we focus on helping Creators and entrepreneurs, and our defined practice areas reflect the Comprehensiveness of our services within a core set of targeted offerings

 
Music

It’s well known that the business and creative aspects of the music industry are always evolving, and in the current digital landscape, these changes are happening more quickly than ever.

The practice of counseling clients in this sector must therefore be flexible and nuanced enough to keep pace with changes in the law, the emergence of new revenue streams, and the interface between the music business and other media, both new and old.

Our music law practice is ideally positioned to leverage a broad range of industry experience on behalf of our clients, who include recording artists, record labels, distributors, songwriters, publishers, supervisors, publicists, agents, executives, consultants, producers, personal managers, promoters and festivals.

Media

You have a digital platform to launch, a video game to develop, a book to publish. You have an idea for a business that will redefine the distribution of content as we know it. Decisions need to be made. Risk needs to be assessed. Negotiations need to be undertaken. Agreements need to be drafted on the fly.

We thrive on the fast-paced, tech-heavy environment that defines today’s media industry. Media (and the way that content is being delivered and distributed) is changing every day and you need a firm on the forefront of that paradigm shift.

From services contracts to clearances to production agreements to distribution, we have you covered. When you work with our firm you can expect the type of hands-on, high-level representation that the present media landscape demands.

Corporate

Whether you are an entrepreneur, a business owner, part of a venture group or the CFO of a Fortune 500 company, we have the knowledge and expertise to execute all of your corporate transactions.

We provide full service corporate counsel to entrepreneurs, startups, executives, and established companies in all aspects of their businesses, including corporate governance, formations, filings, high level employment agreements and compensation matters.  Our firm is retained for our expertise in complex corporate matters. 

For the majority of our clients, we also provide day-to-day guidance on business decisions and strategy, as well as overseeing all contractual and transactional matters.  In this way, we have developed an “outside in-house counsel” relationship with many of our clients. Individual issues and transactions are analyzed with an eye towards helping each specific client attain its long-term goals.

Intellectual Property

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But what happens when the flattery goes too far? Ideas need to be protected from those who would seek to profit from them, and our attorneys have extensive experience in this area.  Intellectual property is the lifeblood of your business. It is your single greatest asset. We will ensure that all the proper protections are in place.

 The modern competitive business environment requires aggressive protection and management of brands, designs, inventions, and artistic works. We take tactical and strategic action designed to protect the intellectual property of our clients.

We handle the preparation, filing and prosecution of a large variety of trademark applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and counsel clients in licensing matters and corporate transactions where trademarks are involved. Not only do we represent our clients in disputes regarding infringements of their works, we also handle copyrights and complex licensing agreements that detail the use of our clients’ content in various media.

Beverage

Looking to establish, maintain or grow your alcoholic beverage business? Whether you are a brewery, winery, distillery, distributor or retail business, we raise a glass to you. In addition to our extensive experience handling general business and intellectual property law matters, we have the know-how to assist you with your alcoholic beverage industry specific legal needs.

Our attorneys routinely work with our alcoholic beverage industry clients to help them navigate entity formations, ownership changes, federal and state licensing and permit requirements and product labeling and COLA requirements. We also have experience in federal and state alcohol beverage regulatory compliance, trademark registrations, distributor and wholesaler agreements, sponsorship agreements and brand transfers and company acquisitions.

Whether you are a beverage startup or an established brand we would welcome the opportunity to discuss your beverage law needs.

 

Representative Transactions

  • Successfully overcame a trademark office action for a very well-known media brand

  • Finalized trademark co-existence agreement with an international book publishing company

  • Created phantom equity and stock option plans for mid-sized technology company

  • Strategized roll-out of branch offices for popular beverage brand

  • Navigated strenuous employment negotiations for a very well-known on-air media personality

  • Enforced payment of management commissions pursuant to early termination by celebrity musician

 

  • Successfully negotiated major label recording agreement for international recording artist

  • Closing of prominent brand agreement for global touring DJ and producer

  • Settled scores of copyright infringements for a major record label

  • Led the acquisition of digital marketing company by industry leader

  • Structured catalog and trademark acquisition of international music publishing company

  • Provided music festival counsel for the largest co-working space company in the world