Contracts are founded on an exchange of value to both sides. Well written contracts are crafted to clearly state the rights and duties of the parties. In preparing a contract, it is important to focus on your goals at a detailed level. When revising a contract, the same applies.
Regarding contracts, Mr. Long is experienced with the following: Contract Enforcement – Breach of Contract, Tortious / Willful Breach of Contract; Quantum Meruit / Quantum Valebant for Unjust Enrichment; and Related Torts.
To give a rough outline of the type of contract experience Mr. Long has, here are some types of agreements Mr. Long has drafted, revised, and/or litigated on:
Music Synchronization License Agreements for Motion Pictures
IP Licensing – Marketing Agreements, Royalty Agreements
Contractor Agreements – Work Made for Hire Agreements, Shop Rights for Inventions
Assignment of Interest – Trademark, Copyright, Patent, etc.; Assignments of portfolios pursuant to court orders;
Settlement & Release Agreements
Patent – Licensing Agreements, Release, FRAND, Notices
Guilds Agreements – DGA, WGA, PGA
Trademark Coexistence Agreements
Construction Agreements – AIA 102 and 201 Forms – GCs and Fees,
Subcontractor Agreements, Purchase Orders.
International Distribution Agreements – Territories, Scope, Limitations, Time.
Finance – Film Financing Agreements, Financing Structures, Escrows, Letters of Credit.
Motion Picture Production Agreements – Mr. Long has worked on hundreds of motion picture deals and agreements.
Operating Agreements – these relate to corporate law and administration of business entities.
Angel Investment Agreements, Venture Capital Investment Agreements, Letters of Intent
Talent Management Agreements, Talent Attachment Agreements, Talent Agencies
Social Influencer Agreements
Product Marketing Agreements
Director’s Agreements – BA, MBA; Principal / UPM and Second Unit Director Agreements
Writer’s Agreements – BA, MBA; Above and below-the-line projects; scripted and semi-scripted; collaborations; disputes
Guaranty Agreements, and related Bonds and Insurance Claims
Technology Transactions – Open Source Agreements, Creative Commons Agreements, Software License Agreements, SaaS Agreements
Buy-Sell Agreements for Startups
Intellectual Property Licensing Agreements – Mr. Long has extensive experience with IP licensing.
Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) and more broadly: Non-compete, Non-Circumvention, Non-Disparagement and Non-Disclosure Agreements.
Attorney-Client Fee Agreements – Mr. Long has extensive experience with attorney fee disputes including attorney collection actions.
Contract Review and Consultation
Contract Drafting and Revision
Analysis of contracts in the context of actual or prospective litigation
Investigate Under-Reported Royalties
Due Diligence / IP Clearances / Chain of Title Analysis
Deal Memos, Negotiation
Attorney Billing Analysis
Fee Collections and Enforcement
Asset Tracing and Attachment
Financial Transaction Tracing
Asset / IP Valuation – Analysis