The Firm’s Entertainment & Sports practice group is unique in the Long Island market. The practice group has counselled a prominent and diverse entertainment and sports clientele, including A-list celebrities, internationally famous authors and writers, multi-platinum singers, television, screen and stage stars, nationally-known radio personalities, and professional athletes. Several of the Firm’s clients have been at the top of their respective professions, and have included a Noble Prize® winner in Literature, a Pulitzer Prize® winning writer, a Grammy Award® winning singer with numerous Number One hits, one of the most successful home shopping television personalities of all time, and a Long Island lacrosse legend.
We offer a wide range of entertainment services and have significant experience across the broad spectrum of the entertainment industry, including television, film, theater, music, radio, publishing, professional athletics, the Internet, and digital media. Our services and experience include: recording deals; artist and talent agreements of every type; television production transactions; life rights agreements; reality show agreements; licensing, merchandising and endorsement arrangements; branding matters; book deals; Internet and website agreements; management and agency contracts; employment and consultant agreements; confidentiality agreements; and a wide variety of other transactional and contractual matters.
The practice group represents a number of entertainment and sports clients in their entrepreneurial ventures; from the initial stages of structuring the venture, during its growth, through financings and acquisitions, and—in many instances—ending with a successful exit event. In addition, the Firm’s full-service capabilities allow us to provide many of the collateral legal services our entertainment and sports clients often require, including real estate, estate and wealth planning, asset protection, corporate and commercial, tax planning, charitable endeavors and foundations, and litigation.