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With deep insider knowledge of the industry and extensive experience, our Literary Practice is ideally suited to help clients protect and utilize their literary works. Our attorneys have successfully negotiated publishing agreements on behalf of authors and agents with publishing houses of all sizes. In addition, the Literary Practice assists clients in regard to other matters arising from their literary property.

Our clients include numerous award-winning and best-selling authors, artists, literary agents, publishers, magazines, new media and technology companies, editors, book packagers, and publishing executives. Examples of the services we offer to clients include:

  • Drafting and negotiation of print and digital publishing agreements
  • Agency agreements
  • Collaboration and work for hire agreements
  • Merchandising agreements
  • Copyright registrations and renewals
  • Motion picture/television/stage option and purchase agreements
  • Fair use analysis
  • 203 and 304 copyright terminations
  • Website legal notices and disclaimers
  • Non-disclosure and non-compete agreements

Past and present clients include:

Joey Anuff
Faye Bender Literary Agency
Meredith Bernstein Literary Agency
Jenny Bowen
PC Cast
Kristin Cashore
Sasha Davies
Dunow, Carlson & Lerner
Greta Eagan
April Eberhardt Literary
Eden Street LLC
Mark Edlitz
Fine Literary
Garden & Gun Magazine
The Gernert Company
Aine Greaney
Benjamin Hochman
The JCC in Manhattan
Juana Martinez-Neal
Morgan Matson
TC McCarthy
Jerry Oppenheimer
Tami Parr
Penumbra Literary LLC
Red Bridge Press
Red Fox Literary
Jessica Ress
Carrie Rocha
David Rubel
Paul Selig
The Estate of John Steptoe
Stonesong Press
Scott Weiner
Alice Wilder
The Book Group