New York entertainment attorneys are very aware that New York City is the popular mecca for aspiring entertainers who flock to the city in hopes of starting their journey on the road to fame. Long Island entertainment attorneys likely recognize that many of those aspiring entertainers come from all over Suffolk and Nassau County. At Bashian & Papantoniou, our entertainment lawyers are skilled at representing various clients in the entertainment industry at different stages of their careers. While many Long Island residents are ready to jump into the entertainment industry without any hesitations, they should do so only after consulting with a Long Island entertainment attorney. Consulting an attorney at Bashian & Papantoniou will greatly aid to ensure that an aspiring artist or entertainer is prepared for every possible situation which may present itself, both wanted and unwanted. Our lawyers are experienced New York and Long Island entertainment lawyers who understand the unique concerns and goals of clients residing in both the counties of Nassau and Suffolk.
Our New York and Long Island entertainment attorneys provide effective legal assistance to actors and actresses, musicians, artists, publishers, producers, composers, writers, models, athletes, employees, companies and individuals involved in all areas of the entertainment industry, including film, radio, television, music, publishing, art, movies, professional athletics and theater.
The New York entertainment lawyers at Bashian & Papantoniou are equipped to represent both aspiring and established entertainers such as:
- Professional and semi-professional sports teams;
- Actors and actresses
- Film and television producers;
- Film and television directors;
- Models; and
Our New York and Long Island entertainment lawyers assist their entertainment clients in understanding the inner workings of the entertainment industry. We explain the pros and cons of each aspect of the industry in a manner that allows our clients to make informed and prudent career-based decisions. Our New York and Long Island entertainment attorneys are experienced in negotiating, drafting and reviewing contracts with talent agents, mangers, sports franchises, publicists, record labels and film studios on behalf of our clients. As New York trial attorneys, we are also experienced in prosecuting and defending clients in breach of contract claims and business disputes. Additionally, as New York entertainment lawyers we are proficient at establishing and protecting our clients’ intellectual property rights in their particular medium. Our New York and Long Island entertainment lawyers assist clients in registering works such as music, lyrics, compositions, screenplays, novels, and artwork with the United States Copyright Office. We are also experienced in litigating copyright infringement lawsuits commenced by or against our clients within the entertainment industry.
Not only do our New York and Long Island entertainment lawyers represent clients newly entering the entertainment industry, but they also represent established entertainers by acting as those clients’ personal counsel. Our entertainment attorneys provide clients in New York and Long Island, already established in the entertainment industry, with assistance in marketing and merchandising deals, negotiating promotional tours and appearances, renegotiating contracts, real estate transactions and tax issues. Our entertainment lawyers are also proficient at establishing and maintaining relationships within the entertainment industry and can offer insight regarding which relationships will help increase the success of their clients.
Thus, whether you are just starting out in the entertainment industry or have already found stardom, the New York entertainment lawyers of Long Island at Bashian & Papantoniou can assist you with any entertainment legal matters that may arise.