Spencer W. Weisbroth is a Peabody Award-winning lawyer with genuine interest in understanding you, your business, your concerns, and helping you to solve your problems.
His practice is focused on complex domestic and international business transactions, intellectual property law and litigation; entertainment law and business affairs advice; business formation and structural planning for business entities; estates and trust matters; alternative dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration, and non-profit law.
With a diverse background in the law, business, media and the arts, he strives to craft solutions that really work for you, and as a result offers his clients a unique and powerful combination of understanding and expertise.
Spencer began his legal career at a boutique communications law firm in Washington, DC, representing FM radio station licensees in comparative hearings before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and soon after worked as an attorney in the business affairs office of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
Leaving Washington, DC, he worked producing public radio programs before opening his law firm in Shelburne Falls, MA in 1996. His practice was devoted to representing people in the arts, entertainment and media.
In 2000, Spencer moved to San Francisco and was a founding partner of Starter Fluid, a $32M venture capital fund. Soon after, he was retained as the business affairs director for the groundbreaking, multi-Grammy Award winning Kronos Quartet, one of the leading string quartets in the world.
Since 2006, Spencer has been associated with the venerable Stimmel, Stimmel & Smith, an AV-rated San Francisco law firm with more than seventy years of history. Presently, he is Of Counsel with that firm.
Spencer holds a JD degree from the University of Maryland School of Law, and is licensed to practice in California and Massachusetts. In addition, he is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Districts of Maryland, Massachusetts, and the Northern District of California, as well as the United States Court of Appeals in Washington DC.