Representative Cases

In addition to transactional work (negotiating contracts, etc.) what follows is a list of the kinds of matters I have handled for clients, both inside and outside the courtroom:

• Representation of artist managers in breach of contract cases against artists.
• Representation of band members ousted from group and limited liability company.
• Representation of author against internet copyright infringer.
• Defense on online retailer against copyright infringement claim.
• Representation of artists in breach of contract cases against managers.
• Representation of merchandise company in licensing iconic images from the Estate of a well-known director.
• Successful representation of owners of an historic tourist attraction in breach of lease.
• Successful representation of music publisher in several copyright infringement cases against major record companies.
• Successful copyright infringement case against karaoke company.
• Long-term conservatorship and estate representation of well-respected songwriter.
• Long-term representation of promoters of several major music festivals.
• Representation of “classic” rock band against fake band with fraudulent trademark registration.
• Representation of artists in negotiation with TV reality shows and contest shows.
• Representation of songwriters in royalty disputes against publishing companies.
• Representation of rock band in successful litigation over oral licenses of master recordings.
• Representation of recording artists (and spouses) in prenuptial agreements.
• Representation of artists in estate planning and probate.
• Representation of a theatrical producer in successful reorganization of company.
• Representation of record labels in sale of company.
• Successful defense of songwriters in copyright infringement case.
• Representation of European record company in its U.S. activities.
• Representation of entertainment industry executives in negotiation of employment agreements and severance agreements.
• Representation of a recording artist in a defamation case.
• Representation of recording studio and recording engineer against record company for breach of contract and failure to pay for services.

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