Experienced Entertainment Law Attorney

Los Angeles
Entertainment Law Attorney

Representing producers, writers, directors, artists, musicians, photographers, athletes, record labels, production companies and many other members of the entertainment industry.

An Experienced Entertainment Attorney Protecting The Rights And Interests Of Artists And Entertainers

An Experienced Los Angeles Entertainment Transactions Lawyer

As a former in-house counsel and vice president of legal affairs at Columbia Pictures with more than 40 years of legal experience, I have a comprehensive understanding of the entertainment industry. I am attorney Michael R. Blaha, and my clients rely on me for sage advice regarding the business implications of entertainment industry transactions. I offer sound legal counsel and results-oriented advocacy with respect to all types of entertainment contracts. My focus is on helping institutions and individuals achieve the creative and business results they are seeking in an efficient and cost-effective manner so they can concentrate on their entertainment careers and businesses.

Entertainment Litigation

Entertainment Contracts

Intellectual Property

An Accomplished Hollywood Entertainment Litigation Attorney

Over the course of my career, I have established a reputation for excellence as a litigator  in all aspects of the entertainment industry. Many of my new cases are referred to me by satisfied clients for whom I obtained a favorable settlement through my alternative dispute resolution expertise or through my deep and broad experience as a litigator for both plaintiffs and defendants. I also routinely receive referrals from fellow entertainment attorneys in Los Angeles, New York, and elsewhere around the United States. I regularly collaborate with an impressive network of entertainment executives and attorneys to ensure that my clients receive the most up-to-date and reliable entertainment litigation representation.

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Individual Attention Tailored to Your Needs

I am dedicated to providing clients with conscientious, personal attention and the highest-quality legal representation. I work closely with you to understand your goals, advocate for your interests, anticipate future roadblocks and develop long-term strategies for success.

If you need assistance with drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts; protecting your copyrights and trademarks; pursuing or defending content creation or distribution-related claims; or defending your First Amendment rights, I can help. To set up a free initial phone consultation, please call me at 800-419-3013 or fill out my online contact form.

Testimonials

“I have worked with Michael for many years. He always understands his client’s needs, is extremely insightful and is an unparalleled expert in Entertainment law. I have always found him to be a consummate professional and a pleasure to do business with.”

Rob Hollocks, Producer and Director, Bloody Marvelous Productions

“Mike is our go-to attorney for athlete/clients who need excellent representation in a number of fields, including Intellectual Property matters and Entertainment industry issues. His reliable work and reasonable rates have long kept us returning to him again and again.”

Tim Hoy, Senior V.P. Business and Legal Affairs, Wasserman Media Group

“Being a writer and director for over 25 years, I’ve had several attorneys throughout my career. None of them are as smart, efficient, well-informed and capable as Michael Blaha. He gets me items in my deals I didn’t even know I could have and always makes sure I am protected.”

J.D. Shapiro, Writer, “Robin Hood” Men in Tights”; “Battlefield Earth”

“I have known Michael Blaha for 25 years as a very effective entertainment lawyer. The complex issues of intellectual property are catnip to him. Mike has a deep practical knowledge of the complex issues involved in entertainment deals, combined with profound cultural sophistication.”

Philippe Mora, Writer-Director, “Communion”, “Mad Dog Morgan”

“As a writer-producer who has worked with Mike Blaha for close to 30 years, I can unequivocally say he is the personification of the word ‘Advocate. ‘He is not only knowledgeable, efficient and personable — but he always has your back. Never short on enthusiasm, Mike has championed my projects, offered tremendous support, and has helped sustain me on the long and arduous road of being an independent filmmaker.”

Gretchen Somerfeld, Writer-Producer, “Interruptions”; “Push”

For assistance with entertainment transactions or entertainment litigation issues from an attorney with 40 years of experience in the entertainment industry, contact the Law Offices of Michael R. Blaha today.