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Entertainment, Media and the Arts

We know that those who work in the entertainment and sports industries and with multimedia and in the arts face unique legal challenges.  We have experience counseling clients in these arenas and stay current on how changing laws and regulations and industry practices affect your work so that you can focus on your craft: creating art and entertaining.

Who we counsel
We work with producers, distributors, studios, merchandisers, designers, marketers, authors, agents, athletes, musicians, artists, photographers, personalities and other creators to help them protect and promote the product of their efforts and provide legal advice tailored to their needs.  We also work with major corporations, entertainment venues, museums and non-profits in relation to celebrity endorsements and other media-related matters.

Our team
Calfee’s entertainment lawyers are leaders in their field:  we have been named a 2012 Leading Entertainment Lawyer by Newsweek magazine; we have testified before the Ohio Senate and House committees regarding proposed industry-related legislation; we have chaired the Board of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission; and we often are sought out to give presentations and author articles on entertainment law.  We have backgrounds and experience in intellectual property, information technology, corporate law, debt and equity financing and litigation.  Plus, our clients have the full resources of our 150-plus lawyers whose experience can be brought to the table when needed.

What makes us different
Based in Ohio, Calfee offers sophisticated legal counsel with Midwest sensibility and sensitivity.  Our clients’ success is the highest priority of our firm.  We pride ourselves on being incredibly responsive – both in terms of our communication and your needs.  We offer practical solutions in a straightforward manner.