Aggressive California Entertainment Law Attorneys Assert Your Rights

Proven lawyers handle media transactions and disputes for clients in the Beverly Hills area

At The Kernan Law Firm, APC, we represent a wide range of clients in the Beverly Hills area and throughout California, including music labels, distributors and artists, in entertainment law and litigation matters. Our clients rely on our knowledge of agency and recording contracts, copyrights, trademarks and merchandising. Drawing on our experience representing people and companies in the entertainment industry and our understanding of its unique business models, we are able to develop creative legal solutions customized to our creative clients’ needs. 

Tenacious advocates support entertainment businesses and performers

As knowledgeable business attorneys representing clients throughout the entertainment industry, we handle both transactional and litigation work. Our breadth and depth of experience enables us to assist individuals and businesses with a wide range of legal issues:

  • Copyright infringement lawsuits
  • Entertainment-related contracts such as:
    • Screenplay option agreements
    • Screenplay purchase agreements
    • Actor agreements for movies
    • Actor agreements with agents or managers
    • Collaboration agreements for more than one writer
    • Producer agreements
  • Trademark registrations
  • Trademark-related contracts
  • Trademark assignments
  • Manuscript vetting
  • Right-of-publicity litigation

We offer cost-effective legal services tailored specifically for the entertainment industry, particularly for the needs of established or up-and-coming musicians and entertainers. We provide the legal support you need so you can focus on your creative talents and your business. 

Determined counselors handle entertainment contracts and disputes

We help protect the rights of actors, musicians, songwriters, producers, labels, publishers and other industry players by ensuring the agreements they enter into are legally valid and contain adequate provisions for royalties and residuals when applicable. We negotiate, draft and review the following types of contracts:  

  • Agency contracts  
  • Recording contracts
  • Management contracts
  • Performance contracts
  • Merchandising agreements

We also help clients establish copyright and trademark protections, represent them in infringement actions, and defend against any allegations of non-performance or other issues. As skilled lawyers, we work to ensure that the agreements that bind our clients fully protect their interests, but as determined litigators, we are fully prepared to handle disputes when they arise.

Contact a formidable California entertainment law firm today

The Kernan Law Firm, APC represents creative and business professionals in a wide range of entertainment law issues. Call us at 310-905-6684 or contact us online for a consultation at our Beverly Hills office.