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Entertainment & Intellectual Property


For more than five decades, our entertainment attorneys have played leading roles in the arts, and the film, television and sports media. The diversity of our clientele demonstrates the breadth and depth of our experience and capabilities on behalf of some of the world’s most gifted and successful individuals, including:


  • Musical artists in the field of rock, folk, jazz, pop, country, hip hop, classical and opera

  • Producers and sponsors of music and comedy festivals, tours and other live events

  • Award-winning choreographers, dancers and dance companies

  • Best-selling novelists, book and magazine publishers, columnists and newspersons

  • Stand-up comics, comedy writers and comedy festivals

  • Film and television actors, screenwriters, directors and producers

  • Record, television and motion picture industry executives

  • Award-winning stage actors, performance artists, theater companies, playwrights and composers

  • Songwriters, music publishers, musical directors, arrangers

  • Record labels, record producers, engineers and recording studios

  • Symphony orchestras and classical promoters

  • Radio and television stations, on-air personalities and vocal talent

  • Artist managers, talent and booking agencies and model management companies

  • Professional fighters, athletes, managers, promoters and sports franchises


Given the firm’s diverse practice areas, our entertainment attorneys are able to provide our clients with a full range of both commercial and personal legal services “in house,” enabling them to buy and sell businesses and properties, form service corporations, partnerships and foundations, handle matrimonial and child custody issues, develop and administer production, merchandising and publishing assets, publish memoirs, manage, protect and enforce intellectual property and contract rights, collect debts, minimize taxes, plan estates and, if civil or criminal litigation is unavoidable, have their interests represented by experienced trial counsel.



Peter S. Matorin

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