Greenberg Glusker’s entertainment lawyers serve as general counsel for a diverse group of artists and entertainers, including a number of high-profile celebrities.
Our lawyers understand the needs of entertainment clients and familiarize themselves with each client’s particular goals and objectives. This enables our attorneys to advise clients on all business and legal matters. These may include the negotiation and documentation of a wide variety of contractual relationships involving studios, networks, internet and production companies, banks, financiers, bond companies and all forms of distributors.
Our Entertainment Group is well known for negotiating and documenting creative talent agreements for services procured in the full range of the arts. These include theatrical feature films, television series, television movies and miniseries, internet and interactive multimedia productions, commercials, endorsements, publishing and stage plays.
We also advise clients on business formats. This includes counsel on the use and formation of corporations, joint ventures, limited and general partnerships, limited liability entities, “loanout” companies, and other business formats. Our counsel includes assisting our clients in complying with relevant collective bargaining agreements and with state and federal laws and regulations.
Greenberg Glusker litigation attorneys are uniquely suited to handle a wide range of disputes that celebrities and entertainment executives encounter in their personal lives.
We have represented high-profile individuals in lawsuits relating to their employment and entitlement to compensation. Our attorneys also help clients resolve disputes related to the defective construction of homes, domestic staff conflicts, insurance coverage, the improper cutting of trees and resulting lack of privacy.
Frequently, our attorneys represent artists, personal managers and agents in disputes over commissions. We also resolve claims arising under the Talent Agencies Act.
Comprehensive and strategic counsel on crisis management
Advice and counsel on endorsements and talent deals
Representation and negotiation of agent, manager and trainer agreements
Negotiation of confidentiality and employment agreements
Provision of complete estate planning services
Guidance on incorporations and business formations
Specialized counsel on entertainment tax issues
For more information, please contact Matt Galsor, Chair of Greenberg Glusker's Entertainment Group.