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How to Start and Grow Your Own Entertainment Law Practice

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Produced on February 06, 2020

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Course Information

Course Description

Starting a law firm can be complicated and stressful, especially when you are trying to find your place in a competitive niche like entertainment law. In this program, Julian Cordero and Jesse Kearney, solo entertainment practitioners, will discuss how they both built successful independent law firms focused on entertainment law.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the main legal issues under the Entertainment Law umbrella
  2. Access important resources for building your practice
  3. Calculate competitive and profitable fee structures for your niche
  4. Choose the appropriate business entity for your law firm
  5. Assess the best marketing strategies to get entertainment industry clients

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Julian Cordero

Cordero Law LLC

Julian Cordero is the founder and managing attorney of Cordero Law LLC, a law firm headquartered in New York City, where he focuses on Business Law, Entertainment Law, and Intellectual Property Law.

Julian concentrates primarily on the transactional practice of law, focusing the majority of his time on contract drafting, reviewing, and negotiating. Some of his most important recent endeavors in this field include the drafting of multi-million dollar service contracts, negotiating cross-licensing agreements for major companies with vast intellectual property portfolios, and the representation of numerous musicians and independent labels in the negotiations of various music and distribution agreements.

In addition to his work with contracts, Julian also spends a considerable amount of time working on the structuring and formation of new businesses, performing trademark searches and registrations, and advising small businesses on their overall legal needs.

Jesse Kearney

The Law Office Of Jesse Kearney

Jesse Kearney is an attorney focused on business, media and entertainment law. With over twenty years experience as an actor, composer, writer and director, he combines his legal skills and experience with his knowledge of the entertainment industry. He provides legal counsel to clients in theater, lm, television, music, and new media. He also counsels startups and entrepreneurs in forming and maintaining successful businesses. Before starting his own practice, Jesse was a business affairs associate at Samuel French, Inc. and an article contributor to MusicRegulation.com. He serves on the board of Prospect Theater Company and on the New York Law School Alumni Association Board. He is an alumnus of the New Lawyers Institute of the New York City Bar Association. 

Jesse received his J.D. from New York Law School, and worked as a Post-Graduate Fellow with the Racial Justice Project at New York Law School. He received his MFA from New York University in the Musical Theater Writing Program, and his AB from Dartmouth College.

Bar Admission
New York

Professional Associations 
American Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
New York County Lawyers Association
Dramatist Guild


Alan T.

Excellent introductory advice for this area of law.

Shaun S.

light on details, meandering, and very surface level. felt like a podcast they didnt prepare for, not a CLE

Jeffrey R.

Great presentation. They look like they enjoy what they are doing!

Russell A.

greatr classs... all the basics

Kenneth W.

interesting dudes

Bryan B.

Excellent job!

Lynne T.


Joe H.

A good course for anyone starting a practice in any field. The presenters were entertaining and knowledgeable. They ran over and I almost didn't mind.

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