New York Entertainment Lawyer

Representing Film, TV, Publishing & Digital Media Clients

Arbitrator and Mediator

Having walked in the shoes of both the business executive and the in-house media attorney before going into practice on her own helps her address both the business and legal needs of her clients.

Laverne Berry provides counsel for film, television, publishing, digital media and transmedia clients. She works with clients from across the US and in Europe. Her work often includes copyright and trademark issues as well as production, development, personnel and distribution agreements.

Legal and Business Affairs

Qualified to integrate industry-specific business needs with the ever-changing interpretations and applications of copyright, trademark and licensing law.
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Arbitration

Is uniquely able to provide valuable arbitration services, especially in the areas of entertainment and intellectual property. She has successfully arbitrated complex matters with individual party claims of over $30 million.Learn more…

Mediation

Has mediated more than 100 cases through court-supervised mediation programs and private mediations. She has acted as a mediator at all stages of multi-party interactions.Learn more…

Project Development

Will assist in the strategic planning and development of projects, through all stages of production.
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CLIENTS & PROJECTS

fair use

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Oscar® Nominated

Collector of Bedford Street
Services Rendered:
Clearance review;
distribution agreements.

film attorney

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Peabody® Award Winner

My Perestroika
Services Rendered:
Co-production agreements;
production agreements;
rights clearance
and fair use review.

media attorney

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Emmy® Nominated

Wish Me Away
Services Rendered:
Corporate and financing documents;
third-party rights
and distribution agreements.

independent film lawyer

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International Gay Film Award: Best Documentary

The Lady in Question is Charles Busch
Services Rendered:
Corporate financing agreements;
production legal;
union negotiation;
third-party clearance.