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KL&C PARTNERS

An Innovative Law Firm for Media, Entertainment, and Emerging Technology

Our Services

KL&C Partners works with an exclusive roster of clients to deliver smooth and efficient legal services.
In this digital era, we are proud to be clever, agile and uniquely positioned to provide high-quality work in a swift, industry-specific package.
KL&C Partners is atop of the new global trends and draws from 30+ years of experience within some of the industry’s top entertainment companies.

WE KNOW LAW

AS PART OF YOUR TEAM, KL&C
LEVERAGES THREE GENERAL PRACTICE AREAS

Entertainment Law

Negotiating and drafting film, television, music, and video game deals or agreements. Serving as outside counsel for media and production companies. Serving as production counsel and executing financing for film and television projects.

Business Consulting

Consulting and strategizing for start-ups to draft business plans, investment portfolios and overall profit models. Regulating compliance and obtaining and managing investor funding. Providing new business opportunities, along with timely and informed business and legal advice.

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Dispute Resolution

Responding to demand letters, IP infringements, contract disputes or breaches of every kind and enforcing our client’s rights.

Outside Counsel

We provide outside general counsel services to media + entertainment companies who are looking for additional assistance with overflow legal work or expertise on special projects and ventures.
  • Serve as outsourced outside counsel, providing legal expertise to executives and corporate officers in all areas of the business and its profitability
  • Negotiate, write, and execute agreements and contracts
  • Advising on tax structure
  • Securing proper insurance and regulating business risk
  • Advise executives on human resources, accounting, marketing, sales and business development matters
  • Oversee outside counsel on auxiliary legal matters
  • Provide assistance with global joint ventures, strategic partnership deals, and mergers and acquisitions
  • Draft terms and conditions in agreements
  • Research unique legal issues impacting client by identifying applicable statutes, judicial decisions, and codes
  • Perform pre-litigation work to minimize risks and maximize legal rights
  • Provide training to company and its affiliates on substantive legal topics

Contracts

We review various business contracts, draft new ones, negotiate deals and explain important provisions in third-party contracts to you and your team.
  • Review contracts: We explain the contract to you in-full, highlight questionable provisions, and help you protect your interests before signing.
  • Draft Contracts: Whether you’re selling, purchasing, licensing, collaborating, or otherwise agreeing—We discuss your plan, make recommendations, and draft a contract to achieve your goals and protect your interests.

Corporate + Business Law

We form new business entities, customize complex corporate governance documents, such as shareholder agreements, bylaws, investor agreements, promissory notes, buy/sell agreements, and advise you on essential corporate matters and regulations.
  • Formation of Partnerships, C-Corporations, S-Corporations, Limited Liability Corporations, Non-Profits, B-Corporations
  • Advising Board of Directors and Officers
  • Conduct Annual Meetings and Maintain corporate books
  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Defamation, privacy and publicity rights issues
  • Corporate Dissolutions
  • Drafting Business purchase and sale, Investor/investment agreements, By-laws, Operating agreements

Start-Ups + Entrepreneurs

We advise growing companies on key business strategies and access to our network of financial, marketing, and corporate professionals to create new business opportunities, as well as lead due diligence efforts for equity investments.
  • Consulting and strategizing for start-ups to draft business plans, investment portfolios and overall profit models
  • Performing research and due diligence prior to an investment, business purchase or sale
  • Regulating compliance with local, state and federal regulations in digital media, online and other technology sectors
  • Partnership and Shareholder Agreements
  • Ensuring compliance with payroll and tax regulations, employee and contractor agreements, SEC regulations and other small business matters
  • Affiliate and co-marketing and cross-marketing ventures
  • Obtaining and managing investor funding

Dispute Resolution

We enforce your rights by drafting or responding to demand letters or engaging in alternative dispute resolutions efforts, such as mediation and settlement negotiations.
  • Defending and initiating litigation based on defamation, copyright infringement, discrimination, breach of contract, interference with business relations, and other civil and tortuous conduct
  • Resolving tax liability, disputes, liens, or offers to compromise
  • Responding to and Drafting cease and desist letters and engaging in pre-litigation resolution
  • Negotiating and Drafting Settlement Agreements
  • Initiating collection procedures to recover unpaid monies for clients

Entertainment Law

We negotiate, draft, and review all of your business and legal needs related to TV, film, music, content development, licensing, clearance, production legal and more.
  • Film, television, radio, and webisode deals and agreements (e.g., development and production, above-the-line talent, merchandising, distribution, financial, etc.)
  • Negotiating and drafting music licensing, royalty audits and product licensing contracts
  • Band partnership agreements
  • Sponsorships, endorsements, tie-ins and licensing deals
  • Private Sale and Consignments Agreements for artists, auction houses, museums, galleries, and art dealers
  • Website terms of use and privacy agreements
  • Content clearance and acquisition
  • Appearance releases and Work-for-Hire Agreements
  • Negotiating short and long form commercials, direct sale programs, talent and product acquisitions, shopping networks, etc.
  • Negotiating agreements with managers, agencies, advertising and public relations firms
  • Option agreements for entertainment properties

Intellectual Property Law

We offer aggressive protection of your rights, your brand and other creative works under copyright, trademark, trade secret, and publicity law.
Copyrights:

  • Copyright Registration
  • Licensing, transfer and assignments
  • Copyright ownership disputes
  • Work-made-for-hire agreements
  • Collaboration and joint ownership agreements
  • Internet and digital distribution agreements
  • International copyright
Trademarks:

  • Title and trademark clearance reports and analysis
  • Trademark searches and availability
  • Trademark Registration
  • Trademark ownership disputes
  • Licensing, transfer and assignments
  • Creating systems or processes to track IP catalogs for exploitation and management
Trade Secrets:

  • Trade secret ID and inventory
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA’s)
  • Work-made-for-hire agreements
  • Trade secret disputes
Rights of Publicity:

  • Defamation, privacy and publicity rights issues
  • Publicity and celebrity rights protection
  • Publicity and celebrity rights licensing
We offer aggressive protection of your rights, your brand and other creative works under copyright, trademark, trade secret, and publicity law.

Copyrights:

  • Copyright Registration
  • Licensing, transfer and assignments
  • Copyright ownership disputes
  • Work-made-for-hire agreements
  • Collaboration and joint ownership agreements
  • Internet and digital distribution agreements
  • International copyright

Trademarks:

  • Title and trademark clearance reports and analysis
  • Trademark searches and availability
  • Trademark Registration
  • Trademark ownership disputes
  • Licensing, transfer and assignments
  • Creating systems or processes to track IP catalogs for exploitation and management

Trade Secrets:

  • Trade secret ID and inventory
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA’s)
  • Work-made-for-hire agreements
  • Trade secret disputes

Rights of Publicity:

  • Defamation, privacy and publicity rights issues
  • Publicity and celebrity rights protection
  • Publicity and celebrity rights licensing

“Prompt and extremely professional. Kimberlina fights for my best interests in every deal.”


Kyle Tekiela, Producer of the Netflix Original Film “Mudbound”

“Responsive, provides sound advice, quick turnaround of documents.”


Casey Baker, TV & Film Producer

“Expert work, administered in a diligent and personable manner.”


DDC Group, Inc., Restaurant and Retail Developer

“I needed a brand protected, trademarked, and patented. I received swift communication and the work was completed fast. I would recommend KL&C Partners to all my close friends and family.”


Soulfia Perez-King, Social Influencer and Health/Fitness Entrepreneur

KL&C PARTNERS

Your Legal Partner for Media, Entertainment, and Emerging Technology