Who Am I?
Pete Salsich III has been General Counsel for Coolfire Studios, LLC (an entertainment content creation studio), Coolfire Solutions, Inc. (a mobile software development studio focused on the military and commercial enterprise), and MedAware Solutions, Inc. (a mobile software platform company focused on the healthcare industry). Since joining AEGIS, Pete continues to serve in this capacity.
Pete graduated magna cum laude from St. Louis University School of Law in 1996, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the St. Louis University Law Journal. He was awarded a judicial clerkship for the Honorable Paul J. Kelly, Jr. on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and began his practice with Freeborn & Peters in Denver before moving to St. Louis with Stinson Mag & Fizzell in St. Louis in 1999. He was an intellectual property partner at Husch Blackwell in 2009 when he left to found his own intellectual property and entertainment law boutique firm, The BrickHouse Law Group. Pete left BrickHouse in 2013 to move in-house to the Coolfire companies, which had been among his biggest clients. Pete was recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Entertainment Law every year from 2007 until leaving private practice in 2013.
Throughout his career, Pete’s practice has focused on advising large and small companies regarding the creation, protection and use of intellectual property, particularly in the media, technology and entertainment industries, in both litigation and transactional counseling. He is licensed to practice in Missouri and Colorado.
Pete is also a bit of serial entrepreneur as well as a lawyer. Before law school he was a free-lance illustrator, and a partner in a playground equipment company in St. Louis and a bar at the Lake of the Ozarks in southern Missouri. These days you can occasionally find him playing guitar with The Occasionals.