Trusted business & entertainment law specialists for over 80 collective years

Asset Protection

 We manage & protect the assets and intellectual property rights of creators, inventors, businesses and entrepreneurs.

Complex Deal Structures

We are the dealmakers, from composing to closing – we’ve facilitated millions of dollars worth of deals for our clients.

Measured Litigation

When absolutely necessary, our seasoned litigators defend our clients from legal attacks and prosecute others to protect their rights.

As America’s premier entertainment lawyers, we represent some of the most influential celebrities in the industry, but we strive to treat each individual client as a star.  At Shrum Disney & Associates, we are client-centric – we treat each of our clients as a celebrity, regardless of whether they are seen on national television every week or struggling to start a new business, because each one deserves that special attention.  Our core belief is that a client doesn’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.  This is our competitive advantage – offering personalized legal services that are uniquely tailored to each client.  And being a boutique firm allows us to be nimble, strategic, and creative. We hold ourselves to the highest standards and produce quality results.  But don’t take our word for it, here are some endorsements from some of our clients.

Areas of expertise

Copyright, Trademark & Intellectual Property

Registration, management and protection of all forms of intellectual property, including copyrights, trade and service marks, trade names, trade dress, rights of publicity and privacy.

Business Law & Litigation

Our lawyers have served as in-house counsel for Fortune 50 companies, and can tailor strategic legal and business planning for all types of businesses, including new media & technologies startups, and entrepreneurs, business entity formation, management & structures.

Endorsement & Licensing Deals

As counselors for some of the country’s top entertainers, artist and actors, we assist you with negotiating the terms, drafting the contract and closing those important celebrity endorsement deals and licensing transactions.

Personal & Post Mortem Rights

We help you and your family protect your name, likeness and other personal characteristics that form the basis of your rights of publicity and privacy.

We provide post-mortem protection and estate management.

Entertainment & Celebrity Specialists

We are specialists in entertainment law, with experience in celebrity, music, film, television, sports, photograph, dances & the arts.

New Ventures & Startups

We think outside the box, advising and consulting with new ventures and startups in media, technology, and business.

We are one of the highest-rated business & entertainment law firms in the United States.

Our attorneys receive the top rating on Avvo and Martindale Hubbell, among others. If personalized service by the most skilled and knowledgeable attorneys is important to you, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Original Ideas. . .

…particularly those expressed in the creative arts, are indispensable to the advancement of human knowledge.

The protection of such expression is essential to human progress.

-Barry Neil Shrum, Origins of an Idea