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Gerdes Law - Beverly Hills, CA

8950 West Olympic BoulevardSuite 382 Beverly Hills, CA 90211 - 3565

Updated: 05/27/2020

Beverly Hills Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law Firm

Overview

Zen and the Art of Practicing Law

Our advice centers on practical solutions tailored to the specific needs and goals of our clients. We pride ourselves on being responsive and accessible to our clients, maintaining  high standards of professionalism, grounded with integrity.

Over the years we have discovered that our clients value our entrepreneurial philosophy and approach, which yields friendly, personable lawyers with focused industry knowledge and good old fashioned common sense...

Zen and the Art of Practicing Law

Our advice centers on practical solutions tailored to the specific needs and goals of our clients. We pride ourselves on being responsive and accessible to our clients, maintaining  high standards of professionalism, grounded with integrity.

Over the years we have discovered that our clients value our entrepreneurial philosophy and approach, which yields friendly, personable lawyers with focused industry knowledge and good old fashioned common sense. We strive to spot legal predicaments before they arise and we work with our clients to fashion practical, economically feasible solutions to complicated legal problems.

At Gerdes Law we like to keep things simple. We do this by listening to you, honestly answering your questions and providing results at a reasonable cost. We treat your legal issues as if they were our own.

One of our goals is to educate our clients and give them the tools to help themselves whenever they can. This process helps them better understand the law and the value of the service we provide.  What sets us apart from other law firms is the ability to provide our clients with the best of both worlds: big firm experience and expertise along with small firm creativity, care and concern.

Helpful Links

These links will not only provide you with information about the expertise of Gerdes Law, they will also lead you to useful information and research on these areas of law:

  • CLEARANCE
  • COPYRIGHT
  • TRADEMARKS
  • ENTERTAINMENT

Representative Clients

Our extensive client base reaches throughout the United States and the globe, including the UK, Canada, South America and Europe.  They include authors, writers, publishers, musicians, production companies, entertainment insurance providers, commercial producers, non-profit organizations, as well as more traditional industrial companies.

About Gerdes Law

Previous Law Firm Name

  • Gerdes & Associates

Practice Areas

  • Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Advertising Law
  • Titles
  • Clearance/Vetting
  • Entertainment Law
  • Motion Pictures and Television
  • Music Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyrights
  • Trademarks
  • Internet Law
  • Media Law
  • Right of Privacy
  • Right of Publicity

Honors

  • First Prize, Intra-School Competition, Nathan Burkhan Memorial Competition, 1980
  • Publisher's Association MAGGIE Award, 1990

Published Works

  • The Unbearable Likeness of Being: Recent Court Decisions Highlight the Tension Between Entrepreneurs' First Amendment Rights and Celebrities' Rights of Publicity, Los Angeles Lawyer, Vol. 25, No. 3, May, 2002
  • "Legal Tips for Interactive Multimedia Producers", Los Angeles Lawyer, Vol. 17, No. 13, May, 1994
  • "Special Problems of Docudramas: No Short Cuts in the Clearance Process", Vol. 13, No. 2, Los Angeles Lawyer, April, 1990
  • "The Legal Do's and Don'ts of Producing for Interactive Technology", Billboard, August, 1993
  • Shelley Duvall: Portrait of a Multimedia Pioneer, Los Angeles Lawyer, May, 1994
  • Clearance Strategies For New Technologies, New Technologies
  • Special Problems of Docudramas: No Shortcuts in the Clearance Process, Los Angeles Lawyer, April, 1990
  • Music Biz By Degree: Era of the College Educated Executive, Music Connection
  • Catch 22:The Talent Agencies Act, Music Connection
  • Publishers vs. Administrators: Song Placement Over Paperwork, Music Connection
  • TV: Untapped Medium for Exposing New Artists, Music Connection
  • SRS: A Writer's Bridge to the Music Business, Music Connection
  • Performance Rights In Sound Recordings, ASCAP

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker, Prize Indemnity, North American Contingency Association Symposium and Convention, 2000
  • Speaker, Film & Video Law Seminar, California Lawyers for the Arts, 1994
  • Speaker, Intellectual Property for the General Practitioner: Handling Everyday Copyright and Trademark Matters, 1992
  • Speaker, Creative Restraints on the Entertainment Industry, Los Angeles County Bar Association Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Section Symposium, 1991
  • Speaker, Media Law, UCLA Extension
  • Guest Lecturer, Entertainment Law, Loyola School of Law, 1999
  • Adjunct Professor, Legal Research and Writing, Southwestern University School of Law, 1988 - 1989

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8950 West Olympic BoulevardSuite 382 Beverly Hills, CA 90211 - 3565

Fax

  • 310-858-6703

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