The consumption of entertainment content will continue to evolve at a rapid pace and so must our approach to guiding clients. Our job is to help clients navigate this new and evolving environment and diversify the types of content they participate in, produce and endorse. Our entertainment attorneys help clients find the right strategic partners, creatively structure deals and protect their rights across all entertainment platforms.
We understand the drivers of your business from the talent and corporate side, since many of the attorneys in our entertainment group have worked in music, fashion and digital media before joining our firm. With this unique experience, we offer clients an unparalleled level of industry insight and knowledge when dealing with entertainment issues and transactions.
We think and act like entrepreneurs and business partners of our clients. Our team helps clients evaluate risks and strategic opportunities. Our clients rely on us to be their trusted advisor to help navigate their legal matters. We love working side by side with all different types of artists and entertainers to help them grow, expand and protect their business.
Pigeons & Planes | October 03, 2017
Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions of counsel Carron Mitchell is quoted in this roundup article of advice for artists to consider before signing a deal with a music label.
Upscale Magazine | October 01, 2017
Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner Julian Petty was named one of the “Top 25 in 2017” by Upscale Magazine.
Billboard | July 17, 2017
Billboard Magazine has named Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner Julian Petty as a top music lawyer in 2017.
Billboard | June 22, 2017
Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner Julian Petty is quoted in this article on the changing economics of the music industry and the recent surge in new signings. Click here to read the full article.
The Los Angeles Times | June 19, 2017
Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner Julian Petty is quoted in this article about rapper Jay-Z’s newest album that will be released exclusively through the streaming service Tidal, which he co-owns. Click here to read the full article.
Los Angeles Business Journal | April 24, 2017
The Los Angeles Business Journal named Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner and fashion practice leader Staci Riordan as one of the Most Influential Women Lawyers.
ABA Journal | April 01, 2017
This Q&A with Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner Julian Petty highlights his notable clients, his work and how he got a start in entertainment law. Click here to read the full article.
Billboard | January 09, 2017
Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner Julian Petty is quoted in this roundup of music industry predictions for 2017. Click here to read the full article.
Billboard | November 14, 2016
Los Angeles IP Counseling & Transactions partner Julian Petty is mentioned as legal representative for A Tribe Called Quest in this article about the group’s signing with Creative Arts Agency for worldwide representation.
Billboard Magazine | October 06, 2016
Los Angeles IP Counseling & Transactions partner Julian Petty is featured in this article highlighting the team who manages the Estate of Notorious B.I.G. Click here to read the full article.
Los Angeles Business Journal | October 03, 2016
This feature article showcases Los Angeles IP Counseling & Transactions partner Julian Petty, leader of the firm’s entertainment practice, and his work through photos of his office and the mementos he’s collected through the years.
KPCC-FM (NPR Los Angeles affiliate) | August 10, 2016
Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner Staci Riordan is quoted in this article about controversies surrounding corporate sponsorships at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
The YBF | July 30, 2016
Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner Julian Petty is noted as representing Bystorm Films and Notorious B.I.G., LLC, on a scripted series for TBS that will loosely incorporate Biggie’s life and lyrics.
Los Angeles Business Journal | July 11, 2016
Los Angeles associate Ellie Altshuler is featured in this spotlight highlighting her work with entertainment and fashion clients.
American Lawyer | March 23, 2016
This article profiles Los Angeles partner Julian Petty. Click here to read the full article.
NPR | February 23, 2016
Los Angeles partner Julian Petty is quoted in this story discussing the #FreeKesha movement supporting the pop singer as she fights her recording contract with Sony. Throughout the piece, he provides third-party commentary on how public support is playing into the legal battle. Click here to read the full article.
Law360 | December 22, 2015
Partners Staci Riordan and Julian Petty and associates Neal Gauger and Seth Berman are mentioned in this article for their representation of Warner Music Group, EMI Music Publishing, Big Poppa Music, Bad Boy Records and the estate of Notorious BIG in a case focused on alleged copyright claims involving BIG’s 1994 debut album. Staci provides commentary. Click here to read the full article.
Fordham Lawyer | December 11, 2015
Partner Julian Petty is featured within this article highlighting Fordham Law alumni prominently involved in the evolution of the way we watch movies and listen to music. Click here for the complete coverage.
Daily Journal | August 26, 2015
Los Angeles IP Counseling & Transactions associate Ellie Altshuler provides third-party commentary in this feature story on celebrity endorsements of brands or products on social media.
FashInvest | July 24, 2015
This coverage highlights Loyola Law School’s Fashion Law Summer Intensive program focused on what companies need to do in order to develop a brand narrative and all the legal elements necessary to carry that story forward. The program is part of The Fashion Law Project whose executive director is Los Angeles partner and leader of the fashion law practice Staci Riordan. In addition to Staci, Ellie Altshuler and Julian Petty are on the faculty as well.
L.A. Weekly | July 08, 2015
This profile of Julian Petty includes quotes from him on his experience working with clients in the music industry and how he’s helping them navigate the challenges of an evolving industry. A few of Julian’s clients are quoted throughout the profile. Click here for the complete coverage.
Black Enterprise | May 26, 2015
This article profiles Los Angeles partner Julian Petty who has carved out a successful practice advising clients in the entertainment industry. Click here to read the full article.
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