Entertainment Law

We Serve Entertainment Industry Professionals

America is home to some of the world’s best original music, films, television shows, and similar forms of entertainment. While performers are the public face of entertainment, they are supported by a large and diverse group of professionals behind the scenes – all of whom will need legal advice and representation at some point.

At Adam E. Hirshfield, Esq. PLLC, we have decades of experience representing professionals throughout the entertainment industry, including musicians, composers, filmmakers, artist managers, photographers, writers, and producers. Film studios, television networks, and production companies, record labels, and music publishing houses all have experienced lawyers working for their interests, and you should, too. Whether you need help with a day-to-day matter, tax advice, or a major deal, we are the firm to call.

Simplifying Complex Contracts and Agreements

Contracts are the foundational documents of the entertainment industry. Our firm is ready to help you negotiate, draft, and review a broad range of contracts, including:

  • Television and film agreements
  • Recording agreements
  • Music publishing agreements
  • Artist management agreements
  • Producer agreements
  • Executive employment and compensation agreements
  • Merchandising agreements
  • Releases
  • Synchronization and master use licenses
  • Rights acquisitions agreements

Most non-attorneys are uncomfortable with contracts because they are full of legalese and fine print. No matter what the other party tells you verbally, the terms written in the contract are the ones that will govern the deal, so it’s important to have someone representing your interests. We will help you review and fully understand a contract you are being asked to sign, or draft and negotiate contracts of your own.

Protecting Your Intellectual Property

You have the right to protect what you have created or what you have paid others to create or acquire. Our firm can help you stake a legal claim using a variety of tools, including:

  • Securing copyrights on music, art, books, photographs and architectural drawings
  • Securing trademarks on brand names, business names, logos, etc.
  • Negotiating and litigating trademark and copyright disputes
  • Litigating violations of trademarks and copyrights

We can also help you draft, review or negotiate contract provisions related to your intellectual property, such as:

  • Nondisclosure agreements
  • Noncompete agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Exclusive and nonexclusive transfer agreements
  • License agreements

With proper legal protections and enforcement, the creative work you do could pay dividends for years or even a lifetime. Therefore, it is critical to secure your intellectual property with the help of an experienced entertainment law attorney.

Learn More About What We Can Do For You

Adam E. Hirshfield, Esq. PLLC, is based in New York City and serves clients throughout the entertainment and international business communities. To schedule an initial consultation with our skilled and experienced entertainment law attorney, send us an email.