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Company History & Bio

about1David Lizerbram is an attorney in private practice.He is also the host of Products of the Mind, a podcast about the intersection of business + creativity. Products of the Mind is produced by Mana Monzavi.

David was born in Philadelphia and raised in North County San Diego, California. After graduating from the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television (now the School of Cinematic Arts) and USC’s Marshall School of Business, he received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. David speaks regularly about legal matters, and has presented on a legal education panel at San Diego Comic-Con every year since 2008. In 2011, David was appointed by California Governor Jerry Brown to the Board of Directors of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which is responsible for oversight of the Del Mar Fairgrounds. He served in that position until the conclusion of his term in 2015. He also served on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Music Foundation and was a co-founder of the Craft Beer Association of San Diego, a think tank focused on promoting San Diego County’s dynamic craft beer industry. David lives in North Park, San Diego with his wife, Mana Monzavi and their son, Miles.

David Lizerbram & Associates was founded in 2005 in San Diego, California with the goal of providing high-quality legal services to entrepreneurs both locally and nationwide. Since the firm’s creation, David has assisted with a large variety of business matters. His clients have varied in size from solo entrepreneurs to publicly traded companies. David has provided legal guidance on multimillion-dollar rounds of fundraising, negotiated strategic partnerships with nationwide businesses and nonprofits, managed international intellectual property portfolios, and advised many innovative startups.

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California; U.S. District Court (CD,CA), December 2002


Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA
J.D., May 2002

University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television
(now the School of Cinematic Arts), Los Angeles, CA
B.A., Critical Studies, 1999


22nd District Agricultural Association/Del Mar Fairgrounds, Board Member
2011 – 2015

San Diego Music Foundation, Board Member
2014 – 2016

Craft Beer Association of San Diego, Founder and Partner
2014 – 2016


Of Counsel

about2As of 2013, David Lizerbram & Associates has an “of counsel” relationship with Branfman Law Group, P.C. and its principal, David Branfman, Esq.

David Branfman has been practicing law in San Diego County for over thirty years. His practice focuses on intellectual property and entertainment law, including trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, motion pictures and TV, and music.

Mr. Branfman graduated Cum Laude from Alfred University in New York and received his law degree from the University of San Diego in 1978. He was Chairman of the Board of the San Diego Film Commission from 1998 – January 2000 and was a member of the Board of Directors from 1998 – 2007. He was Legal Chair of the Pacific Southwest Chapter of the National Television Academy for approximately two decades and is a member of the State Bar of California’s Intellectual Property Section. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego Music Foundation. He has lectured on entertainment, intellectual property, and Internet Law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and on intellectual property and business law at Mira Costa College and The San Diego Career Center.

He was named a San Diego SuperLawyer® in intellectual property for four years running from 2007 through 2010 and was named a Top Attorney in intellectual property by the San Diego Daily Transcript for 2007 and 2009.