Entertainment & Creative Law
Counsel provides legal services to recording and performing artists, record labels, songwriters, producers, film and television talent, video content creators, event promoters, visual artists, and authors. Counsel’s attorneys have deep relationships in the entertainment industry and we leverage those relationships to bring value to our clients.
In addition to general and complex entertainment industry contracts, we specialize in the sale of music publishing assets, blanket licensing and rights procurement, and business development.
Digital Media & Technology Law
Counsel ‘s attorneys have all been personally and professionally involved in start-up companies in the digital media and gaming spaces. Because we have seen start-ups through the eyes of a founder as well as the eyes of an advisor, we are intimately familiar with devising creative solutions to the challenges and legal issues facing digital media companies.
Depending on a company’s needs, our services to start-ups include making appropriate connections, corporate formation and maintenance, drafting and review of specialized agreements, advising on intellectual property protection and content issues, assisting with procurement of angel and VC investment, and acting as full-service general counsel.
Counsel provides a full suite of corporate law services for our entertainment and technology clients, from simple LLC and corporate formation appropriate for your entity to complex venture financing and M&A deals.
Counsel strives to use its many years of negotiation and dispute resolution techniques to avoid formal litigation. However, in such instances when litigation is warranted, Counsel's lawyers have in depth experience with complex litigation matters in the areas of intellectual property, entertainment, contract and commercial law.
As part of our entertainment and technology practice, Counsel provides advice and services with respect to copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Our IP practice primarily includes licensing agreements, enforcement of rights, dispute resolution, and registration services.
Forward thinking clients need more than traditional legal services. Counsel LLP provides top quality intellectual property and entertainment representation, integrated with deep experience in business development, corporate formation and maintenance, celebrity and influencer partnerships, business model strategy, investor presentations, fundraising strategy, licensing, content acquisition and more.
We understand the power of access, storytelling, strategy and business development to help clients fund, build, grow and exit businesses.
Using our deep experience and industry contacts, we help select clients build and grow their businesses. Whether you’re building an idea from the ground up, or need to navigate a major pivot in your existing business, we can connect you to the right partners and influencers, give you specific, relevant and timely advice, and the materials and you need to succeed at every stage of growth.
Whether your idea or venture is early-stage or fully-funded, our team will work with you to pinpoint your market, refine your brand story, identify opportunities and formulate business strategies to capitalize on them.
We will prepare you to secure investors, creating fully customized pitch decks, iron-clad financial models, and giving you skilled pitch coaching.
Our team’s wide breadth of relationships and experience closing deals will continue to be an asset to your business well after launch.
We work with you to create a thoughtful business development plan, identify relevant celebrities, digital influences and companies to partner with, and negotiate and manage deals to make sure opportunities are maximized.