Gregg Zegarelli – Technology & Entrepreneurial Ventures Law Group PC

Practice/Organization Description

Mr. Zegarelli has practiced law for more than 23 years and is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, District of Columbia and State of Illinois. He is a graduate of Duquesne University with dual major areas of study in Accounting and History and dual minors in Philosophy and Political Science. Mr. Zegarelli is a graduate of the Duquesne University School of Law, and he is qualified to sit for the C.P.A. examination in Pennsylvania.

Legal Area of Concentration; Clients

Prior to establishing the law office of Zegarelli Law Group in July, 1990, Mr. Zegarelli was a Summer Associate and an Associate with one of the largest law firms in the City of Pittsburgh, concentrating in the corporate law and "emerging companies" section.

Mr. Zegarelli practices in all transactional areas of law, with a concentration in computer law and the law of corporate and business transactions. His representation includes advising on business formation and entrepreneurial ventures, commercial and corporate litigation, venture capital, franchising, mergers and acquisitions, licensing of technology and information, employee and independent contractor agreements, and intellectual property matters such as copyright, media, trade secret and trademark law. He also represents clients in entertainment enterprises, and he generally assists clients with getting their ideas and products to market. Mr. Zegarelli also focuses in Right to Know, privacy, "sunshine" and social media laws, assisting clients draft policies and procedures for social media.

Mr. Zegarelli serves as general corporate counsel for businesses ranging from the startup stage to large well-established enterprises. His client list includes "INC. 500" companies, the largest technology consulting firms in the region, various local and regional Internet Service Providers, and software developers with products nationally rated #1. Mr. Zegarelli has also been retained as special counsel for technology development contracts, such as for the automated parking facility at the Pittsburgh International Airport.

Mr. Zegarelli has directly performed legal work and negotiated contracts with well-known companies including Acclaim, Borland, Coca-Cola, Disney, General Electric, Intel, Mattel, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Microsoft, Sony and Xerox.

Mr. Zegarelli has also earned a very unusual credential: not only does he have distinguished corporate law experience, but he also has strong litigation experience. Mr. Zegarelli has represented clients in Federal as well as state courts, and he has successfully litigated technology disputes with extremely complicated deliverable logistics. Mr. Zegarelli has litigated technology-related emergency injunctions and has worked with the FBI on technology investigations. Mr. Zegarelli has been selected and served several times as an Arbitrator (Judge) for the American Arbitration Association for technology-related disputes, and has presided over more than 100 arbitrations in the largest class action settlement in history. Mr. Zegarelli was appointed to the panel of neutrals for the United States Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel for two years prior to the statutory internalization. Mr. Zegarelli was appointed by the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to its panel of available neutrals as an Early Neutral Evaluator and as an Arbitrator.

Mr. Zegarelli was lead counsel in Borings v. Google, the first case against Google and its Street View program for infringement, with a successful overturn at the Third Circuit Court of Appeals that resulted in the only known final judgment against Google as an intentional trespasser.

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania, Illinios, Washington CD

Education

Duquesne University Law School

Contact

PO BOX 113345
PITTSBURGH, PA, United States

  • 412-833-0600
  • 412-833-0601

Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Civil Rights
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Privacy
  • Securities Law
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