Cornell University (B.S., I.L.R. 1996)
Columbia University (J.D., 1999)
Fmr. Committee Chair – New York County Lawyers’ Association
Committee on Corporations Law
Fmr. Board Member of Cornell
Asian American Alumni Association
Advisory Board–Heart Gallery of
Southern District of New York Bar
Kaiser represents startup ventures to Fortune 500 companies on the range of corporate, venture capital, contract, and intellectual property issues that confront businesses. Beginning his career with Pryor Cashman, Sherman & Flynn LLP, he later joined Day Pitney LLP, where he handled licensing, trademark, copyright, and contractual issues for companies such as Microsoft and UTC. He also clerked at the United States Court of International Trade, where he handled multibillion dollar anti-dumping claims involving importation of technology-related goods.
Kaiser counsels his clients on corporate structuring and securities law, including venture and investor agreements/transactions, formation, and equity incentive plans. He also negotiates and drafts a variety of agreements, including those related to technology, media, outsourcing, licensing, e-commerce, advertising, user relationships and other scenarios. Finally, he regularly negotiates cloud computing and other technology services arrangements, advises on privacy and data security, and structures venture capital and investor rounds for early stage technology, media, and film/TV ventures.
He firmly believes that a commitment to academia is critical to providing better client service and expanding his knowledge base. He frequently teaches continuing legal education seminars to other practitioners, including through Lawline.com and the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA). At NYCLA he served as the chair of the Corporate Law Committee, where he was dedicated to providing access to other knowledgeable practitioners in the realm of corporate governance, litigation, and technology via monthly seminars. He is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University and adjunct faculty at New York University on the subjects of media venture capital and media contracts.
Kaiser has been published in Mashable, the New York Enterprise Report, and the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal. He has been invited to speak at South by Southwest, the Distributed Computing Industry Association, Wikimania at Harvard Law School, Columbia University, Widener Law School, the School of Visual Arts, New York Law School, and other venues on law, policy, technology, and other topics.
Outside of his legal and academic pursuits, Kaiser is strongly committed to public service. He served on the Board of the Cornell Asian Alumni Association where he worked to leverage Cornell’s infrastructure for community events (including an annual banquet to fund student scholarships) and events geared towards entrepreneurial learning. He also sits on the advisory board for Heart Gallery NYC, a nonprofit organization devoted to placing foster children with families. Kaiser has provided pro bono legal services throughout his career, including to high-profile online and social media driven ventures as a participant in Harvard Berkman Center’s Online Media Legal Network.
Represented pair of founders in $150MM acquisition of online gaming company.
Represented founder in $50MM acquisition of exchange connectivity company.
Represented various startups in seed financings with angel investors, incubators, accelerators, ranging from $25,000 to $750,000.
Represented various entertainment and film production vehicles in equity financing rounds of up to $5,000,000.
Represented various mid-market companies in private equity financings and debt financings.
Formed and established myriad startups.
Replay Value: Crowdfunding May Be Next-Gen, But Old School Funding Tools Can Still Rule, Gamasutra, September 2013
Does Liability Enhance Credibility?: ODEFLLA and the Lessons from the DMCA, Olivera Medenica & Kaiser Wahab, 25 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 1 (2007)
How the Web Has Changed Our Perception of Copyright Law, Mashable March 2011
Kaiser was a Regular Contributor to the former New York Enterprise Report
Reconciling YouTube and Grokster: Business Models for Web 3.0, South by Southwest, Panelist, March 2011
Social Networking and Advanced E-Commerce Issues CLE, Lawline.com, Panelist, April 2008; 2011
New York Law School Fashion Law Summit, New York Law School, Panelist, 2011
Corporations Law Primer CLE, New York County Lawyers’ Association, Panelist, 2010
Down the Runway: A Day of Fashion Law, New York County Lawyers’ Association, Panelist, February 2013
Basics of Operating an Online Business CLE, Lawline.com, Speaker, Aug. 2007
Section 230: At the Gates between Liability for Harmful Speech and Wikipedia, Wikimania, Panelist, Harvard Law School, Aug. 2006
Issues Concerning Self Distribution, Foundation for Accounting Education, May 2007
PPM’s for Film Ventures, International Institute for Film Financing, December 2006
Key Law Firm Planning: Firm Partnership Agreements and Preventing Partner Separation from Destroying Your Practice, NYC Bar Association, Panelist, March 2013
3D Printing in a 2D Legal Landscape, New York Legal Hackers, Panelist, February 2015
(Legal) New Year Resolutions for Your Startup, Legal Talk for Entrepreneurs, Panelist, December 2014
Health + Government in the Cloud, Legal / Regulatory Framework + Developments, Cloud Computing East, Speaker, May 2014
Business and Contract Law Institute: Starting Up and Hiring up, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Panelist, June 2013
It’s Best Not to Get Too Hacked-Off with Cyber-Security, TU-Automotive, March 4, 2016
Why is Facebook Shutting Down Legal Marijuana Pages in the US?, BBC, February 21, 2016
What KarmaKrowd Aims to do that Other Crowdfunding Sites Don’t, Chicago Tribune, April 1, 2014
Been Caught Stealing: One “Hacker” Exposed How Insecure “Secure” Promo Services Are, Alternative Press, May 10, 2010
New Media Entrepreneurs And Creative Clientele Grow Firm, New York Law Journal, January 11, 2008