Williams Mullen attorneys have served as longtime advisors to recording artists, athletes, performing artists, music producers, concert and event producers, publishing and broadcast companies, interactive media companies, sports organizations and film makers. We recognize that the practice of entertainment law requires more than just a familiarity with legal aspects.
Williams Mullen attorneys have served as longtime advisors to recording artists, athletes, performing artists, music producers, concert and event producers, publishing and broadcast companies, interactive media companies, sports organizations and film makers. We recognize that the practice of entertainment law requires more than just a familiarity with legal aspects. It involves the ability to put the right team together to address specific issues. Williams Mullen has the depth to provide our entertainment clients with comprehensive legal services including business and tax law, intellectual property law, licensing, litigation and private equity.
 
Entertainment & Sports
  • Contract negotiation
  • Business formation
  • Financing
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Copyright and trademark
  • Immigration
  • Litigation including intellectual property infringement, contract disputes, publicity and privacy rights, and other film, music and entertainment related disputes
  • Estate and Tax planning
  • Organizing 501(c)(3) charitable foundations
  • Film production and distribution
  • Music and literary publishing, sampling, and licensing

Film Finance 
  • Represent film production companies and investor groups in connection with equity and debt financing
  • Represent private equity groups in film fund formation

How We’ve Helped Our Clients
Many of our clients in sports and entertainment were with us before they became nationally known. Others have been recommended by colleagues in the business. Whatever the situation, our team has proven to have exemplary skills and the industry knowledge necessary to serve demanding clients in a demanding industry.
 
Some of our representations include:

  • Creating a film fund for an Emmy award winning documentarian
  • Providing general business, intellectual property, tax and trust development for multi-platinum selling recording artists
  • Contract negotiations for Olympic athletes
  • General business and tax assistance for former NBA players continuing their careers abroad
  • Organizing a 501(c)(3) for a celebrity’s charitable foundations
  • Providing trademark counsel for a sporting tournament
  • Arranging for visas for international performers entering the United States or traveling to foreign countries
  • Providing trust and estate counseling for musicians
  • Real Estate and leasing arrangements for GRAMMY winning performance
  • Sale of online entertainment site to the one of the world’s largest concert search engines

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