The Law And Practice Of Representing Comic Book Creators

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Price: $349
Total Credits: 24
Ethics & Specialty Credits: 5.5
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  • Description
    *This course qualifies as a Transitional course and can be taken by both Experienced and Newly Admitted attorneys in NY.

    The comic book industry has its own particular set of legal issues, laws and regulations. This CLE course will offer a comprehensive overview of the past year in comic book litigation and transactional work while presenting the fundamental concerns of representing comic book industry clients. The course will explain diversity and inclusion issues, emerging intellectual property issues, self-publishing and contract laws. The course will conclude with a Q & A.

  • Instructor Bio

    Thomas Crowell

    Thomas A. Crowell, Esq. is a partner in the law firm of Lane Sash and Larrabee, LLP, in the firm's New York office. He is also the Director from Practice, emeritus, of The Indie Film Clinic at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Mr. Crowell counsels clients on a wide range of entertainment law and intellectual property rights issues, in practice areas that range from film and television to comic book publishing, music, and the graphic arts. He is the series editor of the Focal Press "Pocket Lawyer for...." series of legal guide books and author of both "The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers" (Focal Press, 2ed. 2011) and the first dedicated legal guide for the comic book industry: "The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators" (Focal Press 2014). Mr. Crowell received his JD from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he graduated cum Laude, Order of the Coif. He is admitted to the bars of New York, New Jersey, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    www.thomascrowell.com
    tcrowell@lanesash.com
    @lawcrow


    Jeff Trexler

    Jeff Trexler, Esq. (JD, Yale; PhD, Duke) is an attorney and Associate Director of the Fashion Law Institute. Jeff has worked with media and fashion clients from around the world on issues ranging from start-up formation and tax strategy to corporate ethics and intellectual property.

    http://jeff-trexler.com
    jeff.trexler@gmail.com
    @jefftrexler


    Jason Yarn

    Jason Yarn, Esq. has been an agent for ten years and an attorney for six, working in the literary department and business affairs at Paradigm Talent Agency before going out on his own. His agency represents award winning and #1 New York Times bestselling authors of fiction and non-fiction for adults and children, in addition to handling film and television rights.

    http://www.jasonyarnliteraryagency.com
    @kalyarn


    Gamal Hennesy

    A former international contracts manager with Marvel Enterprises, Gamal Hennessy is an experienced commercial contracts attorney with expertise in drafting and negotiating comic book publishing and IP licensing. During his career, he’s represented major corporate clients including Amazon Publishing, Marvel Comics, After Shock, Mad Cave Studios as well as independent artists and writers.


    David Gallaher

    Author David Gallaher has received multiple Harvey Award nominations and won The Best Online Comic Award for his work on High Moon. David was an early pioneer of digital comics developing projects for Marvel as well as Box 13 – the first comic designed specifically for the iPhone – for ComiXology. He has served as a consulting editor for Attack on Titan, Sailor Moon, Phoenix Wright, and other manga projects for Kodansha. He has written for Marvel Comics, Image Comics, IDW, Boom Studios and is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult series THE ONLY LIVING BOY.

Courses purchased through UnitedCLE.com are provided and fully accredited by The National Academy of Continuing Legal Education, an Accredited NYS CLE Provider. To view NACLE’s accreditation details, please click here.