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LEGAL SERVICES

Entertainment & legal.

Affordable, on-demand entertainment attorneys available to musicians, artists, writers, and athletes
Ensure compliance


Save money long term
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Avg price range

Costs largely depend on the complexity of the project, location, and other details. Speak with our experienced project managers to get an exact price based on your unique project requirements. 
 
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  • Entertainment projects

$1,000 - $3,000 avg.

LawTrades
Traditional Large Firm

Why get legal assistance

The entertainment lawyers at LawTrades have an abundance of experience in the media and entertainment industries, where they’ve represented established and emerging recording artists, songwriters, actors, producers, managers, record companies, publishing companies, television and movie studios, authors, athletes, and technology companies in their ongoing business affairs. Our attorneys also have solid relationships in the business-to-client representation, leveraging these relationships to create deal-making opportunities for clients. They understand the legal implications of your industry while helping you promote your career. To give you a sense of our top entertainment lawyers’ experience, they’ve represented the following clients in the past: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. NBC Hulu Playboy Comedy Central ICM Partners Paramount Pictures JK Rowling

The benefits

Ensure it’s a fair

It’s helpful to have a professional double-check things before signing anything. There are a lot of considerations when it comes to entertainment law so it’s worth having another set of eyes look at the legal stuff. 

Gain a fresh perspective 
 
Should you go back and negotiate things? Is this offer really worth it? An experienced entertainment business lawyer will consider your goals and lead you down the best route for your career.

How it works

Evaluate.

Our legal team evaluates your business needs and designs a custom solution for your legal strategy.

Deploy.

We deploy the right legal talent to the right projects– both aligned with your company's culture and priorities.

Integrate.

We onboard your lawyers and they start contributing, supported by our senior legal staff.

Iterate.

Expand and contract work based on the fluctuating needs of your business.

How it works

Evaluate.

Our legal team evaluates your business needs and designs a custom solution for your legal strategy.

Deploy.

We deploy the right legal talent to the right projects– both aligned with your company's culture and priorities.

Integrate.

We onboard your lawyers and they start contributing, supported by our senior legal staff.

Iterate.

Expand and contract work based on the fluctuating needs of your business.

Reviews

Joel G.

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Everything was very streamlined; I tried contacting a "regular" law firm before setting up a LawTrades account, and they didn't even respond to me (even months later). LawTrades was so fast that I wasn't even prepared for it. Good stuff.

Stuart G.

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Excellent, straightforward service which was simple to use particularly when under a tight deadline.

Lori L.

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I am so thankful to have located Law Trades. As an indie publisher, I have a tight budget and help with legal documents can "break the bank". Law Trades offered a reasonable price - suitable for a small business like mine. The service was extremely professional and I was able to receive the legal document I needed in less than 1 week.

What people
are saying

(100+ Positive Reviews)

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Reviews

Joey C.

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So far has been an excellent experience. My LawTrades attorney is excellent at what he does, has fair pricing, and is as excited to work with our company as we are to build it. LawTrades also has excellent customer support, and I've enjoyed using your interface as well to track invoices. The only thing I would want is the ability to delete projects, and to use your website on my tablet. Other than that, great work. Keep it up! I've already mentioned you to other founders and colleagues!

Justin P.

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I had an excellent experience with LawTrades. From the initial enquiry they located a lawyer (Sylvain) who was ideal for my needs. Sylvain was very friendly, efficient and provided a great service at a great price. I would not hesitate to use LawTrades or Sylvain again. The administration and process from start to finish was made as easy as possible by the LawTrades team.

Michael A.

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Have been working with them since back in 2015. They're building an amazing platform that's really going to disrupt how the legal practice has been looking at for quite a while. Big fan of what they are in the process of building, and the product itself is great too. Recommend this to anyone who's looking for a lawyer, but might be confused about where to start. LawTrades makes it super easy.

Frequently asked
questions

What services are offered by LawTrades entertainment attorneys?
Our top entertainment lawyers can do it all. They can advise on strategic and business planning as well as all legal matters for small and mid-size entertainment industry businesses and freelancers. Also, our attorneys can draft, negotiate and administer all contracts governing development, production, intellectual property, financing, and distribution. The attorneys can also help with pre- and post-production licensing and ancillary distribution deals for media products as well as resolve outstanding legal and contractual disputes to help avoid costly litigation.
Can I just hire a regular attorney to help me?
You could, but it pays to have an expert to assist you. Our entertainment lawyers have many years of experience practicing in entertainment law. Between reviewing and drafting contracts, negotiating deals, acquisitions and licensing, as well as protecting various intellectual property, our lawyers know what to look for when it comes to the entertainment world.
Which states do you have entertainment lawyers in?
Although most of our entertainment lawyers call New York and California home, they usually can help clients in all states and some countries.
What is a copyright?
Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States that gives certain exclusive rights to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic works such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software and architecture, and certain other intellectual works, whether published or unpublished. Registering a copyright establishes a public record, which can help prove ownership and is required if you ever need a copyright lawyer to sue for copyright infringement. When a work contains a valid copyright notice, an infringer cannot claim in court that s/he wasn’t aware the work was copyrighted.
Why should I use a lawyer over a “do it yourself” website?
Because doing it right is priceless. Do it yourself sites have limitations, largely in that their forms are standardized and there’s a good chance necessary information particular to your needs is lacking.