Bar Admissions

  • California

Education

  • J.D., University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, 2004
    Sports, Music and Entertainment Law Society

    Harmon Killebrew Benevolent Society
  • B.S., Biological Anthropology, University of California at Los Angeles, 2000
    Campus Ambassador

    Order of Omega Honor Society

Memberships

  • American Bar Association

    Los Angeles County Bar Association
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Bret P. Siciliano

Counsel

Bret Siciliano is a member of the Corporate Group in Los Angeles. He represents clients in various industries on a wide range of business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, private placements, real estate acquisition and disposition, commercial leases, joint ventures, liquidations, and sales. Bret provides advice on all aspects of entity formation and capitalization to both start-ups and established companies. He is also a member of Venable’s Advertising Law group, where he specializes in drafting and negotiating endorsement and spokesperson agreements, marketing agreements, licensing agreements, direct response production agreements, fulfillment contracts, and manufacturing agreements.

Significant Matters

Bret's recent matters include:
  • Successful licensing of a client’s products to the world’s largest coffee chain.
  • Acquisition of a 50% interest in a music talent agency in the United Kingdom for a U.S.-based client.
  • Representation of multiple direct-response marketing companies in corporate and business transactions matters.
  • Drafting endorsement agreements between advertisers and talent with respect to the promotion of products through various platforms (including social media, infomercials, commercials, video blogs, and still photography).
  • Preparing and negotiating agreements between clients and production companies related to the creation of infomercials, commercials, and marketing activities.
  • Drafting and negotiating a Co-Packing Agreement for a client’s organic mother/baby products.
  • Successful completion of numerous real estate joint ventures in California, Washington state, and Texas.
  • Various mergers and acquisitions, dissolutions, joint ventures, and licensing and distribution arrangements.

Activities

Bret is active in Venable's recruiting efforts and frequently interviews candidates for summer associate and lateral attorney positions, and has been a summer associate mentor. He leads Venable’s involvement in the USC Law Firm Challenge and participates in the USC Gould School of Law's Mentor Lunch and Mock Interview Programs.

Bret serves local clients as part of Venable's pro bono program.