The Firm caters to a wide array of clients, including performing artists, songwriters, producers, filmmakers, writers, and industry executives and companies, musicians, bands and ensembles, composers, actors and Actresses, music festivals, concert venues, booking agents, promoters, recording studios, producers, radio, TV and videographers, publishers, Internet Music Businesses, music stores, sound equipment companies, instrument technicians, entity formation and union matters.
We specialize in ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION and ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION and are leaders in the area of CORPORATE FRAUD LITIGATION.
Whether you are a veteran or just starting out, the Law Office of Colleen Kerwick can help you navigate and manage your entertainment career and business.
NEXT LEVEL STRATEGY SESSIONS:
These sessions are designed to provide you with a personalized path and best chance at success in the entertainment industry. Let the Firm’s experience help you take your career to the “next level”.
You never want to put your “autograph” on any entertainment industry contract without having it reviewed by a professional. Let the Firm review your contract, and explain to you what is missing and what shouldn’t be in there, so that you don’t wind up another cautionary tale.
It is always a good idea to get agreements in writing, especially in the entertainment business. Let the Firm draft an agreement customized to your situation, so that your career in the entertainment industry can run smoothly without any unnecessary confusion or confrontations down the road. These contracts include: Record Deals, Theatrical Agreements, Talent Agreements, Sync Agreements, Licensing Agreements, Vendor Contracts, Marketing Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, Band Partnership Agreements
You need a strong advocate if you are going to get the most out of your career or business. Let the Firm fight for your rights in your contract negotiations, so that you don’t get taken advantage of and wind up getting the short end of the stick.
Whether you are an entertainer or an entertainment industry professional, the Firm understands that a successful entertainment career must be treated like a business, because that is precisely what it is. With the Firm’s assistance, starting and running a business in the entertainment industry has never been easier. Check out the Firm’s “Entrepreneurship” Services for more information.
The Firm is ready to manage and protect all of your creative works – from songs to films, and everything in between, as well as brand name and/or logo. Check out the Firm’s “Trademark and Copyright” Services for more information
Starting and running a business can be stressful enough without having the headache of dealing with the legal issues involved.
The Firm can make the process of starting your business and keeping your business “in business” much easier for you.
STARTING A BUSINESS
Business Consulting Session
Choice of Entity (partnership, LLC, Corp)
Incorporation or LLC FORMATION
Obtaining your FEDERAL TAX ID Number
Drafting the Relevant OPERATING AGREEMENT
Drafting bylaws (if necessary)
Subscription and Investment Agreements
Initial Contracts (vendor, employment, etc.)
KEEPING YOUR BUSINESS IN BUSINESS
Contract review, drafting, & negotiation
Intellectual Property protection
For a low-monthly fee (priced based on your needs), the Firm will CONTINUE to provide legal services to you once your business has been formed. It’s like having your own “In-House” Counsel!
Whether you are a business or an entertainer (or both), your Intellectual Property is a valuable asset that needs strong protection. The Firm works with a wide range of start-ups and existing businesses to manage and protect valuable trademark & copyright portfolios.
Ask about our “In-House” Subscription, and how you can make the Firm available for all of your needs for just a low-monthly fee (priced based on your needs), It’s like having your own “In-House” Counsel!