Media and Entertainment Law Firm Of Laverne Berry

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.

Laverne Berry with clients
Laverne Berry, Esq. with clients, Elizabeth Hemmerdinger, Catherine Tambini, and NYWIFT ED, Cynthia Lopez.
Photo credit: Rich Docherty

Client Videos

Laverne Berry’s clients include distinguished independent film and television producers,
production companies, distribution companies, authors and media companies.

Legal Services Offered

Legal and Business Affairs

Qualified to integrate industry-specific business needs with the ever-changing interpretations and applications of copyright.


Is uniquely able to provide valuable arbitration services, especially in the areas of entertainment and intellectual property.


Has mediated more than 100 cases through court-supervised mediation programs and private mediations. She has acted as a mediator.

Speaking Engagements

Laverne Berry is a sought-after presenter on media production legal and copyright issues, as well as on arbitration and mediation in the entertainment industry. She engages media professionals and attorneys equally having worked as both during her career.

Client & Project Highlights

The collector of bed ford street

Oscar® Nominated

Collector of Bedford Street

Services Rendered:
Clearance review;
distribution agreements.

My Perestroika

Peabody® Award Winner

My Perestroika

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

Wish me Away

Emmy® Nominated

Wish Me Away

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

The Lady in Question is Charles Busch

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.

Client Champion
Super Lawyers Feature Story
View the profile of New York Metro Entertainment & Sports Attorney Laverne Berry
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American Arbitration Association