Areas of Practice

 

Music:

  • Recording agreements
  • Publishing and sub-publishing agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Management (Personal and Business) agreements
  • Agency agreements
  • Copyright administration
  • Producing and co-production agreements
  • Merchandising/Endorsement agreements
  • Concert/Personal Appearance agreements
  • Music video agreements
  • Digital Distribution agreements
  • Session employment agreements
  • Copyright assignments

Film and Television:

  • Submission agreements
  • Literary options/Acquisition agreements
  • Pitch agreements
  • Reality TV agreements
  • Producer agreements
  • Production (Cast and Crew) agreements
  • Actor agreements
  • Writer agreements
  • Collaboration agreements
  • Director agreements
  • Finder's agreements and other financing contracts
  • Distribution agreements
  • Merchandising/Endorsement agreements

 

Print Media:

  • Literary publishing
  • Fiction, Non-fiction, Graphic novels, Animation, etc.
  • Agency agreements

 

Online Media:

  • Internet domain names
  • Websites
  • Video games

 

Negotiation of contracts for the acquisition and sales of business services and businesses, including:

  • Employment agreements
  • Independent Contractor agreements
  • Trade Secret Non-Disclosure agreements
  • Non-Competition agreements
  • Purchase agreements

 

Business Entity Formation, including:

  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)
  • Partnerships
  • Joint Ventures
  • Fictitious Business Names (DBAs)

Clients include recording artists, songwriters, producers, directors, authors, actors, publishers, and other individuals and entities in and affiliated with the entertainment industry. The firm's attorneys generally do not represent the major record labels, the film studios, or television networks, and instead concentrate on the unique needs of talent. The firm's attorneys also represent internet-based companies and a wide variety of public and private businesses in various fields.

 

Litigation

In addition to transactional work, PAMELA KOSLYN also represents clients in the resolution and litigation of a broad range of entertainment industry, business, constitutional/1st Amendment and labor disputes, in State and Federal court and through arbitration, including many copyright and trademark infringement disputes, including those asserted by the law firm Johnson & Pham for claimants including Speck, Mophie, Otterbox, BMW, Zumba, Beachbody, Adobe and Specialized Bicycle Components.

Other litigation work includes:

  • Royalty payment disputes
  • Internet domain name disputes
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duty against partners, agents, and others who owe a fiduciary duty
  • Defamation, libel, and slander
  • Employment harassment
  • Wrongful termination
  • Fraud
  • Inducing Breach of Contract
  • Interference with Business Relations
  • Unfair Competition
  • Misappropration of Likeness
  • Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
  • Public companies' securities fraud and stock manipulation
  • Violations of the constitutional religious "establishment" clause

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