Our firm represents a variety of dynamic artists in
a diverse range of entertainment disciplines. We represent authors,
musicians, filmmakers, photographers, visual artists and more. We
have been proud to assist new, emerging artists as well as represent
established leaders in their disciplines.
We provide a full-range of entertainment law related
services that can be generally categorized as Agreements
and Contracts and Litigation and Mediation.
Agreements and Contracts
A strength of the entertainment industry lies in its diversity.
From documentary filmmakers to authors of historical fiction, the
wide array of agreements and contracts employed in the entertainment
industry cannot all be described here. We provide exceptional representation
with respect to agreements and contracts within the film, music,
and visual arts industries. From representing actors, editors, directors,
writers and producers to distributors, musicians, managers, vocalists
and recording companies to artists, agents, and galleries and all
those between, our firm can provide you with the unique services
Each client and each situation involve unique circumstances that
preclude the use of formulaic composition (eg form contracts). Consequently,
our firm invests and provides individualized attention to each situation
presented to us by each of our clients.
Draft, Review, and Negotiate
Agreements and Contracts involve more than "filling
in the blanks."
You should employ counsel that can draft an agreement
from beginning to end. We take the time to explain the meaning behind
the terms in each agreement and contract we draft. Because many
alternatives may exist, we ensure our clients protect themselves
by making informed decisions on the terms to include and discard.
You should employ counsel that can review a contract
from beginning to end. When a client has been presented with an
agreement or contract, we ensure that our client understands the
consequences of each term and how that term will manifest itself
now and in the future.
Because some terms will inevitably be unfair, unsavory,
or simply unacceptable, you also should employ counsel that has
sound experience in negotiating your agreements and contracts. We
have this experience in negotiating agreements and contracts. We
employ our knowledge to facilitate efficient and productive negotiations
on behalf of our client. We have developed strategies to provide
our clients with a unique advantage.
Our philosophy and perspective enable our attorneys to provide our
clients with sound advice to develop and/or enter into agreements
and contracts that will avoid conflict and ensure mutually beneficial
relationships now and into the future.
Litigation and Mediation
We wish that our clients never faced the need for
pursuing litigation or found themselves as defendants in a lawsuit.
Unfortunately, many business disputes inevitably lead to litigation.
Consequently, should our clients find themselves in such a situation,
our firm remains experienced and prepared to work toward resolution
of any business dispute. We have handled litigation involving breach
of contract, copyright and trademark infringement, management conflicts,
work for hire issues, and much more.