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Entertainment Law

Entertainment Law Attorney in Washington

Seattle lawyer handles media transactions and disputes

Scott M. Haapala PLLC represents music labels, publishers, producers, distributors and artists in a wide range of entertainment law. I have extensive experience and am passionately protective of my clients’ rights.

Hands-on legal service to get your deal done right

Drawing on my experience as an attorney, artist, and promoter, I am known for developing creative legal solutions customized to my clients’ needs. My transactional expertise has made me, highly sought-after as legal counsel in the following areas:

  • Copyright
  • Entertainment-related contracts,
  • Trademark registrations
  • Trademark-related contracts
  • Trademark assignments
  • Licensing
  • Right-of-publicity matters

I offer cost-effective legal services tailored specifically for the entertainment industry, particularly for the needs of established or up-and-coming musicians and entertainers. I rely on my knowledge of agency and recording contracts, copyrights, trademarks and merchandising. I provide the legal services you need so you can focus on your creative talents and your business. For more information, contact me today.

My entertainment law services

I represent musicians, songwriters, producers, labels, publishers, and other industry players in the following:

  • Agency contracts – including negotiating, reviewing or drafting an agency contract, as well as resolving any disputes arising from an agency contract
  • Recording contracts – including negotiating a record deal, reviewing or drafting a recording contract, as well as resolving any disputes arising from a recording contract
  • Management contracts – including representing your interests in any management contract negotiations or disputes
  • Performance contracts – including negotiating a performance appearance, reviewing or drafting a performance contract, as well as resolving any disputes arising from a performance contract
  • Employment law disputes – including copyright infringement, trademark infringement, contract disputes, or defending you against any allegations of non-performance or other issues
  • Merchandising – including negotiating reviewing, or drafting any merchandising agreement, as well as resolving any disputes arising from a merchandising agreement or lack of a merchandising agreement
  • Copyright and trademark – including assisting you with copyrighting or filing documents to provide you with copyright or trademark protection
  • Royalties and residuals – including contract negotiations and pursuing claims involving the payment or non-payment of royalties and residuals

Contact an experienced entertainment law firm today

Call Scott M. Haapala PLLC at 206-240-0442 or contact me online for a consultation. I represent clients nationally and internationally.

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  • Seattle Office
    12036 26th Ave South
    Seattle, Washington 98168
    Phone: 206-240-0442
    Fax: 206-539-1251