Arts, Entertainment & Media

Artists, athletes, entertainers, writers and other talented, creative people in the public eye — and the businesses that serve them — have unique legal needs. Paramount among these is the need to simultaneously exploit and protect these clients’ most valuable assets — their talent. We also recognize that our clients are at many different stages of their careers or business cycles, each with their own specific circumstances, obstacles and goals. And, of course, in many cases our client is an individual with legal and financial issues that can bridge personal and career matters. We represent painters, bloggers, sculptors, athletes, pundits and public speakers, jewelry designers, writers, agents and managers, performers on television and the stage, and many other talented individuals, from emerging artists to household names. We also represent arts and entertainment-related entities, such as non-profit arts organizations, web design firms, vendors and suppliers to various television networks and performing arts venues, among many others. We not only have deep experience in the many specific issues faced by our talented and creative clients, but firm-wide, the attorneys in Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg & Torchia’s corporate, real estate, estate planning, litigation and other practice groups provide a full complement of services to meet all of our clients’ legal needs, such as leasing studio or performance space, forming an entity for tax or liability-protection purposes or protecting against infringement of intellectual property. The depth of our experience in Arts, Entertainment & Media Law, coupled with the breadth of our firm’s experience in other practice areas, provides the best possible delivery of comprehensive legal services to our clients.

For more information about our expertise and recent projects we have completed, please see the biographies of our Arts, Entertainment & Media Law practice group members: