Entertainment law delves into the interesting world of actors, entertainers, athletes and all the media and production companies that play a role in bringing any type of sport or entertainment to life. Wellesley entertainment lawyers take on all legal aspects of the sports and entertainment industries.
Entertainment attorneys and law firms represent individual entertainers as well as entertainment companies with many aspects of their business. When dealing with this industry, contract negotiation are crucial, and protecting against breaches of contract even more so.
There are also plenty of publicity issues, defamation of character situations and intellectual property issues when it comes to the creative aspect of entertaining. No matter how large or small of an entertainer you are, an entertainment attorney can help you with the legalities of the entertainment industry.
In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.
A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:
Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.
Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.
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