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We provide legal support to our privately held clients at every stage in their business life cycle, from forming the business entity to helping them achieve their business, strategic, partnering, financing, compliance and transactional goals and objectives. Our clients rely on us to assist with the challenges and opportunities that arise from day to day business operations such as contract and document review and analysis; preparation and negotiation of legal documents; resolving vendor, re-seller and other third party issues; providing critical analysis, preparation and negotiation of deal related agreements and other documents such as bid proposals, project documents, vendor and service agreements, license agreements, service and consulting agreements, software agreements, intellectual property agreements, employment agreements; filing and handling trademark applications; non-compete and non-disclosure agreements; commercial leases; We serve as a trusted advisor to our clients through a proactive and collaborative approach to their needs with a focus on delivering clear, practical advice and solutions.
Providing legal support to our creative and performing arts clients is an important part of the firm's practice. We currently represent clients involved in music and the performing arts, the literary arts, the visual arts, and the film industry. Representative areas of legal support that we provide include: Artist Representation; reviewing and negotiating Management Agreements; Merchandise Agreements; Music and Literary Publishing; Music and Film related Agreements; Licensing Agreements; Product Endorsement Agreements; Copyright and Trademark applications, use and protection. Whether the entertainment industry matter arises in the context of a transaction or a dispute, we handle the negotiation and closing the deal, prepare the necessary legal documents, and handle all aspects of any alternative dispute resolution process or proceeding. We also handle all litigation and trial work that might be required.
We can handle all of your trademark and copyright needs, whether they require licensing or similar transactions, or registrations or infringement litigation. Additionally, the practice of intellectual property law involves the generation and maximization of revenue as well as the protection of the intellectual property from improper use by others. Moreover, related intellectual property issues often arise in the areas of trade secrets, non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements and the like, and we are well-prepared to counsel you in these areas as well. As such, our legal services in this area include: Trademark, copyright applications; Literary and Music publishing Agreements; Licensing Agreements; Use and Non-disclosure Agreements; Distribution Agreements; Cease and desist letters; and related litigation to protect your intellectual property.
We evaluate every disputed matter or issue as though it will end up in an alternative dispute resolution forum or courtroom. Mr. Kennedy is a Board-Certified Civil Trial* lawyer with thirty-five years of litigation and trial experience. He has tried many cases to verdict, has litigated hundreds of civil disputes in both state and federal courts, and has handled hundreds of arbitration proceedings in alternative dispute resolution forums such as the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Mr. Kennedy's courtroom skills are highly respected, and he has appeared as lead counsel, trial counsel, and co-counsel in dozens of courtroom and arbitration proceedings throughout the United States. Mr. Kennedy is also a graduate of the highly selective Trial Lawyer's College, founded by renown trial lawyer, Gerry Spence, in Dubois Wyoming.
Representative trial, litigation and arbitration matters that we handle in all State and Federal courts and alternative dispute resolution fora include:
· Breach of Contract/Agreement disputes;
· Business and Commercial Tort claims such as: fraud and misrepresentation; tortious interference with existing and/or prospective business relationships; business disparagement; breach of fiduciary duty; principal-agent liability claims;
· Intellectual property use and protection disputes;
· Securities and Investment loss litigation;
· Employee-Employer, and Employment Agreement disputes;
· Breach of Non-disclosure and Non-compete Agreements;
· Partnership Agreement disputes;
· Service Agreement disputes;
· License Agreement disputes;
· Commercial and residential lease disputes;
* Board Certified Civil Trial Law- the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education.