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M. Bertie Magit

(she/her/hers)

Associate

[email protected]

+1.858.314.1573

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Bertie focuses her practice on commercial and licensing transactions and regularly advises clients on the full life cycle of an agreement – from initial drafting and negotiation through execution, performance and termination, as applicable. She helps clients in a broad range of industries such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, technology, consumer products, entertainment, and media. 

Bertie advises clients in all stages, from early stage startups to mature public companies, in a wide variety of transactions, including intellectual property license and assignment agreements, research and development agreements, collaboration and option agreements, sponsorship agreements, influencer agreements, and other routine business transactions.

While earning her JD, Bertie worked as a legal clerk at BET Networks (a subsidiary of Paramount), a legal extern for WGBH, and a legal intern for California Lawyers for the Arts. In addition, she was a staff editor of the Boston College Intellectual Property and Technology Forum and was a teaching assistant for torts and property courses at Boston College Law School.

Prior to attending law school, Bertie worked as a producer in California’s entertainment industry.

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M. Bertie Magit

(she/her/hers)

Associate

San Diego