PRACTICE AREAS

The Entertainment Industry is Constantly Expanding

ZIGLAW stands ready to guide you into the new paradigm through our established expertise in all aspects of entertainment law.

FILM

ZIGLAW is equipped to serve those in the film industry on several different fronts, from independent film financing to acting as general production counsel. For film producer clients, ZIGLAW can prepare all the necessary agreements for a successful production and assist in the overall administration of obtaining the necessary funds, rights and clearances. ZIGLAW also represents both on and off-screen talent in deal negotiations and overall management of their legal rights and intellectual properties.

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MUSIC

ZIGLAW serves clients on both the artistic and institutional sides of the music business. Out team counsels recording and publishing companies on issues such as startup financing and operations, rights acquisition and management, licensing, contract negotiations and branding. Additionally, we provide ongoing legal services to a number of institutional clients ranging from ad hoc negotiations to outside general counsel. ZIGLAW represents artistic clients on matters such as corporate structure, deal negotiation, merchandising and branding and management of intellectual rights and persona.

TELEVISION

ZIGLAW has a broad range of experience with both domestic and international television projects and personalities. Our team of attorneys can handle the full range of production needs, including ad hoc negotiations, programming development, project financing, acting as production counsel and the purchase or sale of content. ZIGLAW also represents television personalities in both the Latin and U.S. markets.

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NEW MEDIA

As technology continues to rapidly change, ZIGLAW makes every effort to stay informed about new technologies and anticipate newly emerging business models. Our team assist clients in identifying multimedia opportunities and structuring their business and legal priorities to capitalize on those opportunities. ZIGLAW represents a broad range of new media entities in the areas of e-commerce, content distribution, social networks and beyond.

CORPORATE

ZIGLAW provides counsel on a wide variety of corporate governance matters to public and privately held business entities and entrepreneurs. ZIGLAW represents clients in corporate matters including corporate formations, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, private equity and venture capital, joint ventures, corporate governance for start-ups, emerging, established, and publicly traded companies in addition to other general corporate matters. Whether it be structuring a deal, complying with corporate and securities regulations, or simply managing liability, our corporate practice is well suited to deliver cost effective and practical legal analysis.

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

ZIGLAW has a keen understanding of copyright, trademark and related areas of law. Intellectual property is the foundation for the majority of our clients’ entertainment-related assets and our team knows how to identify, leverage and protect those rights. ZIGLAW serves the intellectual property needs of both institutional and personal clients and our services range from ad hoc registrations to full oversight and rights management.