Richard I. Leher

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Los Angeles,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone310.586.6501

Peer Rating
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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Entertainment and Media
     
    Contact InfoTelephone: 310.586.6501
    Fax: 310.586.0501
    http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Richard-I-Leher
     
    University Occidental College, A.B., magna cum laude, 1966 Phi Beta Kappa
     
    Law SchoolUniversity of California at Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall, J.D., 1969 Member and Editor of the California Law Review
     
    Admitted1970, California
     
    Memberships Century City Bar Association; American Bar Association.

     
    BornDenver, Colorado, June 15, 1944
     
    Biography

    Richard I. Leher's practice focuses on the music industry as well as other areas of the entertainment business. He has extensive experience representing recording artists, record producers, music publishers, songwriters, personal managers, agents, record companies, publishing companies, various technology companies and executives.

    Prior to joining the firm, he was an executive at Hollywood Records, a division of the Walt Disney Company, and at DreamWorks Records, where he was involved in all aspects of the legal, business, financial, and strategic operations of those companies. He also was a partner and head of the music department at Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp LLP.

    Areas of Concentration

    · Recording, producer, music publishing, songwriting, personal management and agency agreements.

    · Employment and related agreements for executives in the entertainment business.

    · Sale and acquisition agreements for record companies, publishing companies and other entertainment companies.

    · Domestic and foreign record, DVD, and publishing license agreements.

    · Digital distribution and related agreements.

    · Tour, sponsorship, merchandising and related agreements.

    · Record and DVD pressing and distribution agreements, joint venture and related agreements.

    · Licensing of mastering recordings, musical compositions, visual images and other intellectual property for film, television, commercials, games and other media.

    Professional & Community Involvement

    · Member, American Bar Association

    · Member, Century City Bar Association

    Awards & Recognition

    · Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television, Music, 2008-2014

    · Named, U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Law Firm of the Year" in Entertainment Law - Music, 2011-2012

    · Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

     
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    Office Information

    Richard I. Leher

    1840 Century Park East, Suite 1900
    Los AngelesCA 90067-2121




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