David B. Hoppe

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Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Gamma Law
 | PO Box 136, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-901-0510
Fax: 415-901-0512
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Entertainment & Sports (20%),
  • International (20%),
  • Technology Transactions (20%),
  • Intellectual Property (10%),
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Japanese
    Attorney Profile

    David B. Hoppe is the managing partner of Gamma Law in San Francisco, California. Mr. Hoppe handles matters in several areas, including corporate law, entertainment law, general counsel services, intellectual property, international transactions, investment and securities, mergers and acquisitions and startups. He represents clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

    A practicing attorney for over 25 years, Mr. Hoppe has worked in several different cities, both nationally and internationally. His clients have included individuals, small businesses and major media and technology companies. His practice has a particular focus on blockchain technology, entertainment, esports and video games. He authors articles on legal topics and speaks at events including the Japan Online Game Association. He holds licenses to practice law in California and New York. 

    Mr. Hoppe lived and worked in Japan for several years and is a member of the Japan Society of Northern California, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and the International Bar Association. He writes and speaks Japanese and regularly travels to Japan for speaking engagements and to meet with clients. He also belongs to the Blockchain Game Alliance, the Video Game Bar Association and the VR/AR Association. 

    After earning a bachelor’s degree, Mr. Hoppe graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. Over the course of his legal career, he has worked in a diverse range of roles, including as a North American general counsel for a Japanese video game publisher, an in-house international counsel for a Silicon Valley-based internet portal and as a senior associate with an international law firm based in New York.

    Practice Areas
    • 20%Business/Corporate
    • 20%Entertainment & Sports
    • 20%International
    • 20%Technology Transactions
    • 10%Intellectual Property
    • 10%Mergers & Acquisitions
    Focus Areas

    Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law, Science and Technology Law, Copyrights, Intellectual Property Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021

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    About David Hoppe

    Admitted: 1993, California

    Professional Webpage: https://gammalaw.com/david-hoppe/


    • Northern California Super Lawyer, 2020

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Japanese Language Proficiency Test N2, 2011

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • VR/AR Association
    • Esports Trade Association
    • Video Game Bar Association
    • Japan Society of Northern California
    • International Bar Association
    • Inter-Pacific Bar Association
    • Blockchain Games Alliance
    • California
    • New York, 2000

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Former Board Member, Japan Society of Northern California, 2012

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


    • Represented major privately-held US online dating site in complex joint ventures with parties in Spain and Germany, 2010
    • Represented Japanese publicly-listed internet access provider in acquisition of US educational-technology company, 2013
    • Represented Japanese video games publisher in numerous film option agreements with major US studios and issues arising under such agreements, with a total revenues of over a billion dollars, 2019
    • Represented Japanese public company in $10 million Series B strategic investment in US digital device logistics start-up, 2018
    • Represented international video game publisher in license-in arrangements with virtually all major Hollywood studios for premier mobile game titles, 2016

    Industry Groups

    • Blockchain
    • Entertainment
    • Esports
    • Technology
    • Video Games
    • VR/AR
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    Office Location for David B. Hoppe

    PO Box 136
    Suite 300
    San Francisco, CA 94104

    Phone: 415-901-0510

    Fax: 415-901-0512

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    Last Updated: 3/1/2021

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