Behind the lights and glamour of Hollywood is a multibillion-dollar industry. We handle entertainment litigation involving profit participation, management deals, advertising and endorsements, content distribution, ownership and licensing. Our clients include several Academy Award winning actors and production companies. We do not represent studios.
At The Syverson Law Firm, we understand the business behind the entertainment industry. One of our firm's partners, Erik Syverson, is at the cutting edge of entertainment law, Internet law and infringement litigation. We are committed to protecting our clients' reputations and financial interests when faced with the threat of litigation. For experienced advocacy and legal counsel, contact our law firm to meet with a highly skilled Los Angeles entertainment litigation lawyer.Experienced Los Angeles Trial Attorneys Handle Entertainment Law Disputes
Our law firm represents both plaintiffs and defendants in entertainment litigation matters. We are a litigation only law firm and have forged close relationships with many top entertainment transactional attorneys who bring us in to represent their clients when litigation cannot be avoided. We handle the following matters for our entertainment industry clients:
- Breach of contract
- Royalty disputes
- First Amendment issues
- Profit participation
- Idea theft/implied employment contracts
- Licensing disputes
- Defamation concerns
- Marketing disputes
- Trademark and copyright infringement
We understand the financial and professional implications of an entertainment dispute. When faced with the threat of litigation, we make considered, strategic choices because often our clients receive close press scrutiny. Attorney Syverson works with industry-leading experts, including forensic accountants, to evaluate the cost benefit of pursuing a trial verdict over a negotiated settlement. We also take into account the most effective way to resolve an entertainment law dispute without affecting our clients' professional reputation and consumer goodwill.Recent Entertainment Litigation and Pre-Litigation Matters
Worldwide Subsidy Group v. Corday Productions, Los Angeles Superior Court: Represented royalty collection agency against producer of Days of Our Lives for unpaid contractual royalties. Obtained seven figure verdict at trial.
The Orchard Enterprises v. Tufamerica, Inc., Eastern District of California: Defended music publisher sued by digital distribution company for fraud and breach of contract relating to the sale of a vast jazz and blues music catalogue including artists such as Ray Charles. Plaintiff sought damages exceeding $2,000,000. Tufamerica counter-sued. Case settled with payment to Tufamerica on its counter-claims.
Confidential Settlement on Behalf of NBA Star: Pre-litigation settlement on confidential terms of NBA star’s claims for defamation, harassment and false light based upon defendant’s activities on Twitter.
Defense of Academy Award Winner Jared Leto over Internet Distribution of Movie: Within six months of the filing of a copyright infringement lawsuit against Mr. Leto over distribution of Caligula online, Mr. Syverson achieved a full dismissal of all claims.
Settlement of Right of Privacy Claims Against Jay Leno and The Tonight Show: The Tonight Show secretly videotaped Mr. Syverson's clients leading to a successful settlement of right of publicity claims.
Representation of Several Prominent Social Media Stars Including Gavin Magnus.
For more information about our entertainment litigation services, contact our Los Angeles law firm to meet with a highly skilled California entertainment trial lawyer.