General Entertainment and Business Litigation

  • Breach of Contract
  • Fraud
  • Suits Against Artists’ Representatives
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Discrimination
  • Negligence
  • Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
  • Unfair Competition
  • Tortious Interference
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Accounting Malpractice

Recent Achievements:

  • Successfully defended metal band in class action suit for gender discrimination.
  • Successfully represented award winning film director against former business manager.
  • Successfully represented a band and its lead singer against bus company, whose negligence caused severe and lasting injuries to singer, as well as canceled performances.
  • Successfully represented television writer in connection with action against former assistant for fraudulent use of credit card.
  • Successfully represented Korn frontman, Jonathan Davis, in separate breach of contract and defamation actions brought by alleged partner in contemplated serial killer art and memorabilia museum.
  • Successfully represented Korn band in claim for civil extortion against amateur paparazzo.
  • Successfully represented concert promotion executive in action brought by former employer/concert promoter for misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition.
  • Successfully represented actress/singer in connection with claim against former business manager and insurance broker for failure to include automobile insurance policy on schedule of underlying insurance on excess liability policy.
  • Obtained Directed Verdict for Marilyn Manson in trial arising out of battery claim brought by amateur paparazzi against Manson and his security personnel.
  • Successfully represented singer/actress Brandy and her mother in connection with action against former assistant and stylist for fraudulent use of credit card.
  • Successfully represented members of rock band against concert promoter for failure to pay band after band refused to perform any further concerts until certain safety measures were adopted following death of concertgoer at festival.
  • Obtained dismissal on behalf of owner of personal management company of action brought by alleged co-owner.
  • Obtained Directed Verdict on behalf of manager Angelo Medina after six-week jury trial arising out of the failure of Medina’s client, Paulina Rubio, to perform concert.
  • Obtained Directed Verdict on behalf of Dr. Dre after six week jury trial in tortious interference/unfair competition case brought by former managers of rapper Kurupt.
  • Successfully represented Earth, Wind & Fire in claim against concert promoter for breach of contract arising out of failure to follow through with concert.
  • Successfully represented Bret Michaels in connection with action against record label relating to solo album.
  • Successfully represented former music agent against major agency for wrongful termination.
  • Obtained California Court of Appeal reversal of Order vacating default against air bag manufacturer on behalf of injured actress.
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