Media & Entertainment Lawyer

Artist and entertainers often have the same legal needs as other business, but sometimes Entertainment Lawyerthe issues are unique to their industry or art. I understand these differences and I am prepared to handle them in the way that helps you build your business and career.

A sampling of the services I can provide include:

  • Reviewing and drafting entertainment and media contracts
  • Counseling clients regarding licensing of rights
  • Registration of copyrights
  • Reviewing and vetting media content
  • Providing fair-use opinions
  • Formation of business ventures
  • Preparation of recording and publishing agreements
  • and all other issues affecting the artist or entertainer

Entertainment Law Experience

While many businesses can work with general business attorneys, having an experienced media & entertainment lawyer on your side gives you a leg up because they already know about your industry. I have worked with a variety of creative persons over the years, including; artisans, photographers, record labels, graphic artists, self publishers, musicians, Internet content providers, songwriters, and many other creative persons, and I bring that experience to each new client I serve.

Call 612-414-3113 to discuss how I can help you with your trademark and copyright related matters.

Representative Matters

Fair Use Opinion
Producer of online videos was developing a new project and had developed a number of rough-cuts of the project. I reviewed the material and provided guidance on what material would be considered as fair-use, and what material would need need licensing to avoid potential litigation.

Recording Contract
Musician approached for new recording contract. Reviewed agreement and discussed terms with client. Advised on potential terms to be negotiated to maximize client’s ability to achieve future goals.

Websites of Interest

Springboard for the Arts
ASCAP
Variety