Michael Ortiz, Founder and Managing Attorney

Michael Ortiz is the founder and managing attorney of Ortiz Law. He received his law degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in 2015, where he also received a Certificate in Law, Science and Technology with a specialization in Intellectual Property from the ASU Center for Law, Science and Innovation.  Mr. Ortiz was a 2014 HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute Scholar and an Associate Editor of the Sports and Entertainment Law Journal.  During law school, Mr. Ortiz interned for the Honorable Judge Mary H. Murguia in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Honorable Judge Terry J. Hatter, Jr. in the District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division.

Mr. Ortiz served 6 years in the United States Marine Corps, Reserves, earning the rank of Corporal and receiving a Certificate of Commendation before completing his active service in 2012.  He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Law and Society at the University of California, Riverside, where he was also a member of the Alpha Tau Omega leadership fraternity.  During law school, Mr. Ortiz was an executive board member of numerous law student organizations, including the Volunteer Legal Assistance for Artists Association and the Chicano/Latino Law Student Association.  Mr. Ortiz is currently on the executive board of the Riverside County Bar Association, Barristers.

Mr. Ortiz is committed to providing excellent service to his clients. His practice is focused on Business, Intellectual Property, Entertainment, and Technology law.  He handles all stages of business formation and management, contract negotiation and drafting, intellectual property registration, protection, licensing, and litigation of commercial, intellectual property, and technology disputes.

Mr. Ortiz’s broad range of training and experience in both transactions and litigation allows him to provide clients with personalized, efficient and effective solutions to their complex legal situations.

General Experience, Accomplishments and Representations.

Drafting of agreements facilitating complex software development deals involving unique payment terms and/or equity financing
Drafting of Intellectual Property licensing agreements and assignments

Drafting general agreements such as: employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, vendor agreements, service agreements, advisor agreements, operating agreements, partnership agreements, end-user license agreements, etc.

Advise and provide deliverables related to internet, technology, and privacy law, including but not limited to privacy policies, website terms of use, the Consumer Decency Act Section 230, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, online defamation and other privacy violations, cyber bullying and other cybercrimes, domain names sales, Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy disputes, Federal Communications Act television piracy violations, etc…

Defended alternative energy company from 6-figure claim in United States Bankruptcy Court resulting in Plaintiff’s voluntary dismissal of all claims.

Successfully briefed and argued appeal of trial court judgment relating to Homeowner’s Association, Davis-Sterling Act claims, prevailing on all issues and resulting in reversing and remanding to trial court. Represented appellant.

Successfully obtained settlement and partial discharge of Federal Student Loan in bankruptcy. Represented debtor.

Publications and Presentations

Co-Presenter, Introduction to Blockchain Presentation, presented by App Core Labs, Corona, CA, May 2018.

Co-Presenter, Prototypes: Contracts and Legal Issues, presented by Industrial Fabrics Association International, May 2018.

Author, The Prohibition of Professional Boxing, Hart-Devlin Approved, ASU Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Fall 2014.