At North, Nash & Abendroth LLP, our attorneys have extensive experience representing media entities, including television and radio stations, broadcast and cable television networks, newspapers, publishers, booksellers, reporters, authors, music companies, production companies, post-production companies and celebrities in all manner of legal issues faced by the media and entertainment industry. We also advise clients on compliance with advertising laws and litigate false advertising cases.
Our attorneys engage in this practice not only as a professional pursuit, but as a matter of personal conviction. They believe that the fundamental First Amendment freedoms of press, speech, expression and religion, as well as in all other constitutional rights, need to be protected with vigorous and experienced representation. One of our partners is active in and has served as the president of the Constitutional Rights Foundation; another partner has litigated numerous First Amendment cases at the trial court and appellate level and won important, published decisions that have strengthened protection for freedom of speech and press.
Formerly, only big law firms had media practices, and with their billing rates and high overhead, the cost of defense often coerced unjustified settlements. North, Nash & Abendroth LLP prides itself on offering a cost-effective alternative. We offer the same expertise but at rates that permit principled representation and resolution of disputes on the merits without fear of crippling costs.
Our media, advertising and entertainment law practice embraces such matters as:
- Prosecution and defense of defamation, invasion of privacy and right of publicity claims
- Freedom of information and open meeting actions
- Anti-SLAPP litigation
- Copyright infringement, trademark and trade secret actions
- False advertising and related claims
- Pre-publication, pre-broadcast review and counseling
- Negotiation and drafting of talent contracts and licensing agreements