MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION COUNSEL
Digital technology today has put the power of creation directly into the hands of the creator. From live-action production to podcasts, livestreams to social media, we understand that the world is now a virtual stage and you are the talent, the producer and the director. We can help guide you through the broad landscape of available platforms and distribution channels to exploit, distribute and monetize your content and your brand.
BUSINESS & EMPLOYMENT LAW
Building a successful business begins with a solid foundation. Choosing the right type of business entity, preparing corporate governance documents, properly classifying your personnel as employee or independent contractor, and establishing sound HR procedures are all essential to success. As your "outside" in-house counsel, we provide on-going support with drafting and negotiating outside vendor and service agreements, NDAs, and intellectual property registrations.
MUSIC INDUSTRY COUNSEL
Whether you're an established songwriter, publisher or musician, or DIY musician operating in the digital space, exploiting and protecting your creations is of the utmost importance, now more than ever. We have experience across the music industry, including publishing, sync and recording agreements, band and producer agreements, Performance Rights Organization issues, and leveraging our connections to get your music into the right hands.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & BRAND MANAGEMENT
Intellectual property (IP) rights are one of the most important and valuable assets for your business and brand. We know what steps it takes to ensure that your IP is properly registered and adequately protected form unauthorized exploitation, and we have experience doing it in many different industries. From brand names to logos, creative works and trade secrets, we are your registration, management and enforcement experts.
From writers to producers, actors to musicians, and influencers to brands, we treat all talent in the AltView family like our number one client. Entertainment is a relationships-based industry and we pride ourselves on effective communication and availability. We've successfully negotiated all types of deals with many of the major players, including ABC, Ryan Seacrest Productions, Relativity Media, Snapchat, Fullscreen, Amazon, Google, Apple, Netflix, and VICE.
Sometimes disputes are unavoidable, and when they are, the AltView team is here to help. We represent plaintiffs and defendants in many different types of civil litigation matters, including "soft" IP (copyright and trademark) infringement issues, breach of contract disputes, theft of trade secret actions, and sexual harassment in the workplace. We pride ourselves in obtaining pragmatic and creative settlements, and more importantly, we keep costs low, so that our clients have a competitive advantage when settlement is unattainable.