New York City Business and <br>Entertainment Lawyer

    New York City Business and
    Entertainment Lawyer

    New York City Business and <br>Entertainment Lawyer

    At Rodriques Law PLLC, we help our clients to structure, negotiate and execute a range of agreements for a wide variety of industry participants, including motion picture studios, cable and broadcast TV networks, device creators, developers of artificial intelligence and machine learning, and private investors that finance content development, production and distribution.

    We’re more than just good attorneys. Our New York City business and entertainment lawyers treat every client with honesty, integrity, and respect.

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    Our Law Practice.

    Our focus is offering quality legal services to companies and individuals in the Film and Television industries. Rodriques Law has a variety of practice areas to meet our clients’ needs and help filmmakers and startups grow.

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    Super Lawyer

    Representing our clients in complex transactions concerning the production, financing, licensing, and distribution of content.

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    Top Lawyer

    Helping investors evaluate rights and protect their investments in film and television related asset portfolios.

    Areas of Practice

    We are aware that businesses, professionals and creatives these days require diverse and sophisticated legal services. That is why we offer legal services ranging from business entity formation to mergers and acquisitions, from Talent and other production-related agreements to financing transactions.

    Business Law
    Business Law

    The modern entertainment industry comes with responsibilities that require business savvy in addition to artistic talents. With sound business judgment and legal savvy, Rodriques Law PLLC helps start-ups and emerging companies with organization, structuring…

    Entertainment Law
    Entertainment Law

    Rodriques Law, PLLC’s Entertainment Law practice covers all segments of the entertainment industry, including motion pictures, television, music, theater, interactive and digital entertainment and sports…

    Business Law
    Business Law

    The modern entertainment industry comes with responsibilities that require business savvy in addition to artistic talents. With sound business judgment and legal savvy, Rodriques Law PLLC helps start-ups and emerging companies with organization, structuring…

    Business Law
    Entertainment Law
    Entertainment Law

    Rodriques Law, PLLC’s Entertainment Law practice covers all segments of the entertainment industry, including motion pictures, television, music, theater, interactive and digital entertainment and sports…

    Entertainment Law

    Legal Services for Businesses in the Entertainment Industry

    The modern entertainment industry comes with responsibilities that require business savvy in addition to artistic talents. With sound business judgment and legal savvy, Rodriques Law PLLC helps start-ups and emerging companies with organization, structuring, strategy, networking, compensation, capitalization, and uncovering and assessing the hidden risks and exposures associated with new business relationships, potential acquisitions or investments.

    Rodriques Law PLLC helps with the creation of new businesses, in the form of limited liability companies and other unincorporated business ventures, partnerships and traditional business corporations. We focus on matters both internal to these structures, such as the variable fiduciary duties that exist in them, as well as their relationship to many other areas of law including taxation, employment, and securities regulation.

    Our lawyers are our clients’ best ally in helping them grow their business while avoiding legal and financial pitfalls along the way.

    Our core areas of practice include:

    Our Entertainment Law Practice in New York City

    Rodriques Law PLLC’s Entertainment Law practice covers all segments of the entertainment industry, including motion pictures, television, music, theater, interactive and digital entertainment and sports. Our attorneys handle transactional matters for all types of individuals and institutions, and help them in both the creative and the business aspects of their entertainment, media and technology initiatives.

    Rodriques Law, PLLC’s areas of representation include:

    • Film and television financing, development, production and distribution
    • Theatrical stage production and financing
    • Finder’s contracts and shopping agreements
    • Domestic and international co-production and pre-sale
    • Branded entertainment
    • Advertising and marketing
    • Book-to-film deals
    • Film and television animation agreements
    • Digital, mobile, social media and video content distribution and licensing
    • Intellectual property protection and enforcement
    • Fair use legal opinions
    • Talent agreements
    • Endorsement deals
    • Merchandising
    • Music agreements, including master use and synchronization license
    • Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, collaborations and strategic alliances
    • Collective bargaining negotiations/agreements, including SAG-AFTRA, DGA, WGA, Teamsters and IATSE agreements
    • Employment agency license applications
    • Talent management, model management, talent agency, literary agent and publishing agreements
    • Clearances and errors and omissions (E&O) insurance
    • Regulatory compliance, including SEC, FTC and FCC regulations

    We assist media, entertainment companies and talent to connect and work with key industry players with the resources that can help to further their business and creative initiatives. In addition, our legal expertise and understanding of our clients’ businesses and objectives allow us to give practical advice for prudent decision-making.

    Being familiar with the applicable foreign law, and working with local counsel who advise us, we handle deals involving transactions with foreign entities. We serve clients from all over the world, including Canada, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, India, Brazil, Bahamas, Bermuda, Trinidad, and Jamaica.

    Our global client base includes:

    • Entertainment and media companies
    • Motion picture and television producers, directors, distributors, writers, actors and crew
    • Private equity, venture capital and film funds
    • High-net-worth individuals
    • Talent agencies and talent management companies
    • Playwrights, composers, songwriters, musicians and performing artists
    • Athletes, models and child entertainers

    Reach Out New York City Business and Entertainment Attorney

    If you are running a business or working in the entertainment industry, it is important to have quality legal guidance. A New York City entertainment and business lawyer from Rodriques Law PLLC could provide you with the resources you need to negotiate contracts, coordinate mergers and acquisitions, or finance a film. Contact us today to get started.

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