The firm has extensive experience in the field of entertainment and music law.
Some of the many services we provide to entertainment and music clients are creating and assisting with business structures (i.e., Incorporation, Limited Liability Company, Limited Partnership and Partnership), band agreements, contract review, insurance, trademark protection, copyright protection, independent releases (i.e., how to structure release, UPC) and getting signed (Independent vs. Major, shopping negotiating the contract).
Mr. Gusler is currently a National Football League Players Association Contract Advisor as well as a National Basketball League Players Association Certified Player Agent. Services to sports clients include draft negotiations, contract negotiations and endorsements.
We offer complete corporate services, including incorporation, shareholder agreements, bylaws, organizational minutes, applications for employer identification numbers and filing s-elections with the IRS.
For bands choosing to operate as limited liability companies, we file articles of organization, prepare operating agreements, apply for employer identification numbers and work with accountants to meet other IRS requirements. For bands choosing to operate as partnerships, we register the partnership with the appropriate state or local agency, prepare partnership agreements, apply for employer identification numbers and work with accountants to meet other IRS requirements.
We also offer maintenance services for all types of entities.
We register a band's trademark with the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) in Washington, D.C. and perform all follow-up function with the PTO. We also work with bands to vigorously protect their trademark from infringement, by helping establish watch programs and bringing infringement actions when necessary. .
We represent movie production companies in all aspects of their business, including organization of business entities, financing agreements and contractual negotiations and executions regarding the sale of intellectual property and/or the distribution of movies.
Defective or dangerous products are the cause of thousands of injuries every year in the U.S. "Product liability law," the legal rules concerning who is responsible for defective or dangerous products, is different from ordinary injury law, and this set of rules sometimes makes it easier for an injured person to recover damages.
Product liability refers to a manufacturer or seller being held liable for placing a defective product into the hands of a consumer. Responsibility for a product defect that causes injury lies with all sellers of the product who are in the distribution chain. In general terms, the law requires that a product meet the ordinary expectations of the consumer. When a product has an unexpected defect or danger, the product cannot be said to meet the ordinary expectations of the consumer.
If you are hurt or injured in an accident we can assist you with your injury claim as well as property damage claims. Knowing how difficult insurance companies can be, we can see that you are treated fairly and see that you receive a just settlement.
If you are in an automobile accident, often times the insurance company will encourage you to quickly settle your claim without knowing the extent or permanence of your injuries. It is important to have an attorney look at your claim before settling with the insurance company to insure that you are protected should you need future medical care for your injuries or if there is an issue of gross negligence.
We offer free consultations for personal injury and wrongful death claims.