Alexis N. Mueller

Special Counsel




Alexis Mueller represents clients in transactional matters across a wide range of industries, in the areas of corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, entertainment and media law, brand licensing and intellectual property law, and technology law. Alexis works both with large corporate entities and organizations, as well as smaller companies, entrepreneurs, producers, entertainers, and artists. He also advises clients as a business consultant and technologist.

Alexis works closely with his clients to help structure their business by creating their operating, shareholder, partnership and joint-venture agreements, as well as employment agreements and contractor agreements, and by guiding them through the various stages of fundraising, investments, and acquisitions. In addition to his corporate practice, Alexis also regularly negotiates and drafts a wide variety of documents for his clients, including: license agreements, publishing agreements, technology agreements, sponsorship and marketing agreements, production and distribution agreements, service and outsourcing agreements, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, and website terms of use and privacy policies.

Alexis helps guide his clients during the selection, clearance, development and prosecution of their copyrights and trademarks in the United States, as well as international trademarks under the Madrid Protocol. Alexis has experience representing clients in proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, in other legal actions involving intellectual property infringement claims, and in UDRP proceedings for domain name disputes.

Alexis most recently served as general counsel to NECA LLC and its affiliates and subsidiaries including, but not limited to Kidrobot LLC, WizKids/NECA LLC, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., Rubies II LLC (d/b/a Rubies Costume Company), and Joseph Enterprises Inc. (d/b/a Chia), and Loot Crate. In that capacity, Alexis worked on a broad range of complex transactional and litigation matters, as well as managing general corporate legal governance for these entities.

Alexis received his Juris Doctorate degree from Brooklyn Law School, where he focused his studies on intellectual property law, entertainment law and technology law. Prior to law school, Alexis worked at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Alexis was a founding partner of Mavronicolas Mueller & Dee LLP, the precursor firm to MLG. Prior to that, Alexis worked at the law firm of Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, where he served as counsel for A&E, Oxygen Network, CourtTV, PlumTV, Glenn Beck, and the Recording Industry Association of America.

Before beginning his legal career, Alexis worked as a software and web developer and network administrator. His exposure to these types of technologies began at an early age, tracing from his Commodore 64 and early bulletin board systems, to the network technologies of the nascent Internet, leading Alexis to pursue degrees in Information Systems and English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Alexis remains actively involved in the startup community, and has contributed to open-source projects. This real-world experience provides Alexis with valuable context for technology-oriented transactions.

Alexis is fluent in German and conversant in French.


American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association


New York State, United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Publications and Notable Speaking Engagements

A. Mueller and S. Weinberg, Truth or Consequences, Century City Bar Association Newsletter (May 2009)

A. Mueller and T. Butterfield, Are There Pirates in My Safe Harbor?, Media Law Resource Center MediaLawLetter (September 2008)

Panelist on “Ethical Concerns for Attorneys and Executives in Virtual Worlds” at Virtual Law Conference 2008 held at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center