• We leverage our shared experience as partners of AmLaw 100 firms and as general counsels of media companies

    We help our clients navigate corporate transactions & intellectual property issues in the media, entertainment and digital media sectors.

    Devereux Chatillon

    Devereux Chatillon is an experienced media and intellectual property attorney who specializes in the area of copyright and trademark counseling; strategic positioning and risk recognition; and litigation advice, including commercial as well as content related. She works with large and small companies, established firms and start-ups, to advise them on the use of every kind of content, from digital to traditional print, including licenses, rights and litigation.

     

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    Lisa Weiss

    Lisa Weiss specializes in corporate and commercial transactions in the media, entertainment, digital media and technology sectors. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, venture capital transactions, licensing and distribution transactions and general corporate and strategic counseling for music, music publishing, film, television, games, social media, advertising, digital distribution and technology companies.

     

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  • Ross Weston

     

    Ross Weston specializes in corporate and commercial transactions in the media, entertainment and digital media sectors, including as general corporate and strategic counsel for companies in the film, television, music, music publishing, advertising, games, social media, digital distribution and technology sectors.

     

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  • Lisa's and Ross' corporate law backgrounds and Dev's intellectual property experience complement one another. Combined, we offer clients an end to end solution for media sector transactions, working as needed with our clients' other legal service providers and/or "curated" specialists, whom we know well and can recommend to our clients without hesitation.

  • Our focus is on helping our clients navigate corporate and commercial transactions and intellectual property issues in the media, entertainment and digital media sectors

    Our clients range from large, traditional media companies, to digital start-ups.

     

     

    OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE INCLUDE:

    Content Acquisition and Distribution

    Acquisition, development, protection, licensing, and management of digital and traditional content; drafting and negotiating distribution arrangements in digital, cable and other traditional media.

    Corporate and Commercial

    Mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances; angel, seed round, and VC financings; ad sales, master services and other commercial agreements.

    Intellectual Property

    Intellectual property, including copyright and trademark counseling; strategic positioning and risk recognition; privacy, including COPPA; and litigation advice, including commercial as well as content-related.

    General Counsel

    Virtual, cost-conscious, general counsels; navigating legal (and identifying business) risks, providing solutions, sourcing other expertise as needed.

    New Templates

    Development of new templates for monetization and exploitation of content across all platforms in the publishing, television, motion picture, music, music publishing, and other content industries.

    Risk Management

    Advice & Risk Management across all operational areas of a company, whether it's large or small, drawing on our experience as General Counsels of a digital startup, a major music company, and a major, publicly-held publishing & distribution company.

     

     

  • Aligning our incentives with your priorities

    Our approach to fees is not "one size fits all," we know that our clients have a range of priorities when it comes to legal fees. For those clients that prioritize predictability, we offer fixed fee and/or retainer arrangements. To hedge your risks on transactions, we offer a combination of discounts & success fees. If you are comfortable with the traditional billable hour, we offer that too, at rates that are substantially less than comparable big firm rates.

  • Get in touch

    Chatillon Weiss PLLC

    420 West 14th Street, Suite 5SE

    New York, NY 10014

     

    646.277.4420 (o)

    646.762.9862 (f)

     

    Contact Dev directly: dev@chatillonlaw.com | 646.277.4429

    Contact Lisa directly: lisa@chatillonlaw.com | 646.277.4431

    Contact Ross directly: ross@chatillonlaw.com | 646.779.9752

     

     

     

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