Drawing on several of our practice areas, we provide a wide range of legal services to our entertainment, media and sports industry clients - from litigation to licensing to negotiating transactions relating to the production and distribution of film, television, musical, literary and multimedia products.

Entertainment & Media

With an office in Stockholm and attorneys from Latin America, Europe and Asia, the firm has the resources and contacts to handle a variety of international entertainment matters in all areas of law, including Corporate and Securities, Tax, Finance, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Antitrust, Litigation, Telecommunications, Labor, Pensions and Benefits, and Employment. Our attorneys represent U.S. film and television production companies in negotiating contracts with talent, financers, distributors and networks as well as distributors in their sales of motion pictures. Our attorneys also represent companies in acquiring entertainment content. We work with a variety of clients, both on the artist and corporate side, in negotiating recording agreements, publishing deals, management contracts, producer agreements, and tour sponsorship deals. We also represent authors and photographers in negotiating publishing industry contracts.

Our entertainment attorneys draw upon the extensive experience of our intellectual property attorneys who handle every aspect of trademark and copyright law, including registration, licensing, client counseling and litigation matters. We advise and assist in the protection of clients’ interests in works ranging from motion pictures, television programs, songs, paintings, and novels to computer software, architectural plans, and toys.

The firm is especially well-equipped to represent clients in various aspects of multimedia. We assist clients in the development of entertainment and non-entertainment related projects for use on internet; wireless internet; on-line information services; digital television and digital publishing. Services involved with these projects involve:

  • Technology development and licensing
  • Content development/acquisition
  • IP Asset Management
  • Multiplatform distribution
  • Outsourcing services/technology
  • Procurement agreements
  • Advertising and marketing agreements
  • General business transactions – joint ventures; mergers and acquisitions, contracts

Sports

Our attorneys understand how successful sports representation involves innovation, creativity, collaboration, and the ability to understand all parts of a transaction. Our sports law attorneys practice across multiple areas -- business transactions, corporate securities, franchising, health care, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, tax, and real estate, including arena and stadium leasing, permitting, building, purchasing, financing and operation of a variety of projects.

Firm attorneys represent one of the world’s largest sportswear and lifestyle brands in landmark intellectual property litigation and protection. We have assisted a number of minor league sports organizations with stadium lease, food and beverage concession and league governance issues. We also serve as international counsel to a Japanese baseball club, for which we have negotiated and drafted player contracts and on behalf of whom we have interacted with baseball officials and organizations in the United States and Latin America.

Entertainment, Media & Sports

Experience Highlights

Development and financing of Tournament Players Club golf course for PGA Tour
Represented the PGA Tour and the affiliated Tournament Players Club in the development and financing of a TPC golf course. more
Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing LLP v. Cox Communications; In re Katz Interactive Call Processing Patent Litigation; Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing LLP v. EarthLink Inc.
Lead counsel on behalf of Cox Communications and EarthLink in a suit filed by Ronald A. Katz Licensing Technology in the U.S. District Court for the more
Lawsuit by collegiate sports conference
Represented various member institutions of a collegiate sports conference in their lawsuit against a university by enforcing commissions and more
Copyright infringement defense for LaFace Records
The firm successfully defended LaFace Records and So So Def Productions in a series of lawsuits asserting copyright infringement and other claims more

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