Los Angeles-Based Entertainment And Media Attorneys

As a boutique law firm serving the Greater Los Angeles area, Kawahito Shraga & Westrick, LLP, has expertise serving clients in the film, television, video game, digital distribution and music industries. Our lawyers have developed the experience and relationships within the entertainment and media sectors that allow them to offer practical and results-oriented solutions to our clients' most complex issues.

Kawahito Shraga & Westrick, LLP, is at the forefront of the intersection between entertainment and technology, and has experience dealing with the most sophisticated issues that arise in these ever-changing industries.

California Entertainment Lawyers Committed To Creative Professionals

At Kawahito Shraga & Westrick, LLP, our attorneys have extensive experience representing actors, writers, musicians, directors, professional athletes, models, film distributors, journalists, talent agents and managers, video game developers, animators and production companies in a wide spectrum of media disputes.

Our attorneys understand how intimate the entertainment industry is and the need to preserve future working relationships. We strive to develop innovative solutions to our clients' entertainment, media and professional sports industries disputes. We utilize our relationships and experience to help our clients resolve issues in a way that avoids or minimizes the breakdown of working relationships and protects our clients' future professional opportunities.

Handling A Wide Variety Of Legal Issues In Entertainment And Media

Representative entertainment and media matters include:

  • Disputes regarding royalties and profit participation
  • Right of publicity claims for celebrities
  • Defamation and trade libel
  • Idea submission/idea theft claims
  • Unfair competition claims
  • Harassment and stalking of celebrities/obtaining protective orders
  • Invasions of the right of privacy
  • Contract disputes involving development, production, distribution and licensing of all forms of entertainment and media properties
  • Disputes arising from management and talent agreements
  • Intellectual property matters involving copyright and trademark disputes
  • Cybersquatting and domain name recovery

When navigating the entertainment and media landscape, there are many interdependent factors that dictate the best strategy to pursue. We know how transactional lawyers, publicists, agents, talent and the media interact, and are able to tailor our approach in each situation to maximize our clients' results and opportunities.

Providing Creative Solutions To California's Most Creative People

Because our lawyers were trained at some of Los Angeles' premier law firms and have a history of representing high-profile companies and individuals, we have the legal knowledge and experienced necessary to successfully guide our clients through the most high-level, highly publicized, and complex entertainment and media disputes. Clients come to us when they want the best of both worlds — large law firm ability and legal knowledge paired with the custom client service that only a boutique law firm can offer.

Our attorneys also understand the need to be discreet. Working efficiently, we help our entertainment clients resolve their legal issues and obtain compensation for their creative contributions while protecting their privacy. At the same time, we also understand and have experience working with the media to portray our clients in the best light possible while dealing with the court of public opinion.

If you are a member of the entertainment, media or sports industry and need help resolving your legal dispute, contact the entertainment lawyers of Los Angeles-based Kawahito Shraga & Westrick, LLP, today at .