T. Hale Boggs

Partner

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Hale Boggs is a leading legal and business advisor to entrepreneurs and investors in emerging companies, with a particular focus on digital media. From Los Angeles to Silicon Valley and beyond, he works with innovative technology companies across the spectrum of their business cycles, from start-up through late-stage. Hale focuses on venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, and joint ventures.

Hale represents numerous venture capital funds in Southern and Northern California, advising funds and their portfolio companies in a wide range of corporate transactions as they raise and deploy capital across the entertainment, media and technology industries.

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Honors & Awards

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America (2000-2018); named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers for Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law, Los Angeles (2015)
  • Named one of the “500 Leading Lawyers in America” in Lawdragon 500 (2014-2015)
  • Named one of the “Top Emerging Companies Lawyers in California” by the Daily Journal (2014)
  • Named to Variety’s Legal Impact Report (2013, 2017)

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles, J.D., 1986: Member, UCLA Law Review
  • Stanford University, B.A., with honors, 1983

Professional Activities

Member

  • California State Bar Association
  • Century City Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Board of Directors

  • Advisory Board, Startup UCLA, which runs Summer Accelerator and Blackstone LaunchPad programs for UCLA students and alumni to develop and launch their tech startups
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, BizWorld Foundation (a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that teaches business fundamentals and entrepreneurship to school-children throughout the US and internationally

Speaker

  • Moderator, “Media’s Transformation,” PLI Program: Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry (February 2019)
  • Interviewer, “Fireside Chat with Benjamin Grubbs, Founder & CEO, Next 10 Ventures,” Digital Entertainment World Conference (February 2019)
  • Panelist, “Investing in Music,” New York Media Festival (October 2018)
  • Panelist, “M&A and Investments in a Global World,” CEC Summit (September 2017)
  • Panelist, “Media’s Transformation–Over-the-Top Content (OTT), Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs) & Mobile-Driven Video,” PLI seminar (February 2017)
  • Panelist, “M&A Strategic Investments in a Changing Global Market,” Siemer Summit (October 2016)
  • Panelist, “Investing in VR/AR for Entertainment and Games,” New York Media Festival (September 2016)
  • Judge, Startup Competition, Digital Entertainment World Expo (2015, 2016)
  • Panelist, “Media Dealmakers Discussion – M&A, Financings and Deals,” New York Media Festival (October 2015)
  • Speaker, “Funding and Growing Digital Media Businesses: The LA Connection” Hawaii Business and Entrepreneur Acceleration Mentors (July 2015)
  • Moderator, “Technology Innovation to Catalyze Financing,” Philomathia Foundation Forum (October 2012)
  • Moderator, “Secondary Marketing Landscape Perspectives,” IBF Secondary Venture Investing Conference (November 2010)
  • Panelist, “The New Landscape for M&A: Are You Ready To Get Acquired,” Dealmaker Media Conference (September 2010)
  • Moderator, “The Digital Entertainment Exit Strategy,” Fifth Annual AlwaysOn Hollywood Event (September 2010)
  • Moderator, “The State of the IPO, M&A & Secondary Markets,”AlwaysOn Summit (July 2010)