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Media & Entertainment Litigation

Lawyers who can handle the bright lights.

Business litigation involving media and entertainment projects is highly specialized. Headed by Founding Partner Michael V. Mancini, our lawyers have experience litigating accounting, distribution, likeness right, right of publicity, right of privacy, royalty, ownership, intellectual property, and acquisition disputes.

Accounting Disputes

Our lawyers have handled accounting disputes relating to the television, film and music industries. From litigating collection account management disagreements to investigating improper revenue reporting, we are able to help you.

Breach of Contract & Traditional Business Disputes

The media and entertainment industries are rife with traditional breach of contract litigation. Our familiarity with the industries enables us to effectively handle these disputes without having to get up to speed on the nuances of entertainment litigation.

Copyright & Trademark

Our attorneys regularly litigate copyright and trademark disputes arising from work-for-hire, licensing, and distribution agreements, as well as from unfair competition and actual intellectual property theft. 

Guild Disputes

Our lawyers have successfully handled many guild disputes, including guild arbitrations alleging that down-chain distributors owe guild residuals.

Right of Privacy/Right of Publicity

Our attorneys are passionate about defending the rights to personal privacy and control of a person’s image, even if they are in the public eye. We proudly litigate—usually quietly—to defend our clients’ reputations and privacy and protect them from exploitation and appropriation of their likeness.

Litigation Services

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