Practice Areas
Practice Areas
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Theatre and Performing Arts

Lazarus & Harris LLP represents clients in all facets of the theatrical and performing arts industry, from renowned award winning creative artists and non-profit theatre companies to leading Broadway producers. The firm acts as production counsel to some of the most popular and lauded Broadway and off-Broadway productions of recent years, and is highly experienced in representing transfers of productions to and from London and in foreign production licensing. A specialty of the firm, our attorneys’ knowledge and expertise in the field is unrivaled, and the quality of service they provide is unmatched.

Entertainment, Film and Television

The firm has a wide range of experience in filmed entertainment and music, acting as counsel for television and film producers and production companies, and in negotiating various deals including rights acquisitions, clearances, financing, distribution, and recording agreements.

Literary Property

Lazarus & Harris LLP represents some of our most popular and beloved American authors and their current successors, negotiating publishing, audiovisual and stage rights licensing deals on their behalf. Additionally, our attorneys represent producers, authors and adaptors in the acquisition of literary property rights for audiovisual and stage adaptation and production

New Media

The firm counsels clients in all aspects of new media: Internet, mobile and wireless development, e-commerce, e-publishing and distribution. We also advise our clients on the various liability and intellectual property rights issues unique to electronic media.

Copyright, Trademark and Licensing

Lazarus & Harris LLP provides clients with experienced counsel in intellectual property, copyright and trademark law, guiding them step by step from acquisition, clearance, and registration to protection and enforcement, as well as development and exploitation, and in licensing and merchandising of copyright, trademark and publicity rights.

Publicity, Privacy and Defamation

We offers our clients counsel on the complicated and complex issues of rights of publicity and privacy, and defamation, in our evolving Internet age, with the goal of avoiding legal dispute, including prepublication review and advice.