Lawyers for Interactive Media & Entertainment
Steven Bercu founded Lime, LLC - Lawyers for Interactive Media & Entertainment in June 2005 with a vision to provide high-value-added legal services to clients in the interactive entertainment space and related industries. His practice focuses on structuring, drafting and negotiation of arrangements for financing, production,publishing and development of software games and related entertainment properties, content and technology licensing, distribution, as well as the acquisition and sale of companies, properties, and IP portfolios in the interactive entertainment field.
Previously, he served as Director for Business & Legal Affairs for Atari, Inc., responsible for virtually all day-to-day legal requirements of major, Beverly, MA production unit of one of the largest world-wide publishers of interactive software games. Prior to joining Atari, Mr. Bercu was in-house counsel to Hasbro Interactive, Inc. Mr. Bercu began his legal career as an associate in the corporate department at Foley Hoag, LLC in Boston, representing a number of prominent technology and media companies.
Mr. Bercu's volunteer efforts include assisting a number of organizations and projects seeking to promote sustainable land uses in New England. He serves on boards of directors and/or advisory boards of The Trustees of Reservations, the Putnam Conservation Institute, Belmont Day School, and the Helen & William Mazer Foundation, and does pro bono legal work through Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and Creative Capital. Mr. Bercu is a member of the MIT Enterprise Forum and Launchpad Venture Group, a Boston-based angel investor group focused on technology-oriented startups.
Mr. Bercu received his J.D. magna cum laude in 1993 from Harvard Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. He also holds a masters degree in English Literature from Oxford University. He is admitted in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C.