James Stewart is a business-minded lawyer whose practice focuses advertising, marketing, sweepstakes, contests, esports, entertainment and intellectual property issues. The Legal 500 has recognized him as a “Rising Star” in Advertising and Marketing for 2021. 

James counsels clients on structuring and executing sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions to comply with state and federal anti-lottery and anti-gambling regulations governing on-line and off-line contest and sweepstakes promotions.  In addition, James regularly works with clients on multi-national prize promotion initiatives.

James prepares and negotiates intellectual property and advertising agreements, including influencer marketing agreements, celebrity endorsement agreements, trademark and copyright licenses, merchandise license agreements, sponsorship agreements and other license agreements related to advertising, marketing and entertainment initiatives.

James regularly conducts pre-publication advertising review and analyzes issues related to trademark, copyright, and right of publicity issues.  James also counsels clients on compliance with FTC regulations, including the FTC's Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.