Media Attorneys Handling More than Media Matters
Regardless of the type of media business you run, your company faces certain challenges unique to the media industry: defamation, copyright and recording laws, and fair use issues. But media companies also deal with issues common to other businesses: labor and employment matters, business entity formation and governance matters, and accessing public information.
Media companies fight to remain relevant in an increasingly changing world. They strive to understand online user trends, adapt content to an ever-growing variety of media platforms, and adjust pricing structures based on changing demand in order to remain competitive. Looking for an oracle on how to gain a competitive edge leaves little time or energy for investigating and handling legal issues.
Jenkins Fenstermaker wants to help. Our media attorneys can help you find your way through the maze of intellectual property, copyright, licensure, and defamation issues while our attorneys specializing in other practice areas adeptly handle your labor and employment matters, contract drafting and review, workers’ compensation, and litigation needs. With one firm serving all of your legal services needs, you’ll benefit from the communication and efficiency gained by cross-discipline cooperation.
Media Attorneys Meeting Your All Your Business and Litigation Needs
At Jenkins Fenstermaker, our media industry attorneys stay current with legal trends in this fast-evolving field. While print media fights to remain competitive with instant gratification from online and social media, all forms of media face challenges relating to copyright and labor and employment issues. Online and social media also face challenges unique to the online forum such as fighting illegal takedowns of legitimate online content. Media companies looking for a legal services partner who coordinates skilled and experienced counsel across all practices areas need look no further than Jenkins Fenstermaker.
Reliable Guidance on Relevant Communications Laws
Print, video, audio, and online media share a duty to present original content in compliance with the Copyright Law of the United States and other related intellectual property laws. Digital media companies of the printed word also must follow the Digital Medium Copyright Act (DMCA), the statute governing copyright issues of online material.
Labor and Employment Counsel for On-Site and Remote Workers
Compliance with all applicable federal and state employment laws, such as wage and hour laws, leave laws, disability accommodation, and anti-discrimination laws maintains positive employee morale and minimizes employment-related claims. This is essential to maintaining your competitive edge.
We can advise your media company on traditional labor matters such as union avoidance, strikes, and collective bargaining negotiations. We will also collaborate with your Human Resources group to ensure your policies and practices are current and consistently followed. For any Labor and Employment question or matter you face, Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC, has the legal expertise you need.
Specialized Media Contract Advice
Your company’s contracts may take the form of service contracts, leases, financial agreements, purchase orders, employment contracts, or other legal instruments. We will review the terms of these agreements to recommend and advocate for favorable revisions or, if the document has been executed, we will recommend steps to take that will avoid or mitigate harm to the business. Our attorneys can serve as a knowledgeable partner for any business decision or question.
Whether you are a studio with a production crew, or if your company operates an online blog or newsfeed, workers’ compensation issues can arise. The types of injuries may differ from one company to the next, but injuries (including repetitive motion injuries) can occur anywhere. When one of your employees sustains a work-related injury, we are ready with a legal team that is skilled in defending workers’ compensation claims. We have a history of obtaining favorable settlements for our clients. We will also work with your business to review best practices so that you may take steps to lessen the risk of experiencing a similar accident in the future.
Your Trusted Media Attorneys
Jenkins Fenstermaker can help you meet all of your legal services needs so that you can focus on serving users in multiple ways and remain competitive in an ever-evolving field. Our media attorneys will manage industry-specific issues and work with our attorneys specializing in other practice areas to handle your other legal services needs. To learn more about how we can help, call us at (304) 523-2100 (866) 617-4736 toll-free) or complete our online contact form.