The practice of “Entertainment Law” usually involves a knowledge and practice of many different traditional areas of the law, including contracts, employment law, agency, intellectual property, and finance. The practice also requires skills in negotiation, mediation, and even litigation when necessary. Entertainment clients should expect their attorney to have more than just a passing knowledge of many areas of the law, and possess an understanding of the challenges faced by their clients on a daily basis.
Whether you are seeking review or draft of an option agreement, assistance with distribution issues, copyright assistance, draft or review of performance contracts, or looking for top to bottom representation, Mr. Gwaltney will give you the personal attention that you need to ensure the best possible outcome. While the legal issues facing those in the Entertainment Community may not be much different in principle than those facing others, the manner in which they manifest may be quite unique. Specifically, many people within the general public who find themselves faced with legal issues usually only have one area of law to consider. By contrast, people in the Entertainment Industry will typically require assistance in many areas of the law simultaneously. For example, they may need representation with contracts and tax advice while requiring guidance with employment and business issues at the same time.
Mr. Gwaltney’s experience with the music and television industry have given him valuable perspectives into how a client’s matters should be addressed. Not every person or situation is identical, and this is especially true within the entertainment industry. Mr. Gwaltney does not believe in a “cookie-cutter” approach when working with his clients. Which means that you will get the individual attention you need with personalized representation, when you hire him to be part of your team.