McCue, Sussmane, Zapfel, Cohen & Youbi, P.C.

Entertainment & Media

McCue, Sussmane, & Zapfel, P.C. has established its entertainment law practice to encompass representation of clients in the motion picture, television, stage, publishing and music industries.  Our lawyers have comprehensive industry experience involving both the law and the business of entertainment.  Our services span the full range of the industry's creative, production and operating concerns.
 We apply our knowledge of estate, gift and income taxation and our attention to client needs and sensitivities to family circumstances and needs to assist clients in preserving their finances and to assure a smooth transfer of wealth. Our involvement extends to all phases of personal planning, from the drafting of pre-marital agreements through post-mortem tax planning and includes the probate and administration of estates and trusts matters.

 
 We also advise clients with philanthropic intentions on how to best achieve their goals in light of highly technical income, estate and gift tax provisions.  Additionally, our lawyers are becoming increasingly involving in creating trusts which are intended to preserve assets for retirement, maximize the applicability of public funding for health care and provide for the economic well-being of future generations. The use of trusts, partnerships and other entities as tax minimizing vehicles can be invaluable as can an understanding of the law governing the acquisition and disposition of property.  

 We apply our knowledge of estate, gift and income taxation and our attention to client needs and sensitivities to family circumstances and needs to assist clients in preserving their finances and to assure a smooth transfer of wealth. Our involvement extends to all phases of personal planning, from the drafting of pre-marital agreements through post-mortem tax planning and includes the probate and administration of estates and trusts matters.

 
 We also advise clients with philanthropic intentions on how to best achieve their goals in light of highly technical income, estate and gift tax provisions.  Additionally, our lawyers are becoming increasingly involving in creating trusts which are intended to preserve assets for retirement, maximize the applicability of public funding for health care and provide for the economic well-being of future generations. The use of trusts, partnerships and other entities as tax minimizing vehicles can be invaluable as can an understanding of the law governing the acquisition and disposition of property.  
We are well versed in transactional matters including negotiating and documenting all types of agreements including talent and executive employment agreements, rights acquisitions and sales, as well as finance and distribution agreements.
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 We also advise clients with philanthropic intentions on how to best achieve their goals in light of highly technical income, estate and gift tax provisions.  Additionally, our lawyers are becoming increasingly involving in creating trusts which are intended to preserve assets for retirement, maximize the applicability of public funding for health care and provide for the economic well-being of future generations. The use of trusts, partnerships and other entities as tax minimizing vehicles can be invaluable as can an understanding of the law governing the acquisition and disposition of property. dfdffd

 We apply our knowledge of estate, gift and income taxation and our attention to client needs and sensitivities to family circumstances and needs to assist clients in preserving their finances and to assure a smooth transfer of wealth. Our involvement extends to all phases of personal planning, from the drafting of pre-marital agreements through post-mortem tax planning and includes the probate and administration of estates and trusts matters.

 
 We also advise clients with philanthropic intentions on how to best achieve their goals in light of highly technical income, estate and gift tax provisions.  Additionally, our lawyers are becoming increasingly involving in creating trusts which are intended to preserve assets for retirement, maximize the applicability of public funding for health care and provide for the economic well-being of future generations. The use of trusts, partnerships and other entities as tax minimizing vehicles can be invaluable as can an understanding of the law governing the acquisition and disposition of property.  
We represent producers, actors, directors, writers and casting directors working in film, television, and stage.  Our attorneys additionally advise "crossover" talent and companies simultaneously operating in both the film/TV and stage or music fields.

We advise motion picture and television writers, directors, and producers and executive producers, as well as studios and independent production companies on the development and production of films, television series and programs.  Our counsel covers everything from First Amendment issues, to financing and syndication, to international production and distribution agreements.
 We apply our knowledge of estate, gift and income taxation and our attention to client needs and sensitivities to family circumstances and needs to assist clients in preserving their finances and to assure a smooth transfer of wealth. Our involvement extends to all phases of personal planning, from the drafting of pre-marital agreements through post-mortem tax planning and includes the probate and administration of estates and trusts matters.

 
 We also advise clients with philanthropic intentions on how to best achieve their goals in light of highly technical income, estate and gift tax provisions.  Additionally, our lawyers are becoming increasingly involving in creating trusts which are intended to preserve assets for retirement, maximize the applicability of public funding for health care and provide for the economic well-being of future generations. The use of trusts, partnerships and other entities as tax minimizing vehicles can be invaluable as can an understanding of the law governing the acquisition and disposition of property.  
 We apply our knowledge of estate, gift and income taxation and our attention to client needs and sensitivities to family circumstances and needs to assist clients in preserving their finances and to assure a smooth transfer of wealth. Our involvement extends to all phases of personal planning, from the drafting of pre-marital agreements through post-mortem tax planning and includes the probate and administration of estates and trusts matters.

 
 We also advise clients with philanthropic intentions on how to best achieve their goals in light of highly technical income, estate and gift tax provisions.  Additionally, our lawyers are becoming increasingly involving in creating trusts which are intended to preserve assets for retirement, maximize the applicability of public funding for health care and provide for the economic well-being of future generations. The use of trusts, partnerships and other entities as tax minimizing vehicles can be invaluable as can an understanding of the law governing the acquisition and disposition of property.  
 We apply our knowledge of estate, gift and income taxation and our attention to client needs and sensitivities to family circumstances and needs to assist clients in preserving their finances and to assure a smooth transfer of wealth. Our involvement extends to all phases of personal planning, from the drafting of pre-marital agreements through post-mortem tax planning and includes the probate and administration of estates and trusts matters.

 
 We also advise clients with philanthropic intentions on how to best achieve their goals in light of highly technical income, estate and gift tax provisions.  Additionally, our lawyers are becoming increasingly involving in creating trusts which are intended to preserve assets for retirement, maximize the applicability of public funding for health care and provide for the economic well-being of future generations. The use of trusts, partnerships and other entities as tax minimizing vehicles can be invaluable as can an understanding of the law governing the acquisition and disposition of property.  
 We apply our knowledge of estate, gift and income taxation and our attention to client needs and sensitivities to family circumstances and needs to assist clients in preserving their finances and to assure a smooth transfer of wealth. Our involvement extends to all phases of personal planning, from the drafting of pre-marital agreements through post-mortem tax planning and includes the probate and administration of estates and trusts matters.

 
 We also advise clients with philanthropic intentions on how to best achieve their goals in light of highly technical income, estate and gift tax provisions.  Additionally, our lawyers are becoming increasingly involving in creating trusts which are intended to preserve assets for retirement, maximize the applicability of public funding for health care and provide for the economic well-being of future generations. The use of trusts, partnerships and other entities as tax minimizing vehicles can be invaluable as can an understanding of the law governing the acquisition and disposition of property.  
 We apply our knowledge of estate, gift and income taxation and our attention to client needs and sensitivities to family circumstances and needs to assist clients in preserving their finances and to assure a smooth transfer of wealth. Our involvement extends to all phases of personal planning, from the drafting of pre-marital agreements through post-mortem tax planning and includes the probate and administration of estates and trusts matters.

 
 We also advise clients with philanthropic intentions on how to best achieve their goals in light of highly technical income, estate and gift tax provisions.  Additionally, our lawyers are becoming increasingly involving in creating trusts which are intended to preserve assets for retirement, maximize the applicability of public funding for health care and provide for the economic well-being of future generations. The use of trusts, partnerships and other entities as tax minimizing vehicles can be invaluable as can an understanding of the law governing the acquisition and disposition of property.  
 We apply our knowledge of estate, gift and income taxation and our attention to client needs and sensitivities to family circumstances and needs to assist clients in preserving their finances and to assure a smooth transfer of wealth. Our involvement extends to all phases of personal planning, from the drafting of pre-marital agreements through post-mortem tax planning and includes the probate and administration of estates and trusts matters.

 
 We also advise clients with philanthropic intentions on how to best achieve their goals in light of highly technical income, estate and gift tax provisions.  Additionally, our lawyers are becoming increasingly involving in creating trusts which are intended to preserve assets for retirement, maximize the applicability of public funding for health care and provide for the economic well-being of future generations. The use of trusts, partnerships and other entities as tax minimizing vehicles can be invaluable as can an understanding of the law governing the acquisition and disposition of property.  
 We apply our knowledge of estate, gift and income taxation and our attention to client needs and sensitivities to family circumstances and needs to assist clients in preserving their finances and to assure a smooth transfer of wealth. Our involvement extends to all phases of personal planning, from the drafting of pre-marital agreements through post-mortem tax planning and includes the probate and administration of estates and trusts matters.

 
 We also advise clients with philanthropic intentions on how to best achieve their goals in light of highly technical income, estate and gift tax provisions.  Additionally, our lawyers are becoming increasingly involving in creating trusts which are intended to preserve assets for retirement, maximize the applicability of public funding for health care and provide for the economic well-being of future generations. The use of trusts, partnerships and other entities as tax minimizing vehicles can be invaluable as can an understanding of the law governing the acquisition and disposition of property.  

McCue, Sussmane, & Zapfel, P.C. has established its entertainment law practice to encompass representation of clients in the motion picture, television, stage, publishing and music industries.  Our lawyers have comprehensive industry experience involving both the law and the business of entertainment.  Our services span the full range of the industry’s creative, production and operating concerns. 

      We are well versed in transactional matters including negotiating and documenting all types of agreements including talent and executive employment agreements, rights acquisitions and sales, as well as finance and distribution agreements. 

      Film, Television and Stage.. We represent producers, actors, directors, writers and casting directors working in film, television, and stage.  Our attorneys additionally advise “crossover” talent and companies simultaneously operating in both the film/TV and stage or music fields. 

      We advise motion picture and television writers, directors, and producers and executive producers, as well as studios and independent production companies on the development and production of films, television series and programs. Our counsel covers everything from First Amendment issues, to financing and syndication, to international production and distribution agreements.