Ward Law Group, LLC

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About this firm

General Business Law

Our general business law practice focuses on business clients of all sizes from small/start-ups to larger existing businesses. Consulting a business law attorney is one of best decisions a business owner can make to avoid potential costly legal problems down the road. Every detail of your business matters to us, no matter how big or how small. We are here to provide you with full legal service so you can start running your business successfully without worrying about the legal hassles.

We work with our start-up clients for the entity that is most appropriate for your type of business (corporation, limited liability company, partnership, etc), and drafting the documents that will govern your business (Articles of Incorporation, Membership Agreement, etc.). For established businesses, we are here to advise you through everything from complex state and federal regulatory issues and difficult contract negotiation. When it comes time to grow your company or sell your company, we are there to help you through every detail of a merger, acquisition or any other transaction that your business is involved in.

Our firm also advises on protecting your organization by creating specific employment agreements for your talent to include appropriate non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality provisions to protect your business interests. We will also create documentation to present to your clients and vendors to protect your business. We create standardized contracts for your business to provide to clients and vendors to protect your business. We also review and negotiate third party contracts provided to your business to make sure that the document that your business is signing does not expose your business to unnecessary liability.

Trademarks and copyrights play an essential role in any business and our firm can guide you through the intricacies of this area of the law. A business has to protect its own intellectual property to ensure its competitive edge in the marketplace. Our firm will assist your business is assessing your intellectual property rights and registering your intellectual property rights with state and federal agencies. Our firm will also protect your business from infringing against third party intellectual property rights and defend you against these claims.

Entertainment

We are passionate about the success of our entertainment clients. Our services give our entertainment clients the voice and the power to take their careers to the next level. Our firm provides a wide range of legal services to meet the needs of film, music, music, television, radio, theater and other live entertainment, and book, magazine and newspaper publishing. Our services include drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts, including recording contracts, music publishing contracts, streaming rights, production contracts, artist management contracts, performance contracts, talent contracts, syndications contracts, endorsement contracts, composer contracts, development deals, and distribution deals for motion picture, television, video on demand, and DVD. We also work with our clients on rights acquisitions for entertainment productions in all media, which includes counseling in all areas of intellectual property including trademark licenses and copyright counseling.

Sports Law

One of our greatest achievements is to help our sports clients thrive. We represent professional, collegiate, and amateur athletes and coaches in all aspects of the sports industry that will affect their careers. From team and league contract negotiations, endorsement and sponsorship deals, media company deals (including online and broadcast programming deals), marketing, promotions, privacy, domain name, social media, and other intellectual property matters. Sports sponsorships, including venue partnerships, and event contracts. We also advise our sports clients with personal endeavors such as setting up non-profits and separate business enterprises that will help our clients grow personally and professionally.

We treat our sports clients with a personal touch to ensure that their talent is rewarded and they are put on a path of continued success throughout their lifetime.

Media Law

Communications Law

Our clients receive our breadth of knowledge and experience in dealing with matters before the Federal Communications Commission. Our team has collectively prosecuted thousands of applications in the Media and Wireless Bureaus that include everything from routine engineering filings to license renewal, transfer and assignment and ownership reports. Our vast knowledge of communications law also includes rulemaking and non-rulemaking proceedings, handling enforcement investigations and actions, and auctions. Our firm also has a great working relationship with many FCC staff members. We work with clients of all sizes from mega conglomerates to single station owners. We provide clients, no matter the size of their operation, zealous representation to achieve the best outcome.

Advertising Law

In the advertising space, we represent clients with regulatory compliance (e.g., FCC and FTC), intellectual property issues (trademark and copyright), consumer protection issues, unfair competition, and privacy matters. We know that the legal requirements surrounding advertising are often technical and are not intuitive so that is why we stay on top of all emerging issues regarding advertising law to give our clients the best advice available. We also have almost two decades of experience in reviewing and drafting advertising contracts from agencies and brands. Our experience also extends to reviewing advertising copy for compliance with all mediums from broadcast radio and television to the internet.

Promotions Law

Carrie Ward is a leading expert in promotions law and has personally developed thousands of contests and promotions throughout her legal career on local and national levels. Bloom Peters assists clients in the conceptual phase of developing a promotion to make sure that the promotion complies with state and federal law. Ward Legal Group also reviews and drafts sweepstakes and contest rules to ensure compliance. We assist clients in launching promotions on all media platforms including broadcast radio and television, newspaper, online, mobile, and social media. Carrie Ward authored the watershed Petition that successfully changed the FCC’s outdated contest rules to finally permit online disclosures.

Technology Law

In a world where technology is changing at a rapid pace in this global economy, Ward Law Group prides itself on staying on top of the latest developments in technology law and bringing our knowledge directly to our clients so they can lead the pack in this competitive space. We work with innovative clients in forming their software (including SaaS, IaaS, DaaS, PaaS, MBaaS products) or hardware business, protecting intellectual property, licensing issues, complex contract negotiation, consumer privacy issues, cybersecurity, mergers and acquisitions and more. We work with our tech clients from the ground floor on up as part of their team of trusted advisors. We continue to serve in an advisory capacity on all levels of their business to help our clients succeed. We are more than legal experts, we are trusted business advisors who counsel our clients every step of the way.

Media Business Law

We counsel radio, television, digital, mobile, gaming, film, music, publishing, advertising, newspaper, magazine, and multimedia clients on the day-to-day matters affecting all aspects of their media related business. We work with our clients on employment issues, defamation issues (i.e., libel and slander), access to information issues (e.g., Freedom of Information Act), First Amendment and censorship issues, intellectual property issues (i.e., trademarks and copyrights), insurance issues, endorsement issues, content licensing issues, advertising issues, and branding issues. We also draft and review music royalty contracts, sports rights contracts, event contracts (e.g., artist agreements, venue agreements, stage and lighting agreements), agency contracts, audience ratings contracts, and all vendor contracts required for operation of a media related business.

Areas of Practice (13)

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

  • Corporate Law
  • Business Transactions
  • Buying and Selling of Businesses
  • Business Formation
  • Business Law
  • Small Business Law
  • Advertising Law
  • Promotion Law
  • Communications and Media
  • Sports Marketing Law
  • Entertainment Contracts
  • Entertainment Law
  • Broadcast Production and Distribution

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Corporate Law, Business Transactions, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Business Formation, Business Law, Small Business ...

Peer Reviews
5.0/5.0 (2) Reviews
Silver Client Champion

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (2 reviews)
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  • Judgment

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  • Communication

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  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Carrie Ward by a Member on 07/26/18 in Communications and Media

  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Carrie Ward by a Attorney on 07/12/18 in Entertainment Law

    Carrie is professional, knowledgeable and reasonable. I appreciated our exchanges, even though we were on the opposite side of a matter.

    Carrie is professional, knowledgeable and reasonable. I appreciated our exchanges, even though we were on the opposite side of a matter. Read less

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