Arts & Entertainment Law.

We advise businesses, museums, artists, and collectors on the legal and business aspects of creative endeavors. Members of our team have represented clients in art acquisitions, sourcing, due diligence, intellectual property negotiations and dispute resolution, and insurance matters. When issues arise, we assist in dispute resolution and, when necessary, litigation, involving the purchase, sale, display, and licensure of artistic and creative works.

In the entertainment industry we represent individuals and companies in motion picture-, television-, and music-related matters. We counsel clients on talent and performer agreements, shopping agreements, licensure and royalty agreements, sponsorship agreements, and other negotiated transactions.

Our collective experience includes the representation of a Paris-based art gallery in litigation with a New York-based dealer involving allegations of over $15 million in damages associated with alleged misconduct related to tortious interference in business relationships. It further includes representation of a television shopping network in litigation with a content producer over promotional events in the United States featuring a highly successful commercial band, as well representation of an internationally prominent illustrator in several contract and dispute-resolution matters.

Our experience in the entertainment field includes negotiating shopping agreements for television and film and performance agreements for network television show appearances. We have represented a wide range of clients in television-related agreements including talent, production companies, and production-related entities. We are experienced in drafting and negotiating royalty and license agreements for media content. Our firm consists of:

Creative people
Advising business clients
On creative works.