ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION & TRANSACTIONS

Attorney Michael A. Long is an experienced entertainment attorney. Attorney Long has advised and represented clients in matters involving, on behalf of, or adverse to: Creative Artists Agency, Netflix, Disney, Nickelodeon, Sony, Transformers IP, as well as high-profile influencers.

Attorney Long brings specialized industry and technical knowledge relevant to new media trends have clearly intersected with technology. Attorney Long has prior direct industry experience prior to his law career working directly with entertainment clients in the advertising industry ranging from e-commerce, loyalty programs, media promotions of IPs, and enterprise marketing data analysis.

Attorney Michael A. Long is experienced advising and representing creatives and executives in film, music, art, gaming, online content, and more.  Mr. Long served as a panel attorney with CA Lawyers for the Arts for many years, including time prior to that as a law clerk and intake specialist on hundreds of entertainment-related cases. 

Attorney Michael A. Long previously lectured at University of Southern California (USC) on intellectual property law.

Attorney Michael A. Long is able to handle complex client cases with an ability to advance a case more effectively toward the client’s goal through his combined skills and experience.

MOTION PICTURE & STREAMING INDUSTRY –REVENUE AND ROYALTY DISPUTES

Mr. Long represented a client in the motion picture industry in disputes involving up to $50,000,000 in under-reported royalties.  Mr. Long has represented clients in numerous intellectual property disputes relating to entertainment properties.

LABOR & EMPLOYMENT 

Mr. Long has advised and represented clients and organized labor leaders. Mr. Long has represented both employees and employers before the Labor Commissioner and in court, including successful appeals to achieve favorable outcomes. Mr. Long is familiar with guild agreements pertaining to the entertainment industry.

FINANCING

Mr. Long has closed successful financing on film production deals with producers and financiers, applying specialized knowledge in accounting and finance to assist clients., and is experienced working with executives as well as expert economists and accountants.

Attorney Michael A. Long is the firm’s principal and managing attorney. Mr. Long has represented a wide range of clients in civil matters, both plaintiffs and defendants in trials and appeals. His clients have included attorneys, executives, business owners, real estate investors and developers, producers, tech companies, inventors, artists, insureds, and established multinationals with worldwide portfolios.