As the media and entertainment landscape continues to shift in the digital age, clients in the news, television, film, literature, sports, music and digital technology industries face a variety of opportunities and challenges.
Harnessing our collective experience in multiple areas of business law, respect for privacy and dedication to achieving success as defined by our clients, Waller attorneys are tenacious advocates and trusted advisors for clients in the media and entertainment industry. Recognized in Chambers USA as "expert partners able to handle any issues," media-related clients lean on Waller's attorneys for advice and counsel in a variety of matters including:
- Litigation - Waller represents music, film, publishing and television clients and other content providers in a broad array of disputes including trademark, copyright, contract and business torts, royalty matters and other issues. We have successfully defended clients in numerous defamation, privacy and right of publicity suits.
- First Amendment Law - We provide "around-the-clock" pre-broadcast and pre-publication review of print and broadcast materials. We also offer counsel on access to court issues, open meeting, public records and news gathering techniques and subpoenas.
- Transactions - Publishers, writers, directors, sports personalities, song performers, healthcare companies, literary agents and other companies seek advice from Waller in a variety of matters involving publishing and licensing including commercial transactions, state and local tax issues, estate planning contract negotiations, corporate acquisitions and real estate transactions. A number of high-profile entertainers and performers in Music City depend on Waller for handling a variety of personal and professional transactional matters.