Areas of Practice
We proudly represent one of the country’s largest and most diverse rosters of digital talent, influencers, content creators, gamers, podcasters, creative companies and startups. As trailblazers in digital media law, not only have we been involved in every type of deal in the digital media realm, but we have also played a key role in developing what those deals look like. This includes brand, endorsement, sponsorship, product placement, content creation (new media and traditional), e-commerce product distribution, licensing, podcast, and management agreements, as well as negotiating multi-channel network (MCN), Facebook Watch, and YouTube Red agreements. Whether you’re an emerging creator still finding your audience, or a seasoned content creator, we have the expertise to help you realize your unlimited growth potential.
Film & TV
Our attorneys have hands-on experience creating film & television content, which gives us a unique insight in assisting creators with their own film & tv legal needs. Our clients not only benefit from our creative legal expertise; we also add tremendous value through our deal-making skills, our relationships within the film and television industries, and proficiency in industry jargon. We provide legal services at every stage of production from development and production, to post-production and distribution. We draft, revise, and negotiate a wide range of film & tv contracts including talent, director, option, distribution, production, licensing, and music clearance agreements, and assist with the review of errors & omission insurance applications.
The music industry presents unique legal challenges as domestic, and often international contract, intellectual property, and business issues need to be addressed in every deal. Musicians and music companies must also ensure that their work efforts are safeguarded in the fast-changing digital musical landscape. We draft and negotiate the full suite of music industry agreements on behalf of our clients, including recording, publishing, producer, distribution, licensing, live performance, and asset sale agreements. We also assist with the corporate organization of musical projects, whether by forming an entity or handling the preparation of an operating or partnership agreement. In the event of a dispute, we also assist with litigation matters to protect your rights in instances of breaches of contract and infringement claims. Our attorneys have represented music industry clients at all stages of their career, from independent singers playing at coffee shops to working directly with the major record labels.
As a creator, it all starts with an idea. We ensure that the expression of your idea, stories, work product, brands, designs, or otherwise are protected to the best of their ability. We are experienced in trademark, copyright, privacy, personality, publicity, and other intellectual property rights. We can also audit your intellectual property assets and advise on any missing protections.
Understanding the financial restrictions on entrepreneurs, start-ups, and promising new businesses, we excel at structuring deals and navigating investment and equity opportunities. We also can assist in business entity formations (LLCs, corporations, partnerships, etc.) and for existing businesses, we offer full services ranging from compliance advice, restructuring assistance, investment documents, corporate documents for shareholders, partnership agreements, operation and services agreements, and website terms and conditions. We can also revamp your outdated contracts and other business documents to reflect your company’s present-day operations and emerging social media outreach, and website terms and conditions.