Steven Bercu founded Lime, LLC in June 2005 with a vision to provide high-value-added legal services to clients in the interactive entertainment space and related industries. His practice focuses on structuring, drafting and negotiation of arrangements for financing, production, publishing and development of software games and related entertainment properties, content and technology licensing, distribution, as well as the acquisition and sale of companies, properties, and IP portfolios in the interactive entertainment field.
Previously, he served as Director for Business & Legal Affairs for Atari, Inc., responsible for virtually all day-to-day legal requirements of major, Beverly, MA production unit of one of the largest world-wide publishers or interactive software games. Prior to joining Atari, Steve was in-house counsel to Hasbro Interactive, Inc. and BankBoston. Steve began his legal career as an associate in the corporate department at Foley Hoag, LLC in Boston, representing a number of prominent technology and media companies.
Steve’s volunteer efforts include assisting a number of organizations and projects seeking to promote sustainable land uses in New England. He serves on boards of directors and/or advisory boards of The Trustees of Reservations, the Putnam Conservation Institute, Belmont Day School, and the Helen & William Mazer Foundation, and does pro bono legal work through Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and Creative Capital. Steve is a member of the MIT Enterprise Forum and Launchpad Venture Group, a Boston-based angel investor group focused on technology-oriented startups.
Steve received his J.D. magna cum laude in 1993 from Harvard Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. He also holds a masters degree in English Literature from Oxford University. He is admitted in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C.
Valerie Walls has worked as an attorney in the software and video game publishing business since 1999. During that time she worked for Atari Interactive, Inc. (f/k/a Infogrames and Hasbro Interactive, Inc.) in the Business and Legal Affairs Department as associate counsel. Valerie currently assists Limelaw as outside counsel for Atari Interactive, Inc. and Humongous, Inc. Her clients also include Funkitron, Inc., a casual games developer and publisher. Valerie received her B.A. from the College of William and Mary. She has a J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center and is admitted in New Jersey.