Entertainment & Media

YK Law’s entertainment and media attorney team advises many of the world’s most preeminent entertainment and media companies. Our team has represented major global and independent studios and private equity firms and is at the forefront of structuring television programming and major film financing, including international projects, as well as handling our clients’ complex intellectual property and corporate transactions skillfully and effectively.

And when the situation demands it, we effectively litigate antitrust breaches and conduct internal investigations and more. As a premier entertainment and media law practice, we have the necessary knowledge combined with the experience required to represent those in the entertainment and media industries.

Our entertainment and media skill and experience encompasses contracts, accounting, profit disputes, enforcement of film and television distribution agreements, and more.As a savvy entertainment and media law practice, we have vigorously defended and prosecuted publicity, patent, trademark, intellectual property, and copyright matters and disputes.

We are also established as a transactional law firm for merger and acquisitions, film finance transactions, and joint ventures. Further services include presales of media and name and likeness rights as well as television output and film distribution agreements.

The lawyers in our Entertainment & Media practice are steeped globally in the industry, several of whom possess executive-level operational experience in the industry and have deep expertise in all areas of the industry. We represent clients in transactions that range the gamut of the media sphere, involving the development, financing, production, and distribution of home video, motion picture, television, music, and interactive entertainment projects.

Our services include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Acquisitions and disposition of patents and patent portfolios

• Acquisitions and transfers

• Brand related agreements

• Data acquisitions and transfers

• Data and security privacy issues

• Employment and talent agreements

• Entertainment transaction and IP litigation

• Hardware agreements

• Intellectual property protection

• Licensing, endorsements, and sponsorship opportunities

• Mergers and acquisitions

• Patent licensing

• Privacy and data security

• Production, finance, and distribution

• Real estate transactions

• Software transactions

• Transactions related to cloud computing

• VAR and distribution and services agreement

As well, YK Law has effectively handled First Amendment issues in areas of free speech and press, offering trial and appellate litigation, prepublication and pre-broadcast analysis and review along with the contractual negotiations that accompany such issues.

We have represented many international entertainers, live performers, musicians, production companies, movie and television actors, directors, film crews, athletes, models, and assisted many in obtaining United States entertainment Visas.

In addition to providing counsel strictly on entertainment issues, our team works closely with the firm’s litigation, capital markets, corporate, real estate, and tax groups to provide practical, interdisciplinary advice on our clients’ complex legal issues and disputes. We have a global interdisciplinary network of savvy and experienced lawyers at the forefront of their respective markets. As such, they work closely with our clients to develop innovative solutions for clients’ financing, corporate, capital, and distribution, and cross-border transaction needs.

We understand that these days our clients are looking for multidisciplinary, business-oriented, and innovative legal solutions to meet the challenges of a fast-paced and changing industry. By leveraging our international presence, industry relationships, and business experience, we are the go-to firm for developing practical and cost-effective strategies to help our clients thrive in today’s entertainment and technology-driven media marketplace.

With our widely respected, skilled attorneys’ personal attention to each client’s case, you can be assured of optimal responsiveness and results-driven, exceptional counsel. As your entertainment and media legal advisor, we will advise you about proactive solutions, foreseeing what’s ahead and preparing accordingly, anticipating the impact of future events and legal developments in the industry.

With offices in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Irvine, Chicago, Miami, and Dallas, we have our contacts and relationships well embedded in the heart of the entertainment and media industries.

Practice Head

Jesse Weiner
(212) 837-2600 x1001
jweiner@yklaw.us

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