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Tom Buscaglia

Advisor Greater Seattle Area, US

The Game Attorney, The Game Attorney PC and Grand Poobah, Dev-Biz, Inc..

The Game Attorney, The Game Attorney PC and Grand Poobah, Dev-Biz, Inc..

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Involved In

Advisor

Tripwire Interactive
Inernational Game Developers Association
Spry Fox LLC
Highwire Games
Romero Games

Positions

The Game Attorney The Game Attorney PC January 2010 - present
Grand Poobah Dev-Biz, Inc. June 2004 - present
Partner T. H. Buscaglia and Associates 1987 - 2009
Associate Attorney Shutts and Bowen, P.A. May 1985 - June 1987

Education

Georgetown University Law Center Law 1982 - 1985
State University of New York at Buffalo Philosophy 1980 - 1982

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Markets of Interest
  • • Games

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As an Advisor

Tom Buscaglia, The Game Attorney, is a principal in the law firm The Game Attorney PC, with offices on Vashon Island in the Seattle, Washington, area. Tom has assisted independent game developers since 1991 with all aspects of business and legal matters. Tom wrote the chapter entitled “Effective Developer Agreements” for the book, The Secrets of the Game Business and has written numerous articles, including in Game Developer Magazine and the Game Law series of articles and an Expert Blog on Gamasutra.com. Tom is a perennial presenter at numerous game industry conferences. Tom is Chair Emeritus the Board of Directors of the International Game Developers Association and is CO-founder of the IGDA Charitable Foundation. As FaTe[F8S], Tom is Supreme Warlord of FaTe’s Minions, an online gaming "clan" that has been competing online since January, 1998. So, in addition to his deep professional knowledge base, he has a gamer's appreciation and understanding of the game industry.

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Marty O'Donnell
We worked together  •  Owner/Audio Director, Highwire Games and President, Marty O'Donnell Music. University of Southern California grad.
Tom has decades of experience in video games, legal and business. He understands how to get the best deal for developers in negotiating with ... publishers.
Alan Wilson
We worked together  •  Vice President/Co-Owner, Tripwire Interactive LLC. Previously Director, OKW Consulting.
Because he has worked with a great deal of the recent generation of game dev startups - and some of the most successful. Strongly networked ... within the industry. Widely recognized within the industry for his knowledge, expertise and advocacy.
David Edery
We worked together  •  Advisory Committee Member, GDC San Francisco - F2P Summit and CEO, Spry Fox.
Mark DeLoura
We worked together  •  Previously Senior Advisor for Digital Media, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Previously Fellow, Learning Games Network.
Tom has been everywhere and seen everything - he will not be fazed by anything you throw at him!
John Romero
We worked together  •  President, Romero Games Ltd. and Chief Game Designer, Brainquake, Inc..
Tom has decades of experience in game industry contract law. He saves developers from big companies.

Mark DeLoura
Previously Senior Advisor for Digital Media, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Previously Fellow, Learning Games Network.
Mark is an undisputed leader in the video game industry. His scope of experience and breadth of knowledge is unparalleled. In addition, ... Mark is a great guy that is considerate and a pleasure to work with.