Struggling to understand your contract? Got questions on whether or not the deal you’ve been offered is a good one?
Lawyers play a vital role in the entertainment industry. The Castro C.L.A.N. is passionate about representing and advising actors, writers, musicians, unions, entertainment companies, and many others in different sectors of the industry, and we have often proven to be one of the important keys to success in the entertainment business for our clients. Our entertainment lawyers perform a variety of services, from reviewing and negotiating deals, to pursuing matters in court, whether it be criminal, family, or civil.
Many in entertainment, especially those new to the industry neglect the importance of having an entertainment lawyer on their team. There are too many examples of artists who have seen great success in the past, but have found themselves bankrupt as a result of not seeking the counsel of an entertainment attorney. Many have signed poor deals, believing that they had a general understanding of all of the legal terms in their contract, and trusting layman to give them legal advice. In the end, they found that their money went into other’s pockets, or that they later violated the terms of their contract because they were unaware of the specific terms of the contracts that they’ve signed. This has left many once successful artists penniless.
Having a good entertainment attorney is not the difference between success and failure, however more importantly, it is the difference between keeping the fruits of your success, and ensuring you, not others, reap the benefits of your hard work. Our entertainment lawyers will not only review your contracts and pursue legal matters, Mr. Castro’s team will educate you on the finer deal points in contracts and work with you to sense where to give way and when to stand your ground, so that you will not lose out on a deal or get swindled. When you are on the verge of one of the biggest deals of your career, you don’t want that deal to fall through because of poor negotiation, or your lawyer “playing hard ball” or failing to give you the understanding needed to make a critical decision. Contracts often go through multiple, and sometimes dozens of revisions, and edits before they’re agreed to, and signed. Often, it will be a music label, management or production company that provides a “standard-issue” contract to start things off. As one may expect, these contracts strongly favor the label or company, which is why Mr. Castro’s entertainment law team will sift through the fine print for you, making sure the contract is both fair, and benefits you and your wellbeing.
Castro C.L.A.N. entertainment lawyers will not only handle issues on your behalf, but to help you, the artist, understand the business, benefits, and drawbacks of entering into certain agreements, as well as, advise you on the intricacies of operating and protecting you as a business. In the words of Jay-Z and many successful artists you are not a businessman, you are a Business, man.
Never procrastinate in seeking an entertainment lawyer. You need a good attorney who is well versed in this industry even before you even receive your first contract.
With managing attorney Angel Castro and his entertainment law team, there is nothing in any legal aspect of your career or personal life that we cannot handle. We have extensive experience and knowledge of entertainment industry and relevant laws, as well as, criminal, family, and civil matters. The Castro C.L.A.N. is able to negotiate, and handle all of your entertainment, business, and legal needs. From negotiating a deal that has your best interest in mind and upholding copyright and infringement laws, to pursuing any monies, or royalties owed to you; we have you covered. The entertainment industry is difficult, and complex enough. We wish for you to rest assured, knowing that all of your legal concerns are taken care of.
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