Reisman Law Offices - 14 Belmont St., Toronto, Ontario - 416-944-1747

Our Practice

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Our firm provides legal advice on all aspects of corporate and entertainment law, with an emphasis on film and television financing and production, and on the corporate, employment intellectual property, and immigration issues arising in this industry. We also offer expertise in technology start - ups, music law, book publishing and new media.  

Clients Include:

  • Lenders
  • Producers
  • Broadcasters
  • Writers
  • Technology Companies
  • Composers
  • Music Producers
  • Music Publishers
  • Talent
  • Senior employees

Our practice specializes in:

Film and television interim financing

  • Acting for both lenders and producers, large and small
  • Security searches and registrations
  • Loan agreements, 
  • Security agreements, 
  • Intercreditor agreements

Corporate transactions

  • Share and asset purchases
  • Due diligence services in connection with these transactions
  • Debt and equity financing
  • Expertise in public and private company complianc

Advising on day to day corporate matters

  • Incorporations
  • Amalgamations
  • Dissolutions
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Compliance in Ontario and Canada

Development

  • Option agreements
  • Writers agreements
  • Development financing

Production

  • Domestic production
  • Inter-provincial co-productions
  • International co-productions
  • Co-ventures
  • Accessing Content and Production Services Tax credits
  • CAVCO and CRTC Regulation
  • Completion guarantees
  • Errors and Omissions review
  • Rights of Publicity
  • Above the Line Negotiations
  • Canadian and American guild requirements
  • On Air Talent Representation

Exploitation

  • Broadcast license agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Collection agency agreements 

Intellectual Property

  • Copyright
  • Trademarks

Employment Law

Representing senior employees in:

  • Negotiation of employment agreements
  • Review of termination packages


Representing Companies and their senior management teams in their 

  • Negotiation of employment agreements
  • Structuring of termination packages

Immigration Law

Music Law

  • Composer agreements
  • Recording agreements
  • Publishing agreements
  • Producer agreements
  • Music clearances