Paul Sarker represents individuals and entertainment companies across a wide spectrum of practice areas within entertainment including film, television, and music. His representative experience includes business affairs, film packaging and production, television development and production, talent agreements, music licensing, recording agreements, sponsorships, rights acquisitions, finance, guild and union matters, distribution and intellectual property licensing. In addition, Paul has experience in general corporate matters including creating corporate structures, tax and production incentives, live events, and real estate.
Paul has broad in-house and law firm experience negotiating, structuring and drafting agreements. His unique experience gained from working at a large media company provides him with a practical, business-minded perspective in addition to his legal training. Paul is committed to leveraging his skills and knowledge to identify opportunities to create value for his clients as well as anticipate and minimize risks and preserve client control in the rapidly-evolving industry.
• Cable television distribution agreements
• Licensing agreements
• Intellectual Property creation and monetization
• Associate Principal Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs, Marvel Entertainment & Marvel Studios, 2009-2015
• Lead production and VFX attorney on Marvel films from 2011-2015, including Iron Man 3, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Guardians of the Galaxy, handling all stages from pre-production to post-production across the globe, including guild matters, insurance, equipment, locations, IT and production services agreements, financing documents and co-productions.°
°The above representations were handled by Mr. Sarker prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
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