Areas of Practice
Our firm represents several major Hollywood studios and serves as production counsel on many significant theatrical, made for television, and other film releases. We represent independent production companies, film financiers, and distributors as well as producers, actors, directors, writers, cinematographers and performers. We handle a wide range of legal and business issues surrounding all aspects of film making and production.
We possess a strong practice in intellectual property law including the licensing, acquisition, registration and protection of copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. Our intellectual property clients include for-profit and non-profit entities doing business — not only in the entertainment and arts industries — but in the digital and technology space, including AR, VR, and AI.
Whether it’s negotiating gallery contracts, protecting your original work of art, or negotiating a work for hire agreement, we know visual arts. Our partners have been involved with several non-profit arts law organizations and have been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in connection with published work regarding copyright law in the arts.
We have more than 20 years’ experience in the Fashion Industry, providing legal counsel to designers, labels, agencies and models and other fashion businesses. We advise our fashion clients on all aspects of every phase of a product’s life cycle, from creation of a design through marketing and distribution. We create appropriate legal strategies that enable our clients to define, manage and expand their brands in the digital age.
Advertising Law refers to the body of laws related to the means and methods of communicating information about a product or service, whether in a traditional form of communication or within the ever changing digital landscape. We negotiate and draft agency - client agreements, freelancer and vendor agreements, brand and other licensing deals and all matters related to Federal Trade Commission compliance.
GENERAL Business LAw
Entertainment businesses are just like any other businesses. Choosing an entity, investor relations, stock and shareholder issues, and the establishment of relationships with third parties are concerns across industries. We work with innovators, entrepreneurs, and established businesses alike to set up business frameworks appropriate to their needs and provide counsel on a wide range of business legal issues.
We help our clients navigate the often complicated world of the music business. Royalties, licensing, recording or distribution agreements, publishing and streaming - we work in all aspects of this evolving legal landscape.
We represent and work with writers, journalists and publishers who work in print media industry. We draft and negotiate author and publisher agreements, illustrator agreements and work with literary agents on behalf of our clients.