Why Do Influencers Need Their Own Lawyer?
Agencies, managers, and lawyers have different roles for influencers. The agency books their gigs. A manager guides their career.
Why not just use their lawyers? Because the agency lawyer works for the agency. The manager’s lawyer works for the manager.
Influencers need their own experienced lawyer to only work for them. I work with an influencer’s agency/manager to protect the influencer. I also make sure the deal that’s made is the deal on the page, and that my influencers understand how their deals work, so they don’t make mistakes, get paid, don’t alienate the brand, or otherwise hurt their career.
It's free of charge the first time I meet with an influencer, and am happy to answer questions or concerns they have about what they’re doing.
Why Should Paul Be Your Lawyer?
Because I’ve been representing influencers for over six years, ranging from micros to prominent macros. I'm also an entertainment lawyers for over 25 years, including handling a ton of branding deals, as well as trademarks and copyrights for clients. This means I have the perfect skill set and experience to properly and fully represent influencers.
Influencer Legal Basics
Just because you find something online, doesn’t mean you can use it.
Why you shouldn’t use fake followers.
Why you shouldn’t negotiate them yourself, and need your own lawyer (not just your agent’s or manager’s) to help.
Your Intellectual Property
Protect it or lose it.
Know when and how to disclose.
“Just Sayin ...” Blog
I find most blogs and newsletters lawyers write aren’t practical. They tend to be dry, boring, self-congratulatory, and usually deleted without reading. So, I’m introducing a different kind of blog, called "Just Sayin . . .”
It’s aim is to go straight to your bottom line—strategically, financially, and professionally. Just Sayin' will point out current issues and situations I think you need to be aware of, and provide in plain English simple, practical advice and solutions to deal with those issues and situations.
It’s goal is to help you stay out of trouble so you can continue to grow your business and prosper. It’s far less expensive to prevent a problem than to deal with it after occurs (which often involves a very expensive lawsuit).
While my blog will be regular, it won't be on some artificial schedule. I’ll write it when I think there's something you need to know that can affect you and your business. Hope you find it useful. Thanks!