Basics of Non-Disclosure Agreements

An Overview of Non-Disclosure Agreements in California and What They Should Contain A non-disclosure agreement, also known as a confidentiality agreement or “NDA,” can be an important part of doing business in California, throughout the nation, and internationally. A non-disclosure agreement is an agreement by which two parties agree that the information they share with [...]

A Major National Retailer Has Stolen Your Work, and You’ve Become a Victim of Copyright Infringement: What Do You Do Now?

Photo Credit: Corporate.kohls.com What you do when a major national department store engages in corporate theft and takes all of your art designs, decides to commercialize your work, without your knowledge, and then makes a ton of money selling its own products? Just ask Los Angeles indie artist Lili Chin. Chin recently sued [...]

Top Legal Issues in Film Production Law

Film Production Law: A Legal Guide for Filmmakers and Film Producers for Short Films, Feature Films, and Film Projects The legal and business issues that accompany film production can be daunting. Whether you are a filmmaker, producer, production company, or other film professional, we’ve prepared a guide to walk you through the issues that will come [...]

Top 10 Must-Know Tips for Negotiating Your Publishing Agreement for Authors and Writers 

If you are an author or writer, and have been approached with a publishing agreement by a publisher, literary agent, or other publishing company, then congratulations - you've accomplished what  every writer aspires to achieve, and could be facing one of the most exciting developments in your literary career. Before you sign the documents, however, [...]

Top Legal Issues and Deal-Making Tips for Negotiating an Artist-Management Agreement for Musicians, Singers, Songwriters, Music Bands, Groups, and Recording Artists

Let’s face it – the music industry is one of the hardest to break into. Each year, thousands of musicians, songwriters, singers, bands, and recording artists make the decision to try to take their passion and talent beyond a hobby and turn music into a career. One of the pivotal relationships that can help you [...]

Business Tax Calculator – Sole Proprietorship vs C Corp vs S Corp vs LLC

Could Forming an LLC, S Corp, or C Corp Save You Business Taxes? One of the top questions that clients ask is for real life example of how switching to a C Corp,  S corporation, or LLC could benefit them from a tax perspective.  Obviously, there are many variables the determine your overall tax rate from a [...]

Tips on Protecting Fabric and Fashion Designs from Infringement

“Imitation is the highest form of flattery,” so the saying goes – unless you are in the fashion industry and wake up one morning to find a major department store or fashion house has completely copied your ideas or products and is now making major money selling them. What can you do to protect your [...]

Overview of Copyrighting a New Work of Authorship

Are you thinking about copywriting a new work of authorship? If yes, congratulations -  it means that you are or are working with a gifted individual in the fields of writing, arts, video, sound, music, Digital media, or others, and are talented enough to protect your new original work from infringement by others. If you [...]

Top Tax Tips and Traps for Los Angeles Entertainment and Creative Professionals

An Overview of the Process, Exemptions, Requirements, and Tax Discovery Procedures  If you are an entertainment industry professional living or working in Los Angeles, you have probably heard the horror stories of colleagues opening mail to find a tax collection notice that they owe $30,000+ within 30 days. Yikes!  Entertainment and creative professionals often fall into [...]

Top Entertainment Lawyers Los Angeles – Where to Look and How to Find One

 Top Entertainment Lawyers Los Angeles Where to Look and How to Find One ? AXIS Legal Counsel's Entertainment Practice is designed to provide clients in California with reliable legal advise in connection with Music, TV, Film, Visual Arts, Literary, Photography, Fashion, and other Entertainment matters throughout California. Finding a top entertainment in Los Angeles can [...]

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