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PRACTICE AREAS

Criminal Defense – There are three types of crimes: Infractions, Misdemeanors and Felonies. Infractions involve fines. Misdemeanors are cases where the maximum confinement time is one year in jail. Felonies are crimes where the maximum confinement time is over a year up to life in state prison or the death penalty. Whether your criminal case involves a fine or the death penalty, I have the experience to handle it and get you the best possible result.  I am licensed to practice in all California state courts, in all Washington D.C. courts as well as all federal courts. I handle all criminal matters from arraignment, preliminary hearings, jury trials, probation violations and parole hearings.

Entertainment Law – In addition to my experience facilitating business deals, negotiating strategic business initiatives and other complex business matters, I can handle FILM option agreements, financing, chain of title issues, talent agreements for screenwriters, film directors, actors, composers and production designers, production and post production and trade union issues, distribution issues, motion picture industry negotiations distribution, and general intellectual property issues especially relating to copyright and trademarks.

Software licensing issues, video game development and production.

Music Talent agreements for musicians and composers, producer agreements, synchronization rights, music industry negotiation.

TV and radio broadcast licensing and regulatory issues, mechanical licenses and intellectual property issues (e.g. copyright).

Theatre rental agreements and co-production agreements.

Publishing and print media issues, advertising, models, author agreements.

Defamation, libel and slander, personality rights and privacy rights.

CRIMINAL PRACTICE AREAS

  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
  • JUVENILE CRIMES
  • FRAUD
  • DRUG POSSESSION
  • DRUG TRAFFICKING
  • RICO
  • MEDICAL MARIJUANA
  • CREDIT CARD FRAUD
  • CRIMINAL THREATS
  • ASSAULT
  • BATTERY