Entertainment, Art & Sports

The attorneys in the Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law practice group have a wealth of experience representing individual artists, writers, actors, producers, managers, agents, sports figures, and other professionals and companies engaged in the music, film, performing and visual arts, literary publishing, and sports industries.

We provide the full spectrum of intellectual property, transactional, litigation, and corporate services to our clients in these industries. We assist these clients in connection with industry specific agreements and transactions, such as book publishing and film production agreements, music licensing and clearances, visual art gallery and commissioning agreements, life story rights acquisitions, sponsorships, and endorsements.  Our services cover diverse needs, from helping clients secure government film production tax credits to recovering stolen artwork, from acquiring a sports franchise to purchasing an airplane. Indeed, as a full service law firm we are able to assist our entertainment, arts and sports clients in connection with intellectual property protection, global branding strategies, corporate, transactional, antitrust, franchise, aviation, tax, estate planning, special needs tax planning, franchise acquisition, real estate, and immigration matters.