Mike Ambroziak

Mike Ambroziak provides legal counsel to a variety of businesses, business owners and real estate investors in the capacity of outside general counsel. Typical counsel ranges from corporate formation, investment, governance, M&A, personnel matters and dispute resolution, to real estate transactions and leasing, financing, outsourcing, product/service development and an ongoing array of commercial transactions in a variety of industries. Mike brings decades of business and legal experience in technology and media, including all aspects of software development and commercialization, and specializes in structuring and negotiating agreements related to intellectual property commercialization and technology transfer (e.g., technology licensing, media transactions, etc.). Prior to 2004, Mike was Senior Counsel for Sun Microsystems, Inc. where he handled complex cross-divisional transactions involving software, services, processors and hardware, as well as wide variety of commercial matters ranging from teaming, marketing and service delivery, to procurement, outsourcing, strategic alliances and technology acquisitions. Mike also provided intellectual property counsel on M&A and investment matters, as well as product development and worldwide electronic commerce and Internet communications. Before joining Sun, Mike practiced with the Information Technology practice group of DLA Piper where he represented Fortune 100 clients in significant Information Technology transactions, including: (a) telecommunications, fiber optic, VOIP, software and other information technology systems development, integration, maintenance, marketing and licensing; (b) strategic Internet alliances for automobile OEMs; and (c) telecommunications equipment procurement agreements in excess of $300 million. During this period he also served as assistant outside general counsel to an international consortium of telecommunications companies. Before practicing law, Mike managed operations for high-tech film and video post-production facilities serving the advertising, production and Silicon Valley business communities in Northern California and brings two decades of business experience in other technology, film, video & media businesses. He continues to work with artists and filmmakers in the protection and commercialization of their works. Mike remains involved in his community, media and in the arts. Over the years, he has worked with Chicago's Lawyers for the Creative Arts, the Mass Media Bureau of the Federal Communications Commissions and the legal department of Chicago's PBS Affiliate (WTTW Channel 11). He recently served for three years as board member and secretary for Colorado Lawyers for the Arts (COLA) and two years as a Colorado Film and Video Association Board Member. He has presented legal lectures to various media, business and arts related groups such as the National Association of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), the Aspen Institute, Rockies Venture Club, VidExpo, SIE Film Center, Denver Public Art Program, RiNo, Lakewood Arts Council, Colorado Film School, Regis University and various other colleges, and was selected by the Denver Business Journal “Best of The Bar Awards” as one of Colorado’s top three attorneys in Media and Communications. He has also won 'Best of the Best' awards for Arvada and Golden in 2016 and 2017. Mike is currently serving as the President of the Board of Directors for Compass Montessori in Golden and was its past Vice President and Treasurer. Mike received his Juris Doctor and certification in Intellectual Property Law from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology and his Bachelor of Science in Speech from Northwestern University, majoring in Radio, TV & Film Communications with an additional concentration in Latin American Studies. He is licensed in Illinois (inactive) and Colorado. He can be reached at mike@ambroziaklaw.com, via our "Contact Us" page, or on www.linkedin.com.

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