Ethics for the Entertainment Law Practitioner

Production Date: March 30, 2017 Practice Areas: Ethics and Sports & Entertainment Law Estimated Length: 5410 minutes


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The Entertainment Industries, whether involving music, film, TV, or written works, pose many potential conflict situations and ethical concerns for the practitioner. In this program, attorney Ronald Bienstock reviews a number of these scenarios, from the initial retainer or engagement letter, to the execution of a series of heavily-negotiated complex transactions involving many clients, to potential litigation involving those very same transactions.

Issues will arise that will challenge even the most experienced attorney. For example: should a client have independent counsel review a retainer that has the attorney participating in equity or a percentage of revenue? When an attorney is acting as an agent, can or should the attorney speak exclusively to artist management or an agent during the negotiation of a transaction? Can an attorney represent a “band” or artist as a group, or does one represent the individuals (or both)? How does an attorney represent clients that are located in several international jurisdictions? What about non-traditional attorney roles of finding funding for projects or finding creative partners or co-writers for clients? How does or can an attorney work with entities or individuals that may have left a project? How does or can an attorney work with former clients that have left the firm, then return for counsel or advice on a new or prior matter? Mr. Bienstock provides a concise review of the these type of issues in this CLE presentation.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Identify ethical issues that may arise in the practice of entertainment law
  2. Review various entertainment law scenarios and the relevant practical and ethical considerations concerning those scenarios
  3. Understand a lawyer’s duty to clients in different sectors of the entertainment industry 
Laura F.
Washington, DC

Thank you!

Skye J.
Dallas, TX


Angie M.
Houston, TX

I learned a lot of new ways to look at situations.

Stewart K.
San Rafael, CA

Thank you!

Phyllis C.
new suffolk, NY

Thorough, informative, helpful.

Richard D.
Manhattan, NY

I enjoyed the presentation

David M.
Manhattan, NY

Practical and useful, especially for new lawyers and one of the better ethics courses out there, most of which are not helpful or are irrelevant.

Dax R.
Dallas, TX

Good information for someone relatively new in the field.

Haseeb Q.
Knoxville, TN


Ronald B.
Oxnard, CA

Received what I believe to be some good guidelines. . . .

Jill M.
Manhattan, NY

Mr. Bienstock was clear, concise and well-spoken; he had a clear understanding of the course material and expressed it in a way that was easy for the audience to grasp and absorb. His examples illustrating the Model Rules were interesting and on point. Very entertaining as well as educational.

Michael G.
Hewlett, NY

Excellent speaker and a lot of practical tips to avoid ethical problems.

Andrew W.
Congers, NY

Great presentation of many practical issues in the area.

Sara W.
Manhattan, NY

I had the pleasure of working with Ron Bienstock for several years, and it was a pleasure to be taught by him again! I would highly recommend this course.

Edmund B.

Outstanding content and presentation.

Ron R.
Three Rivers, MI

Very well done. I'll look for more programs from this presenter.

Raymond L.
LIberrtyville, IL

Great Course

Shannon T.
San Antonio, TX

This was truly one of the best CLE video courses I've ever watched.

Steven S.
Del Ray, FL

Excellent course and speaker

Joel W.
Mount Kisco, NY

Smartly articulated subject matter

Monique H.
Brooklyn, NY

Great presentation!