Todd E. Brody


Todd Brody serves as outside general counsel to a wide range of owner-operated businesses, private equity-backed companies, and public company subsidiaries. Todd has particular expertise and concentration in the areas of advertising, marketing, communications, strategic consulting, and design agencies, although his industry experience also includes technology, consumer products, apparel, hospitality, and professional services companies.

Todd and his team help clients with virtually every challenge and milestone their clients face, from equity and partnership matters to contract negotiations, to IP counseling, to M&A activity and more.

Todd serves as co-chair of the Business department at the firm and head of the Advertising practice group.

Recent clients include:

  • Ammunition (design)
  • Bonfire Labs (digital content production)
  • CamelBak Products (hydration products)
  • Eleven (advertising)
  • Grow Marketing (event marketing)
  • Mekanism (advertising)
  • NYDJ Apparel (apparel/accessories)
  • Remedy Interactive (technology)
  • SYPartners (strategic consulting)
  • Venables/Bell & Partners (advertising)

Professional Activities

Todd clerked for the Honorable Chief Justice Ronald T.Y. Moon of the Hawaii Supreme Court (1996-1997) and externed with the Honorable David Alan Ezra of the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii (1995). Todd also spent time in Japan teaching for the Japan Exchange Teaching (JET) Program and for the Japan YMCA, as well as interning with the legal department of the consumer products manufacturer Kao Corporation in Tokyo. Todd is conversant in Japanese.


Todd received his B.A. in political science and international relations from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1991. After working in Japan, he earned his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1996 where he served as editor-in-chief of the Hasting International and the Comparative Law Review and was president of the Momiji Japanese Law Society.

Case Studies

McEvoy Ranch

Coblentz served as lead counsel with respect to equipment acquisition and land use approvals from the County of Marin for a wind conversion system (turbine) on behalf of Nan Tucker McEvoy and the McEvoy Ranch. The wind turbine generates a significant portion of the electrical needs at the ranch.