Proactive compliance with consumer and business laws is the best protection from marketing risks and liabilities.

You’ll find Your Ad Attorney’s approach to marketing legal services avoids typical legal hurdles and makes better business sense for every size business.


Here’s what sets
Your Ad Attorney
apart:

Comprehensive marketing legal advice

Your Ad Attorney is an experienced marketing attorney — and business advocate. This balanced perspective developed from helping local, national, and global brands comply with business and consumer laws – and advocating in roles as outside counsel and in-house corporate counsel.

Approach to marketing law compliance

What’s legal is not always best for business. Your Ad Attorney balances what’s legal and what’s ethical with an intent to cultivate greater marketplace credibility and consumer confidence in your business, while complying with laws.  

Flat Rates

No hidden fees or surprise billing. You’ll receive a flat fee from Your Ad Attorney for each of your projects for price certainty. 

Predictable turnaround times

When can you expect Your Ad Attorney’s legal feedback for your project? Expect feedback in five business days, for most matters. Legal review predictability is essential in supporting your marketing production and timelines.

Clear legal feedback

Get plain English, not legalese from Your Ad Attorney. Each legal review project results in easy-to-understand points and summaries in a format non-lawyers will quickly and easily comprehend and implement. 


MEET THE TEAM

Alina Lee

Founding Partner

Expertise

with the full life cycle of marketing from concept and development to distribution:

  • Advised many major, multimillion-dollar marketing campaigns from start to finish 
  • Reviewed 100+ discount-offer and free-offer promotions
  • Written terms for many sweepstakes and giveaways
  • Reviewed ads in all the existing and emerging digital platforms (e.g., web TV, video, radio, billboards, digital banners, outbound and inbound calling, podcasts, social media, and more) 

Education

J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School
B.A., The University of Georgia

Admitted to practice law in Georgia

Experience

formerly served as in-house corporate counsel and outside counsel to public and private corporations: 

  • MAILCHIMP: Former Senior Corporate Counsel for all marketing initiatives, trademark portfolio, and IP licensing
  • SOUTHERN COMPANY GAS: Former Senior Corporate Counsel for retail gas business  
  • MORRIS MANNING & MARTIN LLP: Former outside counsel for technology mergers & acquisitions
  • ROGERS & HARDIN LLP: Former outside counsel for mergers & acquisitions, securities regulation, corporate governance, real estate finance, and general corporate law 

David Bennett

Senior Associate Attorney

Expertise

as a business owner and attorney focusing on intellectual property law and regulatory compliance, I have:

  • Helped many startups and large businesses protect their brands and inventions
  • Guided clients through new and emerging regulatory frameworks
  • Built multiple businesses from the ground up
  • Registered Patent Attorney with the U.S. Patent Office

Education

J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law
B.S. Chemistry, Ball State University

Admitted to practice law in California

Experience

  • VERHAGEN BENNETT LLP: Former co-founder of Los Angeles-based business law firm, primarily practicing patent and trademark law
  • DEVINCO GROUP LLC: Former co-founder of and general counsel for a Los Angeles-focused regulatory compliance consultancy firm
  • MMLG LLC: Former regulatory licensing and compliance consultant for highly-regulated businesses across the country
  • THE FOUNDER’S ATTORNEY: Former “of counsel” intellectual property attorney helping clients manage their IP rights and portfolios

Allison Bazinet

Senior Associate Attorney

Expertise

as a former associate at both an AmLaw Global 100 law firm and a boutique transactional practice:

  • Advised public and private companies in a variety of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and capital raises
  • Advised public companies on securities matters, including Securities and Exchange Act filings and initial public offerings
  • Guided startups and non-profits through formation, IP protection and governance matters
  • Negotiated commercial and employment contracts for clients across multiple industries

Education

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
B.A. Government, Cornell University

Admitted to practice law in Georgia

Experience

  • KREVOLIN & HORST, LLC: Former corporate associate in the firm’s transactional practice group, specializing in general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions and guidance for startup companies.
  • KING & SPALDING, LLP: Former associate in the firm’s Corporate, Finance and Investment practice group, specializing in general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions and securities and capital markets matters.
  • INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC REPRESENTATION, COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY LAW CLINIC: Former participant in Georgetown Law clinic focusing on communications, technology and privacy issues for non-profit clients.

Geysa Lopez-Fonzaghi

Senior Associate Attorney

Expertise

formerly the managing partner at a Brazilian boutique law firm specializing in consumer, advertising, and marketing law, I have: 

  • Served advertising and promotional agencies and Fortune 500 companies from a vast array of industries, from beverage to hardware products, by reviewing and working collaboratively on marketing strategies from its inception 
  • Expanded the firm’s marketing practice by shifting focus from consumer-based litigation (e.g., auto-renewal subscription claims) to preventive consulting  
  • Spoken nationally and internationally (PMA) on topics related to sweepstakes and contests.

    Education

    LL.M, Emory University School of Law
    M.B.A., Fundação Getulio Vargas (Brazil)
    J.D., Mackenzie University (Brazil)

    Admitted to practice law in Georgia and Brazil

    Experience

    • LOPEZ FONZAGHI & FERRACIOLLI ADVOGADOS LAW FIRM (currently RFAD): Former managing partner handling legal compliance reviews of advertising campaigns (including sweepstakes, contests, and promotions) and supporting several big name US brands and marketing agencies with operations in Brazil 
    • TECHNICOLOR CONNECTED HOME, LLC (currently Vantiva): Former paralegal managing the Brazilian subsidiary reviewing and drafting various transactional agreements while helping launch the implementation of the Brazilian General Data Protection Law (LGDP).
    • DELTA AIR LINES: Former Brazil-licensed attorney and part-time US paralegal supporting Delta’s International Law Department to assist with required certificates of operation of Delta’s air crafts in various countries where their subsidiary Latam operates.

    Senami Craft

    Senior Associate Attorney

    Expertise

    with transactions coupling technology and intellectual property:

    • Served as general counsel for a sensor-based software developer and interim general counsel for a virtual reality (VR) gaming app prior to joining Your Ad Attorney
    • Drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial contracts, including for: vendor services, IP licensing, NFTs, software development and maintenance, website terms of use, privacy and data management, events, and augmented reality (AR) exhibitions
    • Received SuperLawyers Rising Star Awards in Technology Transactions (2020-2022)

        Education

        J.D., Columbia Law School
        M.A., University of the Sorbonne
        M.A., Sciences Po Paris

        Admitted to practice law in California

        Experience

        • GONSOWSKI LAW, P.C.: Former Senior Associate, providing outside general counsel to U.S. museums
        • METZGER LAW GROUP: Former litigation associate, handling product liability cases 
        • UC BERKELEY: Former Visiting Research Scholar in Privacy Law
        • AVOB: Former General Counsel for sensor-based software developer
        • UNESCO: Former consultant for Bureau of Copyright and Creative Industries

        Katerina Velanova

        Associate

        Practice Areas

        Katerina supports all practice areas at Your Ad Attorney and has a particular interest in:

        • trademark law 
        • intellectual property licensing 
        • general transactional law

              Education

              J.D., Emory University School of Law
              Ph.D. and M.A., Stanford University
              B.Sc., University of Toronto

              Not yet licensed to practice law. She assists under attorney supervision.

              Experience

              • YOUR AD ATTORNEY: Former Summer Associate working on a variety of contract drafting matters, including IP licensing and supply chain agreements
              • GEORGIA LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS: Former law student intern working in the PATENTS (Pro bono Assistance & Training for Entrepreneurs and New, Talented, Solo inventors) program
              • UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MEDICAL CENTER (UPMC): Former faculty in Psychiatry, publishing over 25 peer reviewed papers and more than 40 conference abstracts. Katerina’s research at UPMC was funded by major, competitive grants from the National Institutes of Health

              Alexis Marie de la Serna

              Executive Assistant & Billing Coordinator

              Expertise

              with handling Your Ad Attorney’s:

              • Process documentation and process improvement
              • Billing management
              • Marketing management
              • HR management

              Education

              B.S. Mathematics, University of the Philippines – Cebu

              Experience

              • PHILIPPINES AIRASIA, INC.: Former cabin crew and business analyst, primarily analyzing passenger booking and sales trends as well as the keeping track of company’s P&L data
              • ACCENTURE, INC: Former associate software engineer assigned in data and analytics
              • PHIL-LIDAR 2: Former research associate tasked to map and determine potential placement for solar panels, windmills, and hydropower plants in the Philippines’ Western Visayas Region
              • SAVVYSHERPA ASIA, INC: Former researcher trained for analysis of big data and machine learning

              Claudette Ann Keithon Entera

              Accounting & Billing Coordinator

              Expertise

              with handling the firm’s: 

              • Accounting, financial reporting, financial strategy
              • Bookkeeping, bank reconciliation, and tax remittence
              • Billing management
              • Payroll management
              • and more

              Education

              B.S. Accounting Technology, Phinma Cagayan de Oro College
              B.S. Accountancy, Pilgrim Christian College 

              Experience

              • EMATA ACCOUNTING AND CONSULTANCY SERVICES: Former bookkeeper in the firm specializing in financials, mainly preparing monthly and annual financial budgets, generating financial reports, delivering profit and loss statements, and financial forecast
              • LCG MARKETING: Former accounting staff providing financial reports, generating financial analysis, and preparing monthly bank reconciliation.
              • PINEAPPLE STAFFING: Currently a virtual assistant serving different clients from 3-way Reconciliation using Quicken and CasePeer, to research and data entry, as well as calling medical providers


              SUBSCRIBE TO

              receive marketing law insights directly in your inbox from Your Ad Attorney.

              You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.



              © . Your Ad Attorney, LLC All Rights Reserved.