JOSEPH C. CANE, JR., received his BA from Cornell University in applied economics and business management (1990), his JD from Loyola Law School (1994) and his MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California (2006). Mr. Cane routinely handles public and private securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, private equity and debt financings, film financings, intellectual property creation, registration, protection and licensing transactions, technology and on-line agreements, corporate formation and governance matters, executive compensation matters, board and investor relations and corporate and securities compliance. Mr. Cane is also an experienced commercial, employment and tort litigator.
In addition to being a partner of McIlwain Molnar & Cane Law Firm he also is the founder and managing partner of Business Law Professional Corporation (BLPC), a Beverly Hills- based corporate and entertainment law firm, specializing in representing companies and individuals in business, media, entertainment, technology and financial transactions, founded in 2006.
Prior to forming BLPC, Mr. Cane was a senior executive at Sony Connect, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America (Sony), which he joined in August 2005, and a member of both its corporate development and business and legal affairs groups. During his tenure at Sony, Mr. Cane was responsible for implementing a wide-range of new business initiatives and consummating deals involving digital distribution of music and video content via the Internet and mobile devices and related transactions with numerous internal and external partners. Among others, Mr. Cane oversaw and closed transactions with Starz Entertainment Group, LLC, ABC News, Intel Corporation, The Coca Cola Company, Juice Wireless, Reebok International Ltd., Red Bull GmBH, Nike, Inc., Showtime Networks, Inc., Sony Ericsson, Nellymoser, Inc., Alltel Communications, Inc., Sun Com Wireless and GeoTrust, Inc.
As part of his current practice at BLPC, Mr. Cane also routinely serves as outside general counsel and a strategic business advisor for various clients, including many start-ups, wherein he plays a principal role in overseeing all major business deals, including mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, entertainment, technology and on-line initiatives, intellectual property creation, registration, protection and licensing, executive compensation matters and board and investor relations.
By way of example, Mr. Cane serves as outside general counsel to Panelfly, Inc., a technology company, which has developed a patented software application and platform that enables seamless interoperability between tablets, interactive TVs and mobile phones and through which consumers are able to enjoy a more immersive content experience. Incorporated by Mr. Cane in March, 2011, he has since handled all major business and legal transactions on behalf of Panelfly, including most recently, successful completion of Panelfly’s its initial preferred stock financing in Q4 2011.
During his tenure at DECA, Mr. Cane was a member of it seniorn management team, reporting directly to its CEO, and oversaw the legal and human resource departments, as well as, provided corporate, operational and strategic advice to DECA regarding all aspects of its business. Mr. Cane helped guide DECA through the successful closing of two rounds of venture financing, totaling $15 million, revenue growth from $0 to more than $4mm and staff to more than 35 employees and contractors.
From 1998 to 2005, Mr. Cane practiced in the corporate department of the Los Angeles office of Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP (KMR), a national firm. While at KMR, Mr. Cane represented various media, entertainment and technology clients, including significantly, Sony Pictures, NBC/Universal, Game Show Network, Mandalay Sports Entertainment, Prelude Pictures, The Jim Henson Company, Panasonic, Platinum Technology Inc., CinemaStar Luxury Theaters, Inc. and USA Networks.
Prior to joining KMR, Mr. Cane was a commercial and tort litigator with national law firms, Preston Gates & Ellis, LLP and Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, LLP, specializing in complex civil litigation focusing on commercial torts, employment, product liability, class-action matters, intellectual property infringement and government affairs and lobbying.
Areas of Practice: Litigation
CHRISTIAN MOLNAR graduated from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) in 1991 and Loyola Law School in 1994. Mr. Molnar was admitted to the California bar in 1994.
Areas of Practice: Litigation
ROBIN E. TOLG graduated Ramapo College of New Jersey in 1988 with a B.A.; graduated Rutgers University in 1990 with a M.A. in International Relations and graduated Seton Hall Law School in 1993. She was admitted to New Jersey and the United States District Court in 1994. Ms.
Tolg clerked in the Superior Court of New Jersey from 1993 to 1994. Thereafter she practiced in various law firms in Bergen County and Atlantic County, New Jersey. Ms. Tolg is a member of the Christian Legal Society.
Areas of Practice: Bankruptcy