ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA LITIGATION & TRANSACTIONS

Attorney Michael A. Long is experienced litigator in trials and appeals. Attorney Michael A. Long has advised and represented clients in matters involving Creative Artists Agency, Netflix, Disney, Nickelodeon, Sony, the Transformers franchise, as well as high-profile influencers.

As new media trends have clearly intersected with technology, Attorney Long’s prior experience in the tech industry and working directly with entertainment clients in the advertising industry ranging from e-commerce, loyalty programs, and enterprise marketing data analysis, Attorney Long brings specialized industry and technical knowledge.

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.

Michael A. Long, Long & Associates

Attorney Michael A. Long is experienced as replacement counsel. He has represented attorneys, executives, business owners, producers, tech companies, engineers, inventors, employees, employers, and established multinational clients with worldwide IP portfolios.