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Entertainment Services


A boutique, business law firm, Crespo Law Office is focused on providing premier quality legal solutions at an affordable cost to business clients. With an emphasis on assisting clients in the development and dissemination of their entertainment content into the marketplace through strategic licensing strategies, Crespo Law Office is multi-faceted and business-saavy in its approach to drive deals for its clients. Crespo Law Office provides the following services: FILM

  • Investor Agreements
  • Advisement on Georgia, New York, and New Jersey Film Tax Credits
  • Director Agreements
  • Writer Agreements
  • Crew Deal Memos
  • Literary Option Agreements
  • Location Agreements and Crowd Releases
  • Life Story Rights
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Producer Agreements
  • Talent Agreements
  • Union Signatory Production Registration and Compliance
  • Fair Use Analysis and Opinion Letters
  • Advisement on Film Clearance Issues for E&O Insurance
  • Title Opinion Reports
TELEVISION
  • Counseling and Advisement on Pitch Deck Materials
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Talent Option Agreements
  • Development Agreements
  • Appearance Releases
  • Participant Agreement for unscripted content
  • Network Agreements
PODCAST Crespo Law Office assists podcasters from corporate formation, brand protection to distribution deals. Various services provided for podcasters include:
  • Corporate formation
  • Investment finance agreements
  • Trademark and copyright registrations
  • Option rights
  • Production agreements (including releases and clearances)
  • E&O review
LITERARY
  • Publishing Agreements
  • Subsidiary Rights Agreements
  • Literary Agent Agreements
  • Option Agreements
  • Copyright Registrations and Enforcement




Trademarks & Copyrights


Crespo Law Office, P.C. prides itself on its ability to strategically counsel content creators and start-up businesses on successfully launching their brands and protecting those brands through trademark and copyright registration, and strategic licensing opportunities. Coined as “The Culture Curator,℠” Marissa Crespo focuses on helping clients commercially curate their own brands and content from a business and legal perspective, while helping to promote diverse voices and content in the marketplace. Services Include: TRADEMARKS

  • Comprehensive Knockout Searches and Trademark Search Reports
  • Trademark Filing and Renewals
  • Trademark Monitoring and Providing Non-Substantive Responses to USPTO Office Actions
  • Strategic Marketing and Branding Services
COPYRIGHTS
  • Copyright registrations
  • Copyright Assignment Agreements and Recordation of Copyright Transfers
  • Strategic Marketing and Branding Services
  • Copyright Cease & Desist Letters and Enforcement
TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT LICENSING
  • Draft and Negotiate Manufacturing and Distribution Agreements
  • Advise on Brand Books
  • Draft Strategic Partnership Agreements
  • Draft and Negotiate Endorsement Deals and Sponsorship Agreements




Outside General Counsel Services


Crespo Law Office provides an innovative approach to today’s legal practice. If your company is looking for in-house counsel to provide general legal support on either an as-needed basis or for more continuous support, Crespo Law Office provides part-time outside general counsel services at a fraction of the cost than hiring a full-time employee, and more competitive rates than traditional law firms. If you are interested in seeking the firm’s outside general counsel services, please contact Crespo Law Office for more information to see how the firm may best services your company’s needs. This includes but is not limited to: BUSINESS FORMATION

  • Advise/Form Corporate Entity Structures (LLCs, Corporations, and Partnerships
  • Prepare 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Arts Entities and State Charities Registration
  • Prepare Business Governance Documents (Operating Agreements, Bylaws, Partnership Agreements, Shareholder Agreements)
  • Secure State Business Licenses and Permits
CORPORATE OPERATIONS/BRAND STRATEGIES
  • Draft and Negotiate Employment Agreements
  • Independent Contractor
  • Professional Services Agreements
  • Draft and Negotiate Vendor Agreements
  • Advise on Corporate Brand Strategies
  • Draft and Negotiate Endorsement and Sponsorship Agreements
REAL ESTATE Location is critical for the commercial success of your business, and for enjoying the fruits of your labor. Whether you are looking for a commercial space or a home, Crespo Law Office can assist you in closing the best deal to operate your business or live in your dream home. These services include: COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL
  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate Purchases and Sales
  • Commercial Leases (Office, Retail, and Industrial Warehouse)
  • Telecommunications Leases
  • Title Searches|Easements
  • License Agreements
  • Creation of Homeowner Associations and Condominium Associations
ENTERTAINMENT REAL ESTATE
  • Music Studio and Film Studio Leases
  • Location Agreements|Film Permitting




Panels and Workshops


In addition to providing legal services, Marissa Crespo also speaks on entertainment panels and conducts workshops on legal and business issues in entertainment. For any inquiries and/or requests to have Marissa speak on a panel or conduct a workshop, please contact her at mcrespo@crespolawoffice.net PREVIOUS PANELS/WORKSHOPS

  • How to Get Your Project Greenlit, Peachtree International Film Festival, 2019
  • Starring Role: Casting Your Film Soundtrack, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival, 2019
  • The Art of the Pitch, Monmouth Film Festival, 2019
  • The Intellectual Property: The Big Money Maker, Black Webfest, 2019
  • Reel Waves, Business & Legal Considerations in Music Licensing, Sports, Music, and Entertainment Summit-Atlanta, 2019
  • Business and Legal Issues in Filmmaking, Monmouth Film Festival, 2018
  • The Business of Entertainment Law, The Creative Outsiders Podcast, Ep. 37, 2018