Protecting your creativity so you can succeed in the Arts and Entertainment Industry

Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP’s Arts and Entertainment Law Practice Group comprises of skilled negotiators, drafters and litigators equipped to assist you in dealing with record labels, publicists, artists, theatre companies and movie directors. Our client base ranges from independent artists to publicists to festivals. We will arm you with the knowledge you need to understand the industry and assist you through the many legal obstacles/issues that arise as you progress in the world of music, art, film and theatre. Our goal is to provide you with holistic and interactive representation to empower you when dealing with the business side of the entertainment industry.

Our entertainment lawyers’ experience and creativity enables us to provide you with a broad range of legal services that focus on finding solutions that work for you. These services address the legal, intellectual property and business considerations that commonly arise in connection with the creation, development and production of artistic works. We can also assist you in negotiating and drafting a wide range of arts and entertainment related contracts and agreements, including:

  • Licensing and Publicist Contracts
  • Agency Agreements
  • Publishing Contracts
  • Music Recording Agreements
  • Performance and Rider Agreements
  • Royalty Clauses and Agreements
  • Literary Publishing Contracts

A variety of different areas of law impact the entertainment industry, and our entertainment law group reaches across multiple practice groups to meet your needs. We offer intellectual property (including copyright, domain names, patents and trademarks), corporate and business law as well as litigation.

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Thank you for your interest in our arts and entertainment law services. Our skilled lawyers provide advice and guidance on entertainment law issues throughout Ontario and across Canada. We represent clients in both official languages. If you have any questions or would like more information about our services, please contact us. Our friendly staff will help you find the right entertainment lawyer to handle your matter.

For Assistance, Contact Us: by sending an email or by phone at 613-238-8080.

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