Music & Entertainment

The rapid expansion of digital technology is changing the structure of the entertainment industry. As we move to a more direct-to-consumer world, successful entertainment entities are creating new business models that focus on content, digital distribution, fan management and mobile advertising.

Our experience and long-standing relationships in the sports, entertainment and media industries means we understand your industry and the technology behind it. We offer a full complement of legal services and resources for entertainment industry clients:

  • Advising clients involved in the delivery of content via emerging digital media technologies, such as digital music and motion picture retailers, content aggregators and webcasters
  • Negotiating and drafting entertainment industry agreements of every variety
  • Counseling clients on structuring joint ventures, collaborations and co-productions, child talent contracts, and union and guild agreement compliance
  • Conducting rights clearances and acquisitions, and related due diligence, for entertainment properties
  • Assisting with forming and structuring business entities, securing financing and investors, tax and estate planning, protecting and managing intellectual property assets, and litigating disputes

Film, television and live stage production companies, broadcast stations, entertainment venues, record labels, music publishers, book publishers, authors, actors, dancers, choreographers and musicians can rely on us to help them navigate this changing market.

Business Transactions

Scott Y. MacTaggart
Scott Y. MacTaggart
Partner
Las Vegas
smactaggart@​lrrc.com
702.474.2646 / vCard

Intellectual Property

Emily A. Bayton
Emily A. Bayton
Practice Group Leader, Partner
Denver, Phoenix
ebayton@​lrrc.com
303.628.9568 / vCard
Art Hasan
Art Hasan
Practice Group Leader, Partner
Los Angeles, Silicon Valley
ahasan@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Oliver S. Bajracharya
Oliver S. Bajracharya
Partner
Los Angeles
obajracharya@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
G. Warren Bleeker
G. Warren Bleeker
Partner
Los Angeles
wbleeker@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Michael J. MacDermott
Michael J. MacDermott
Partner
Los Angeles
mmacdermott@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Michael J. McCue
Michael J. McCue
Partner
Las Vegas, Silicon Valley
mmccue@​lrrc.com
702.949.8224 / vCard
Gary J. Nelson
Gary J. Nelson
Partner
Los Angeles
gnelson@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Shane E. Olafson
Shane E. Olafson
Partner
Phoenix
solafson@​lrrc.com
602.262.5327 / vCard
Anne Aikman-Scalese
Anne Aikman-Scalese
Of Counsel
Tucson
aaikman@​lrrc.com
520.629.4428 / vCard
Ryan M. Swank
Ryan M. Swank
Senior Associate
Silicon Valley
rswank@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Zachary T. Gordon
Zachary T. Gordon
Associate
Las Vegas
zgordon@​lrrc.com
702.474.2688 / vCard
Griffin S. Lee
Griffin S. Lee
Associate
Los Angeles
glee@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Dustin R. Szakalski
Dustin R. Szakalski
Associate
Los Angeles
dszakalski@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Drew Wilson
Drew Wilson
Associate
Los Angeles
dwilson@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard

Litigation

Robert H. McKirgan
Robert H. McKirgan
Partner
Phoenix
rmckirgan@​lrrc.com
602.262.5396 / vCard
Jill J. Ormond
Jill J. Ormond
Of Counsel
Phoenix
jormond@​lrrc.com
602.262.5713 / vCard

Regulatory & Government

Garrett D. Gordon
Garrett D. Gordon
Partner
Reno, Las Vegas
ggordon@​lrrc.com
775.321.3420 / vCard

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Primary Industries

Consumer Products & Services

Key Contacts

Art Hasan
Art Hasan
Practice Group Leader, Partner
626.795.9900
Emily A. Bayton
Emily A. Bayton
Practice Group Leader, Partner
303.628.9568