Areas of Practice

BUSINESS

  • Setup Entities: Corporations, Partnerships, LLC’s, Not-for-Profits
  • Strategic joint ventures, restructuring extrications,
  • Establish business procedures, trade secrets procedures, administer general corporate matters
  • Regulatory matters and compliance
  • Negotiate and draft complex, multi-party agreements

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Independent film development, finance, production, clearances, licensing and distribution; negotiation & documentation
  • Film, theater and television, sports and event promotion, video and music recording and publishing, literary
  • Representation for promoters, producers, directors, screenwriters, authors, composers, singers, musicians, recording studios, artists, illustrators, agents, and managers

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Licensing of patents, copyrights, & royalties

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

  • U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), & National Highway Traffic Safety Administration  (NHTSA) Assured Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards compliance.  Obtained favorable rule interpretations
  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission compliance and recall
  • U.S. Customs Obtained favorable new classification rulings, handled inspections; ensured compliance
  • State Lobbying  Supervised successful effort to create a new category of transportation vehicle in 15 states

ESTATE PLANNING, TRUSTS and WILLS

  • Young Families; Integrating Prenuptial Agreements and Retirement Assets
  • Owners of Small Businesses and Professional Practices
  • Royalties and other issues related to the passing of Intellectual Property