Media

Representative Experience

  • Represented entertainment production company, Halftime Live, with all legal needs, including formation, private placement fundraising and negotiation of various entertainment-related contracts, including talent agreements, agency agreements and reality television show production agreement
  • Acted as intellectual property counsel to the host of an AM radio show.  The representation included drafting and review of a radio talent and studio use agreement, providing intellectual property advice on the development of content for the radio show, prosecution of trademark and copyright applications covering content created for the show, and drafting model and photograph releases for use with third parties appearing on the radio show.
  • Serving as general copyright, intellectual property, licensing and contract counsel to a Grammy Award-winning independent record label.
  • Successfully represented a major media company in defending against a claim for invasion of privacy based on the use of hidden cameras during investigation of a news story. The  United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia granted a motion to dismiss the claim and the decision was upheld by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
  • Successfully represented musical artist in the defense of a claim for copyright infringement involving a Grammy Award winning song. The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia granted a motion for summary judgment, which was affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
  • Represents Meredith Corporation and its Atlanta television station in connection with defense of defamation and other tort claims, third-party subpoenas, and in pursuing access to open records and open meetings under state law.
  • Advised a NASDAQ-listed media and Internet services company regarding SEC disclosure and compliance issues.
  • Represented Atlanta-based puppet theatre, Center for Puppetry Arts, in clearing rights in and to copyright-protected musical works for use in various original puppet shows created by and performed at the theatre.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor local television news affiliate in connection with defamation lawsuit.
  • Represented a large cable company in the Aladdin Gaming LLC bankruptcy case. Successfully assisted the client in excising setoff rights and in procuring adequate assurance of payment as a utility provider.