MUSIC, FILM & ART

Our services include rights acquisition, production financing and structuring, distribution, incorporation, filing and organizational documents for new entities across all entertainment media platforms.

  • Film, music, dance, art, publishing, sports contract negotiation, drafting and review 
  • Gallery consignments and sales 
  • Digital content and social media
  • Software development and licensing
  • Player or coach contracts and talent agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • Agent agreements
  • Management agreements
  • Production agreements
  • Celebrity endorsements and promotional agreements
  • Charitable foundations
  • Luxury home construction and purchase contracts
  • Trademark & Copyright Counseling and Protection

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

If you have a work or invention that is the result of creativity, such as a manuscript or a design, you have rights that must be regularly exercised to preserve.  We can help you solidify, maintain, and assert those rights so you can maximize the use of your creation.

  • Trademark selection, search, adoption, use and registration
  • Trademark  Monitoring & Renewals
  • Trademark Office Actions, opposition and cancellation proceedings
  • Trademark portfolio management
  • Trademark Enforcement & USPTO litigation
  • Brand development
  • Dispute resolution
  • Copyright registration
  • Recording registrations with US Customs and Border Protection
  • Analyzing substantial similarity and validity
  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notices
  • Internet law and unfair competition
  • Fair Use
  • Design modifications, substantial similarity, the right to compete
  • Fashion:  IP rights, trends, and issues of infringement
  • Writing & Publishing rights
  • Licensing and merchandising agreements in music, film, television, art, literature, and technology. 
  • Counseling on rights and clearances efforts

BUSINESS

Our services include rights acquisition, production financing and structuring, distribution, incorporation, filing and organizational documents for new entities across all entertainment media platforms.

  • Brand management
  • Rights acquisition
  • Production financing and structuring
  • Distribution
  • Incorporation 
  • Counseling on industry standards, best business practices, and brand development
  • Filing and organizational documents for new entities across all entertainment media platforms

TECHNOLOGY TRANSACTIONS

We work with companies of all sizes in the creation, acquisition, use and commercial exploitation of technology. Dedicated to the digital media, e-commerce, electronics, information technology and telecommunications fields we understand business models and practices and use our legal expertise to help clients with buying, selling, licensing or developing technology-based products or services, to attain and maintain successful business relationships while protecting their IP assets.

  • Digital Media 
  • DMCA Take-down Notices
  • Digital Distribution
  • Joint Ventures, Joint Development Projects
  • Strategic Alliances
  • M&A-Related Technology Transactions
  • Patent Acquisitions, Licensing, and Monetization
  • Internet and Social Media
  • Software Licensing and Open Source Issues
  • Technology Licensing, Distribution and Supply Agreements
  • Consumer Products and Retail
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Media and New Media
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Strategic alliances and joint ventures

Municipal Finance and Civil Defense Litigation

We serve as underwriters' counsel or disclosure counsel on municipal transactions within Philadelphia County.  We also serve as defense counsel for various civil litigation matters. 

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Municipal Torts
  • Construction Law 
  • Contract Disputes
  • Bills and Notes
  • Financial Restructuring
  • Municipal Litigation

CHARITIES

Our services include entity filings; forming 501(c)(3) organizations and securing IRS recognition of tax-exempt status; state registrations; advice regarding “best practices” for governance; executive compensation planning; charitable contributions and capital campaigns; and more.

  • Counseling on the proper method of incorporation for your business
  • Forming 501(c)(3) organizations and securing IRS recognition of tax-exempt status
  • Advice regarding “best practices” for governance 
  • Executive compensation planning
  • Charitable contributions and capital campaigns 
  • Planned giving (charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, charitable gift annuities) 
  • Corporate sponsorships; cause-related marketing; royalty license agreements; “affinity” credit card agreements
  • Participation in the Combined Federal Campaign and state civil servant “workplace” campaigns
  • Protection of intellectual property rights (e.g., copyrights and trademarks)
  • Drafting and reviewing agreements with vendors and service providers, including fund raisers and fund raising counsel 
  • Compliance with federal tax laws related to lobbying and political campaigns; registration and compliance with the federal Lobbying Disclosure Act; compliance with federal tax laws; advice regarding IRS Form 990; forming and integrating supporting organizations 
  • State registration services for the 501(c)(3) organization that plan to solicit charitable contributions