Our Practice

Publishing and New Media


Our attorneys work with many different kinds of authors, illustrators, photographers, literary agents, editors, ghost writers, publishers, self-publishers and book packagers. Whether the book is non-fiction or fiction, a graphic novel/comic book, or a photography/coffee table book, our attorneys are experienced in navigating the rapidly changing publishing industry. Our services include:

  • Drafting literary agency representation agreements;
  • Reviewing and negotiating traditional and e-publishing agreements;
  • Negotiating ancillary and foreign rights with agencies and publishers;
  • Negotiating and advising as to merchandise licensing and product promotion for graphic novel and comic book writers and artists;
  • Negotiating and drafting co-author and ghost writer agreements.


Our attorneys provide a wide array of legal services in the exciting field of digital/new media. We understand that the definition of new media is evolving as quickly as the need to identify and implement effective protections for the intellectual property rights of content-creators and providers. Our services include:

  • Establishing a client’s internet presence through domain name registration and web development agreements;
  • Registering, managing and protecting trademarks, service marks, copyrights and other intellectual property;
  • Evaluating and minimizing liability for online publications;
  • Negotiating and drafting agreements for ring tones, mobile telephony, e-commerce, and website development;
  • Drafting “terms of use,” privacy statements, and contest, sweepstakes, and promotion provisions.