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Case # Legal Category Arts Category Description
Pro Bono

Business: Music

19-731 Rock and alternative-rock musician needs help evaluating whether he should consolidate his music publishing company with his LLC. The LLC was set-up to market his music.

Pro Bono

Content Clearance: Film.

19-420 Documentary film-maker needs help evaluating the risk of releasing a film about growing up as a member of a cult.

Pro Bono
Other, Visual

Contract Drafting: Terms of Service and Privacy Policy: Technology

19-930 Two college students/video-game app developers need help with a Terms of Service Agreement and a Privacy Policy. They also need help evaluating whether to proceed with trademark registration at this time.

Pro Bono

Contract Review: License Agreement: Music

19-905 Music producers entered into a two page license agreement with a record label and need help interpreting the royalty rate.

Pro Bono

Contract Review: Non-compte: Music Education

20-013 Private music teacher needs help evaluating her rights under a non-compete agreement.

Pro Bono
Music, Other, Film/T.V.

Corporate and Trademark: Television

20-026 Broadcast journalist needs help with business structure and trademark registration.

Pro Bono
Film/TV, Music, Photography

Corporate: Media Production

19-943 Media producer and consultant needs start-up advice, help with business structure and one contract for his artist clients.

Pro Bono
Arts Education

Dispute: Collection and Contract Termination

19-784 Arts and culture education NFP entered into an agreement with another NFP for fundraising services. The fundraising group collected a deposit but failed to perform. Client needs help recovering amounts he paid.

Pro Bono
Music, Performance Art, Theater

Dispute: Collection: Music Royalties

19-812 Author of an inspirational song needs help recovering royalties for the unauthorized use of her song. She also needs help evaluating a contract that she signed with a licensing agent who was able to collect past due royalties, but then kept the entire amount as fees for her services.

Pro Bono
Design/Graphic Design

Dispute: Collection: New York

19-795 Freelance Graphic Designer needs help collecting amounts owed for services rendered. Client needs counsel to draft a demand letter to the adverse party.

Contingent Fee (PB Eligible)

Dispute: Collection: Non-payment for Services

19-637 SAG Voice-over artist performed in several commercial advertisements and needs help collecting the amount that the advertising agency owes her.

19-866 Music, Visual

Dispute: Demand Letter: Film

19-866 Film producer paid a videographer for two video sessions. Videographer never delivered the film-footage taken at the first session, and Videographer cancelled the second session. Client needs counsel to draft a demand letter to compel delivery of the footage from the first shoot, and repayment of amounts that Client prepaid for the session that was cancelled.

19-946 Design/Graphic Design, Literature, Visual

Dispute: Notice and Takedown

19-946 Graphic designer filed a take-down request with an ISP and has received no response. She needs help enforcing her request that the ISP to take down an infringing work.

Pro Bono

Dispute: Termination of Contract

20-031 Child actor (represented by his mom) needs help terminating his agreement with a management company. Management company is putting unnecessary pressure on Client to buy classes and training sessions. Contract automatically renewed in 2018.

Pro Bono
Dance, Music, Theater, Film/T.V.

Immigration: Music

19-718 Venezuelan music theater student who is in the US on a J-1 Visa, is graduating in May and needs help with an O-1 Visa application.

Pro Bono
Arts Education

Licensing: Music

19-820 Pre-school music education group that plans to expand their services needs help identifying the ASCAP license that they will need to secure sufficient music licensing rights.

Pro Bono
Dance, Performance Art

Start-up Advice: Dance

19-491 NFP dance group needs help evaluating whether there are any legal issues they need to address before offering programs that include both adolescent girls and adults.

Pro Bono

Trust: Literary

19-766 Client needs help setting up a trust so the proceeds from the sale of his writings go to his daughter.