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Hiring an Entertainment Attorney – Some Insider Tips

If you find yourself needing an entertainment attorney to represent your creative business, these tips will come in handy. Finding the right lawyer and law firm for your business is one of the most important steps for your company.  While your creative business may allow you to color outside the lines, or even create your own coloring book, the world of law expects you to color by numbers and keep those crayons inside the lines.  To help you navigate this world, here are a few tips for selecting an entertainment lawyer and/or entertainment law firm to best represent your business.

Ensure you’re looking for the right type of attorney. 

Selecting an attorney requires you to find the right type of attorney, whether or not your business is part of the creative industry.  If you are a creative person or your business is in a creative industry, you should find an attorney and a firm that specializes in entertainment law and law for the creative arts. You want an attorney that knows the ins and outs of your particular type of business and/or industry.  Your attorney should already have the industry knowledge and know-how to best represent the interests of your company.

Ensure the attorney provides the services you need. 

If you find an entertainment attorney and/or entertainment law firm that specializes in entertainment law, be sure they provide the specific services you need for your business.  If you want to hire an entertainment attorney to help with your trademarks and copyrights, make sure that attorney has the necessary expertise and experience before you hire him or her.  Otherwise, you’ll have to go right back to the drawing board. If you’re not sure, just ask!

Ask about the attorney’s and firm’s history. 

You also want to make sure that the attorney and/or firm you hire has a good track record and looks after the best interests of its clients.  Ask the attorney questions about his or her other experiences with the specific issue you are dealing with.  Ask how the attorney proposes to help you achieve your goals. And don’t hesitate to ask how much it will cost. You deserve to have these questions answered!

Creative Law Network provides expert legal services related to entertainment lawintellectual property law and business law.  Our attorney has years of experience helping clients protect their rights and achieve their goals.  Contact us to have all your questions answered. It’s a great first step!

Dave Ratner