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John Oliverius provides seasoned, practical counsel specializing in technology and media transactions, based on a corporate legal career spanning more than two decades, including several years as a business affairs executive representing entertainment and sports media industry rights holders. From building startups to closing critical deals, John’s deal-making insights help companies secure important legal objectives in licensing, commercial, and corporate matters through pragmatic problem-solving.

John began practicing law as a corporate associate in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications practice of Greenberg Traurig, LLP in New York City, and later served in various legal and business affairs roles at NBC Universal, Viacom Media Networks, A+E Networks, and the Pac-12 Conference. Over his career, John has led a broad range of domestic and international content licensing, distribution and media rights deals involving a myriad of technology platforms, and other matters including network acquisitions, MFN analysis, retransmission consent, and broadcast production.

John earned his B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and his J.D. from Fordham Law School in New York, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Corporate and Financial Law. He is admitted to the bar in New York and California, and is fluent in Mandarin.


Licensing and IP Agreements

Content licenses (e.g. video, photography, artwork)

SaaS / Cloud services agreements

Software and mobile app development

Software and SDK license agreements

Reseller and distribution agreements

Terms of service and end user licenses


Entertainment and Sports Media

Content distribution agreements, U.S. and international

Program license agreements, U.S. and international

Media rights agreements

Media asset acquisitions and sales

Television production agreements

Technology vendor agreements

Sponsorship and marketing agreements

Endorsement agreements

Carriage negotiation, contract compliance, and MFN analysis


Startup Counseling

Corporation and LLC formation and organization

Early stage financing

Employee and consultant agreements

Non-Disclosure agreements

Marketing and referral agreements




Video games

Sports tech

Clean tech and climate tech


Team Members

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