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Welcome to LaCount Law, a boutique business law firm specializing in national and international transactions and technology transfer involving information technology and software, semiconductors, telecommunications, internet and ecommerce, media, life sciences and other advanced technologies.

Technology-based business transactions, including the sale and acquisition of technology assets, and international trade and distribution matters have been the heart of Stephen LaCount’s practice since moving to California to become general counsel at AST Research, a top-tier personal computer company that was acquired by Samsung Electronics. 1990 marked Stephen’s career transition from “in-house” to law firm practice where he spent 15 years as senior partner or counsel in two national law firms ranked in the “top 100”. The large law firm environment honed his drafting and negotiation skills and enabled development of two distinctive practice capabilities: (1) data protection and privacy; (2) technology transfer and regulatory controls.

Stephen is also a long-standing member of the American Arbitration Association's National Roster of Neutrals and has arbitrated a wide variety of disputes involving intellectual property rights, franchise, and technology-related agreements and transactions.

He previously served as the Laspa Visiting Professor at Harvey Mudd College (Claremont) and currently teaches business law courses to undergraduate students at Chapman University's Argyros School of Business and Economics and CSUF's Mihaylo College of Business and Economics.


Stephen H. LaCount is one of Southern
California's best-known tech transactions and international trade and distribution lawyers. During his 30-year career as an in-house counsel and law firm partner, he has represented clients ranging from start-up entrepreneurs to company general counsels.

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