Bret P. Siciliano

Partner
Siciliano Bret

Bret P. Siciliano represents clients in various industries on a wide range of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private placements, real estate transactions, joint ventures, transactional advertising matters, and sponsorships and endorsements.

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Obtained licensing of a client’s products to the world’s largest coffee chain
  • Assisted  a U.S.-based client in acquiring a 50% interest in a United Kingdom music talent agency
  • Represented multiple direct-response marketing companies in corporate matters and business transactions
  • Drafted endorsement agreements between advertisers and talent for the promotion of products through various platforms, including social media, infomercials, commercials, video blogs, and still photography
  • Prepared and negotiated agreements between clients and production companies related to the creation of infomercials, commercials, and marketing activities
  • Drafted and negotiated a co-packing agreement for a client’s organic mother/baby products
  • Completed numerous real estate joint ventures on behalf of clients in California, Washington state, and Texas
  • Assisted clients with mergers and acquisitions, dissolutions, joint ventures, and licensing and distribution arrangements

Insights

Credentials
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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

Bar Admissions

  • California

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Leads Venable’s involvement in the USC Law Firm Challenge; participant, USC Gould School of Law’s Mentor Lunch and Mock Interview Programs
  • Active in Venable’s recruiting efforts and frequently interviews candidates for summer associate and lateral attorney positions
  • Mentor, Venable’s summer associate program 
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
     

Community
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Pro Bono

  • Serves local clients as part of Venable’s pro bono program