LAVELY & SINGER is one of the world's premier talent-side entertainment litigation firms. The firm's practice encompasses entertainment and business litigation in State and Federal Courts, including intellectual property, copyright and trademark litigation, media law, right of publicity and privacy law, defamation, contract disputes, business torts, Internet-domain name law, and in matters before specialized tribunals such as the California Labor Commissioner proceedings and the arbitration boards of the Hollywood talent guilds.
Lavely & Singer was established in 1980 and represents a vast array of clients including a lion's share of Hollywood's most famous, celebrated and prestigious actors, producers, directors, writers, recording artists and other individuals and entities in and affiliated with the entertainment industry. We generally do not represent the studios, networks, or major labels, concentrating principally on the unique needs of talent.
Our clients' legal needs fall broadly into two categories. First, we represent clients against the tabloids and other media and internet outlets in disputes which arise prior to, as well as after, the publication of articles which defame the clients or invade their privacy. We also police the manner in which the names and likenesses of our clients are commercially exploited throughout the world. Second, we represent clients in the resolution and litigation of a broad range of entertainment industry disputes including copyright and other intellectual property disputes, contract breaches, and business torts.
Lavely & Singer is committed to providing its clients with the highest level of professional services in the dynamic and ever-changing field of entertainment litigation.
LAVELY & SINGER RANKED #1 in "CHAMBERS USA 2008", and a leading firm in "CHAMBERS USA 2010" and in "CHAMBERS USA 2011", in the practice areas of Media & Entertainment Litigation. The Chambers USA 2008 profile describes the firm as a whole as continuing "to do spectacular work" on behalf of its entertainment clients, with its success attributed to the winning combination of being "aggressive in representing the interests of its clients" and "immensely respected for its achievements". The Chambers USA 2011 profile describes the firm as having "a tremendous and well-earned reputation for the representation of A-list plaintiff clients."