Established in 1986 by veteran entertainment attorney, Mark Litwak, the Law Offices of Mark Litwak and Associates has offered its clients high quality legal and business solutions for more than twenty-five years. We serve a global clientele in transactions involving financing, producing, and distributing motion picture, television, and new media projects.
Mark Litwak named a Southern California Super Lawyer
Mark Litwak has been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in Southern California for 2014. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. This is 5th time Mark has been honored with this award.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-‐phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.
The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. Super Lawyers magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, go to superlawyers.com or click Here.
Areas of Practice
□ Entertainment Law
□ Contract Law
□ Copyright and Clearances
□ Trademark and Unfair Competition
□ Business Transactions and Formation
□ Motion Picture Finance and Distribution
□ Television and Film Production Legal
□ Expert Witness Services
□ Book and New Media publishing
RISKY BUSINESS SEMINAR IN NEW YORK, APRIL 25, 2014
Mark will be presenting an all day seminar in New York City entitled Risky Business: Financing and Distributing Independent Films. Topics will include financing via pre-sales, debt and equity investors, negotiating tactics, typical contract terms, cross-collateralization, creative accounting, and ethical concerns.
Other topics include criteria for selecting a distributor; what is negotiable and what is not; compliance with state and federal laws when seeking investors; retaining an attorney or producer's rep; confirming arbitration awards in court; and, enforcing judgments. The seminar includes a handout with a distribution contract, articles, a self-defense checklist and other materials.
Attorneys can receive MCLE credit of 7 hours.
4 Areas of Professional Practice credits, 2 Skills credits, and 1 Ethics credit. To register, click here.