About Levine Plotkin & Menin
Levine Plotkin & Menin, LLP is a New York-based entertainment law firm founded in 1977. We counsel artists and the enterprises that utilize their creative services and intellectual property rights. We take pride in the quality of our legal work, the personal attention we give our clients, our sensitivity to confidentiality, our network of contacts in all areas of the media, and our long-lasting client relationships.
Our practice includes virtually all areas of the arts and entertainment industries, with specialties in motion pictures, theater, television, literary publishing, music and music publishing, merchandising and endorsements, dance, fashion, design, photography, the Internet and new media. Our extensive professional experience enables us to nurture an idea or project from creation through production and distribution across the media spectrum.
Our clients include directors, producers, authors, actors, popular and classical musicians and recording artists, fashion models, photographers, designers, dancers and theatrical composers and writers, many of whom have won or been nominated for Academy, Grammy, Emmy, Tony and other prestigious national and international awards. We represent best-selling authors as well as agents, executives and packagers in the publishing industry. Because many of our clients are internationally recognized, we are experts in protecting the commercial value of the celebrity persona and maximizing such value in the international marketplace.
We act as special counsel to corporations and law firms when they require expertise in the entertainment or media areas. We also specialize in advising and representing executives in their employment relationships and transitions. Additionally, our practice includes traditional areas related to our clients’ professional and personal lives such as real property, trusts and estates, and general corporate matters.
In situations which require specialists in litigation, tax planning, and other areas not directly related to the firm’s entertainment practice, we have established an international network of top professionals outside of the firm who are consulted based on the needs and resources of our clients.
Members of the Levine Plotkin & Menin, LLP are listed in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and the 2011 edition of “New York Super Lawyers.” The firm has also been selected by Corporate Intl Magazine to receive a 2011 Global Award Clients’ Choice winner as “New York Media & Entertainment Law Firm of the Year.” According to Chambers USA, the lawyers at Levine Plotkin & Menin, LLP are all “splendidly good and a pleasure to work with.”
Over the past few theater seasons, the firm acted as production counsel to numerous Broadway shows, including Rent, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Driving Miss Daisy, Next Fall, Fela, Million Dollar Quartet, Come Fly Away, The Addams Family, Promises, Promises, In the Heights, West Side Story and White Christmas. The firm also represents the authors of shows such as Avenue Q, Follies, Grey Gardens, The Color Purple, Tales of the City, Bring It On, The Pirate Queen, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, and Legally Blonde.