Lindsay M. Gehman


Lindsay Gehman serves as outside general counsel to a variety of technology companies, fashion and lifestyle companies, and advertising, marketing, PR and creative services agencies, and advises business teams on diverse and complex corporate and securities law matters, including entity formation, corporate governance, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, commercial contract issues, advertising and marketing issues, social media and privacy issues, and intellectual property issues.

Lindsay also provides guidance on an extensive range of commercial and operational transactions. She structures and manages the entire drafting, review and negotiation process for a broad spectrum of commercial contracts, including service, supply, software, intellectual property and non-disclosure agreements.

Lindsay is co-chair of the Business practice group. 

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Author, "Five Essential Provisions to Ensure an Effective Influencer Agreement," Daily Journal (May 24, 2018)
  • Panelist, "Who Says: The Impact of Digital Influencers," Rise & Shine (October 2017)
  • Author, "Influencer Marketing: Best Practices for Advertisers & Agencies" (March 2017)
  • Speaker, "Copyrights 101 for the Fashion Business," SFMade (March 2017)
  • Speaker, "MADE IN USA: What Fashion Designers and Manufacturers Need to Know," SFMade (February 2015)
  • Speaker, "Fashion Rules! (And Laws),” SFMade (June 2014)
  • Author, “Deleting Online Predators Act: 'I Thought it was MySpace': How Proposed Federal Regulation of Commercial Social Networking Sites Chills Constitutionally Protected Speech of Minors," 27 Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review 155 (2007)

Professional Activities

Lindsay is a member of the California Bar and the American Bar Association.


Lindsay earned her J.D. from Loyola Law School, where she received a full academic scholarship, was named to the Dean’s Honor List and served on the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review. She received a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Case Studies

Ascentia Wine Estates

Coblentz represented Ascentia Wine Estates, a high-end wine company in Healdsburg, CA, in several high-profile matters over the years: the sale of its brands Gary Farrell Winery to Vincraft Group (2011) and Buena Vista Carneros to Wheeler Winter (Boisser Family Estate) (2011); the sale of Geyser...

PhilippeBecker Design

Coblentz represented award-winning design agency, PhilippeBecker Design, in its acquisition by Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. PhilippeBecker joined forces with Sterling Brands, a leading brand consultancy with offices in New York, San Francisco, and Los...