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ENTERTAINMENT LAW

Develop Your Brand and Company

Attorney Alston has worked in entertainment since 1999, and believes in developing and maintaining strong relationships in the entertainment industries he practices in (music, television, and film). We provide entertainment professionals and talent the following services:

  • Consultation
    • Media Law
    • Music Law
    • Film Law
    • TV Law
    • Arts Law
    • Privacy Rights
    • Publicity Rights
    • Intellectual Property Law – Trademarks/Copyright
    • Funding
  • Referrals to Entertainment Professionals and Companies (industry specific)
  • Leveraging Entertainment Industry Relationships
  • Contract Review
  • Crowdsourcing/Crowdfunding
  • Personal Services Agreement (talent, recording, management, etc.)
  • Professional Service Agreements
  • Production Agreements
  • Film Financing Documentation/Consultation
  • Entertainment (Production, Publishing, Recording, Service) Company Formation
  • Permits and permissions
  • Work For Hire Agreements
  • Trademarks/Merchandising
  • Copyright Registration
  • Touring
  • Loan-Out Agreements
  • Joint Ventures
  • E&O Clearance/E&O Review
  • Placements
  • Access to Music Producers
  • Access to Screenwriters
  • Access to Film Producers & Related Professionals
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation (State and Federal)
Protection

We are committed to helping you achieve more than you think is possible.  We understand that while the entertainment industry is exciting, many unexpected pitfalls can occur on the way to success.  Our goal is to ensure that our clients can continue paving their road to success in the entertainment industry without worrying about any unforeseen problems that may come up along the way.  We are dedicated to providing customized service that is effective and cost-efficient.  Our service is specifically tailored to our clients’ priorities in order to help our clients achieve their goals and beyond.

Advanced Technology

We understand that living in a world where technology is constantly changing, advanced technology is an important tool for the success of our clients.  We are dedicated to providing our Entertainment clients with the most advanced technology.  The purpose of providing advanced technology is to ensure that our Entertainment clients can serve their clients and customers in the most effective way possible.  Our goal is to allow our clients to understand advanced technology, be able to use it, and ensure that the advanced technology is personalized and contributes to the success of our clients.

BUSINESS LAW

We De-stress Business

We make the complex simple by helping small businesses and entrepreneurs understand relationships, protect businesses, maximize profit potential, and minimize risk.  We provide the following services:

  • Formation
  • Consultation
  • Form Preparation and Filing
  • Private Finance
  • Private Placement Agreements
  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions
  • Licenses
  • Assignments
  • Trademarks/Service Marks
  • Copyright
  • IP Valuation
  • Nondisclosure Agreements
  • Asset Transfers
  • Private Loan Documentation Drafting and Review
  • Convertible Notes/Securities
  • Debentures
  • Private Securities
  • Regulation Crowdfunding
  • Regulation A+
  • Regulation D
  • Stock & Membership Interest Offers & Transfers
  • Subscription Agreements
  • Guarantees
  • UCC Financing Statements
  • Financing Agreements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Employment Manuals
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Lawsuits (State and Federal)
  • Complex Business Cases
Protection

Our Business Law Practice specializes in helping our clients form businesses and handling the issues that businesses must face every day. We understand the need for businesses to have legal matters squared away to allow the business representatives more time to tend to their own priorities. Our goal is to provide excellent personalized services to our clients in order to allow our clients to provide great service to their clients and customers. We are different than other firms because we offer customized service with our client’s priorities at the forefront, and we are constantly concerned with the success of our clients and their businesses.

Advanced Technology

We understand that living in a world where technology is constantly changing, advanced technology is an important tool for the success of our clients.  We are dedicated to providing our Business clients with the most advanced technology.  The purpose of providing advanced technology is to ensure that our Business clients can serve their clients and customers in the most effective way possible.  Our goal is to allow our clients to understand advanced technology, be able to use it, and ensure that the advanced technology is personalized and contributes to the success of our clients and their businesses.

STARTUP LAW

Streamlining Your Growth

We make the complex simple by helping small businesses and entrepreneurs understand relationships, protect businesses, maximize profit potential, and minimize risk.  We provide the following services:

  • Business Law
  • Media Law
  • Privacy Policies
  • Disclaimers
  • Terms of Use/Terms of Service
  • Website Review
  • Private Placement Agreements
  • Prospectus
  • UCC Financing Statements
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Product, Technology, and IP Licenses
  • Assignments
  • Trademarks/Service Marks
  • Copyright
  • IP Valuation
  • Nondisclosure Agreements
  • Private Loan Documentation Drafting and Review
  • Convertible Notes/Securities
  • Debentures
  • Private Securities
  • Regulation Crowdfunding
  • Regulation A+
  • Regulation D
  • Stock & Membership Interest Offers & Transfers
  • Subscription Agreements
  • Guarantees
  • Financing Agreements
  • Nondisclosure Agreements
  • Noncompete Agreements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Employment Manuals
  • Consultation on Venture Capital Acquisition
  • Negotiations
  • Consultation on Angel Investors/Groups
  • Capital Acquisition Assistance (case by case)
  • Loan Transactions
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Asset Transfers
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Succession planning
  • Restructuring
  • See Intellectual Property Services (below)
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation (State and Federal)
Protection

Our Startup Practice specializes in helping our clients form their startup companies and equip them to grow quickly from a strong foundation. We understand that having a startup can be an overwhelming and difficult process. We will make sure that any problems our clients face while forming their startups are identified and properly addressed at the forefront. We are dedicated to ensuring that each startup’s formation is done with the client’s priorities and best interests in mind. Our goal is to allow our startup clients to achieve their dreams with confidence that their business will get off to a smooth start, and will continue to stay that way throughout the course of their businesses. Our knowledge of startups, combined with our dedication to your goals as our top priority, we will provide personalized services that will allow your startup to grow into what you have always envisioned.

 

Advanced Technology

We understand that living in a world where technology is constantly changing, advanced technology is an important tool for the success of our clients.  We are dedicated to providing our Business clients with the most advanced technology.  The purpose of providing advanced technology is to ensure that our Startup clients can serve their target audiences in the most effective way possible.  Our goal is to allow our clients to understand advanced technology, be able to use it, and ensure that the advanced technology is personalized and contributes to the success of our clients and their startup companies.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

Well Trained Professionals

We provide small businesses and entrepreneurs with the following intellectual property related legal services:

  • Holding Company Formation
  • Copyright
  • Trademark
  • Trade Secrets
  • Registrations
  • Renewals
  • Transfers
  • Licensing
  • Valuation
  • Nondisclosure Agreements
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Valuations
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation (State & Federal)
  • Complex Business Disputes
Protection

We understand that intellectual property assets are of incredible value to all businesses.  Our goal is to ensure that our clients’  intellectual property is properly structured and protected.  We are also committed resolving high-stakes property disputes.  We are unique in our services are custom-tailored to serve our clients based on our clients’ own priorities.  Not only do we customize our services to our clients’ current needs, but we also understand that our clients’ needs and priorities change over time.  We are committed to working with our clients to deal with any changes in the best and most cost-effective way possible, and foresee any changes of which our clients can get ahead.

Advanced Technology

We understand that living in a world where technology is constantly changing, advanced technology is an important tool for the success of our clients.  We are dedicated to providing our Intellectual Property clients with the most advanced technology.  The purpose of providing advanced technology is to ensure that our Intellectual Property clients can serve their business audiences in the most effective way possible.  Our goal is to allow our clients to understand advanced technology, be able to use it, and ensure that the advanced technology is personalized and contributes to the success of our clients based on our clients’ priorities.

CONTRACT LAW

Experienced Professionals

McAlpine PLLC can also assist you with various contracts, including, but not limited to:

  • Licensing
  • Sales Forms
  • Service Agreements
  • Vendor Agreements
  • Output Contracts
  • Limits Contracts
  • Distribution
  • Assignments
  • Independent Contractor
  • Nondisclosure and Confidentiality
  • Waivers and Releases
  • Buy/Sell
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Rentals
  • Disclosures
  • Noncompetition
  • HOA
  • Cancellation
  • Voting Rights (businesses)
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
Protection

McAlpine PLLC makes understanding rights and responsibilities under various agreements easy and quick for clients. It is always advisable to speak with a knowlegdable attorney concerning contractual obligations prior to signing them. Attorney Alston has worked with complex contractual matters prior to his legal education and continued to do so through his legal education. Whether the client:

1) needs to understand the liability the face in an agreement and various risks it may be exposed to,

2) wants to negotiate for the best outcomes and benefits of the agreement,

3) wants assistance structuring their deal, or4) wants contracts written, reviewed, or revised McAlpine PLLC is the right choice for business|personal legal needs. McAlpine PLLC will make getting the answers and agreements our clients need effecient and convenient.

Advanced Technology

We understand that living in a world where technology is constantly changing, advanced technology is an important tool for the success of our clients.  We are dedicated to providing our clients with the most advanced technology.  The purpose of providing advanced technology is to ensure that our clients can serve their clients and customers in the most effective way possible.  Our goal is to allow our clients to understand advanced technology, be able to use it, and ensure that the advanced technology is personalized and contributes to the success of our clients and their businesses.

BUSINESS/COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

Making Your Case

We provide business professionals with the following Litigation services:

  • Lawsuits (State and Federal)
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Resolutions
  • Complex Business Cases
Protection

Our Business Litigation Practice focuses on counseling and handling complex litigation for our business clients that are in disputes with other businesses, government entities, or individuals.  We take pride in understanding the business of our clients and their urgency to resolve disputes in the most efficient and effective way possible. We are dedicated to ensuring that our clients receive the best and most cost-effective service for important litigation matters.  What sets us apart from our peers is our commitment to providing excellent service customized to the priorities of our clients.  We strive to advance our clients’ specific interests in the most efficient way possible.  We have the knowledge that it takes to provide solutions to help our clients solve new and ongoing problems.

Advanced Technology

We understand that living in a world where technology is constantly changing, advanced technology is an important tool for the success of our clients.  We are dedicated to providing our Business clients with the most advanced technology.  The purpose of providing advanced technology is to ensure that our Business clients can serve their clients and customers in the most effective way possible.  Our goal is to allow our clients to understand advanced technology, be able to use it, and ensure that the advanced technology is personalized and contributes to the success of our clients and their businesses.

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