

Our Clients

What People Are Saying

 

"Chris has been excellent counsel for us. From small but urgent contract issues, to fundraising and ESOPs - he's been able to handle it all with an incredible level of attention to detail, care for our business, and deep and passionate knowledge of the industry.

- Justin Sacks - Founder, Chrono.gg