On TV, lawyers are often portrayed as self-serving, greedy “ambulance chasers,” looking to take advantage of bad situations. The legal system is frequently depicted as an ineffective and outdated structure, overwhelmed by frivolous lawsuits. However, more often than not, these portrayals don’t represent the truth.
Entertainment attorneys handle a variety of legal tasks related to the business side of entertainment. Entertainment lawyers make a living negotiating the contracts that get movies, shows and albums made. These include deals between entertainment companies, financing deals with banks, and contracts with stars and support businesses. Frequently, they also handle the licensing and protection […]
Intellectual property law protects ideas, creative work and other property that cannot be touched, but is still very important to its owner. Intellectual property includes patents, trademarks and copyrights, as well as information that may not be formally protected, such as a company’s trade secrets. Intellectual property attorneys help their clients apply for legal protection […]
Mesothelioma is a cancer of the abdomen with a median survival rate typically measured in months. The only known cause is exposure to asbestos, a substance that was widely used in industry through most of the twentieth century, despite its well-known dangers. Asbestos use is now strictly regulated, but because the disease takes ten to […]
Tax attorneys help their clients with all aspects of taxation. Most often, tax attorneys help clients identify ways to minimize their taxable income while still achieving their financial and business goals, or advise them on the tax consequences of a financial change. While most people don’t need an attorney to do their taxes, some tax […]