Being Your Business Lawyer

Just because a business does not have a legal department does not mean that it does not have legal needs. To assist small businesses or companies that do not have their own on-staff legal team or are just starting off, The Hollywood Lawyer in Los Angeles offers a shared general counsel program. In this program, the company pays a monthly retainer, and in return they have access to an experienced business law attorney whenever legal matters arise. This serves as a cost-effective alternative to having a lawyer on staff, and allows you to feel confident that your legal needs are in the hands of a skilled California attorney. For those not needing general business attorneys, we also provide representation on individual deals or case basis.

To learn more about the shared general counsel program or how we can manage or represent in your business legal needs, please contact us by creating your online law office account and (1) calling us at 1-323-300-4184 or (2) filling out our online form.

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How a Shared General Counsel Program Can Help You

We offer the shared general counsel program on a monthly flat-fee basis. This means that you will know the full cost of the program up front. Additionally, the rate of our flat fees is significantly less than what you would pay to have a full-time attorney on staff — you get all of the advantages of having a staff attorney at a fraction of the cost. The program is especially beneficial for:

  • new start-ups
  • talent management companies / talent agencies
  • production companies
  • film studios
  • film projects
  • small businesses
  • new organizations

As shared general counsel, we provide legal services in Los Angeles related to topics such as:

  • Incorporating with the state
  • Buy/Sell agreements
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Labor and employment agreements
  • Compliance with state labor and employment laws
  • Contract negotiation
  • Contract drafting
  • Contract review
  • Management of business funds
  • Protecting intellectual property (such as copyrights and trademarks)
  • Federal and state taxes

At The Hollywood Lawyer, we thoughtfully manage attorney workload with our client’s best interests in mind — we handle only a specific number of cases at any one time, so that we are able to provide each client’s case with the time and dedication it deserves.

Business Deal Representation

If you are looking for legal representation with regard to a specific business matter, deal, career or other related issue, please do not hesitate in discussing with us your legal needs, as we have extensive experience in representing our clients in all business and legal fronts, whether it be with introductions, deal making, negotiation, strategy, licensing, distribution and/or sales. Rather than worrying about the legal ends of your business, entrust them all to us so you can focus more what you do best in your career or business.

Contract Review or Drafting

Whether it’s you personal life, career or business, there will be many different contracts and agreements you’ll be forced to review and/or sign. Because all of your personal interests, career or business is of the utmost important to you, you should have an attorney  review or draft any contracts and agreements that you sign. Based on what the situation is and what you may need, we will make sure to represent you and secure your rights in the contract or agreement(s). Read more. 

Starting a Business

Many of our entertainment clients are ambitious or end up operating two more businesses. As a result of the increasing paperwork and importance to satisfy all legal requirements of opening up and and operating a business, they end up needing skillful attorneys who can ensure the growth of not only their careers, but businesses as well. And that is where we come in. Read more.


Contact An Business Attorney in The Hollywood Lawyer

For all of your personal, career or business’ legal needs, contact a business or entertainment (film, television, music, digital, new media, licensing) attorney here at The Hollywood Lawyer in Los Angeles, by (1) calling us at 1-323-300-4184 or (2) filling out our online form. Our office is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For client convenience we are available outside of these hours upon request. We accept credit cards as a form of payment.

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