Firm Profile

STEPHEN M. CARLISLE P.L. is a full service entertainment law firm located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Given the highest rating possible (AV) by attorney rating service Martindale-Hubbell, he has extensive experience in all aspects of national and international entertainment enterprises, including:

  • COPYRIGHTS
  • TRADEMARKS
  • MUSIC
  • RADIO
  • MOTION PICTURES
  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION
  • ARTIST CONTRACTS WITH MANAGERS AND AGENTS
  • CONCERTS AND VENUES
  • TELEVISION
  • MUSIC PUBLISHING & LICENSING
  • MERCHANDISING
  • RIGHTS OF PUBLICITY AND PRIVACY
  • EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE
  • ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS VENTURES

STEPHEN M. CARLISLE. is an accomplished musician and has gained the unique insight that comes from the experience of working within the entertainment industry both as artist and advocate. He has represented numerous clients active in the entertainment industry, including multi-platinum recording artists, television, radio and motion picture personalities, motion picture companies, record labels and music publishing companies. He represents his clients with a clear focus on attaining and maintaining the business goals of the client.

INSIGHTFUL COUNSELING

Solid advice, both practical and creative, along with the skills to implement it are the most important benefits that he provides to his clients. The entertainment business is unique and complex, with risks and rewards being in equal magnitude. Effective knowledge of the business comes through experience and STEPHEN M. CARLISLE has practiced entertainment law for nearly 20 years. STEPHEN M. CARLISLE advises clients on a wide range of issues involving the management and development of their careers and intellectual property assets. STEPHEN M. CARLISLE has a passion for the arts and the experience gained from playing an active role in the creation and protection of artistic works.

COPYRIGHTS

STEPHEN M. CARLISLE is experienced in all facets of protecting artistic and creative works and assisting clients in protection of these works along with the development of business opportunities that utilize these works. STEPHEN M. CARLISLE works and advises clients in the full range of traditional copyrights, including music, literary works and artistic works and such new works as computer programs and web sites, STEPHEN M. CARLISLE assists creative artists with a full range of services including copyright application and prosecution, contracts, licensing, work for hire agreements, non-disclosure agreements and publishing.

TRADEMARKS

STEPHEN M.CARLISLE advises and assists clients on the selection of trademarks, trademark searches, trademark applications, licensing, Internet domain disputes, the creation of brand names, rights in musical group names and other entertainment businesses, celebrity rights in names and their right of publicity.

CONTRACTS AND LICENSING

The United States produces the most widely used and profitable intellectual property in the world. The most profitable export of the United States is copyrights. STEPHEN M. CARLISLE has experience drafting contracts and licenses for uses in motion pictures, television, concerts, music publishing, products and merchandising, both at the National and International level.

OTHER PRACTICE AREAS

In addition to the practice of entertainment law, STEPHEN M. CARLISLE has experience and a continuing practice in the areas of wills, trusts, probate, civil litigation including appeals, corporations and business entities and residential real estate.