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Concerts, Live Events and Theater Leading Role

Barnes & Thornburg's entertainment attorneys have deep experience representing clients involved in the production of a variety of diverse special and live events, including philanthropic, sports, live theater, conventions, expositions and awards events.

Our attorneys represent some of the world's largest producers, promoters, event marketing companies, event sponsors, service providers, race tracks, sporting venues, individuals, sports professionals, artists and professional teams and leagues in virtually all matters related to their live events, including the NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show, the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games, the Pan American and European Games, Clinton Global Initiative, and large-scale music festivals, expos and conventions.

Our services include:

  • Production agreements concerning all facets of producing a live event 
  • Merchandising, touring and appearance agreements 
  • Endorsements, sponsorships, advertising, promotions and brand agreements 
  • Production, management and agency representation agreements 
  • Tour agreements and joint ventures 
  • Acquisition and sale of live events 
  • Venue agreements 
  • Municipal regulatory issues 
  • Service provider contracts
  • Union and employment issues in connection with events and touring
  • Insurance and risk management issues 
  • Complex projects involving the clearance of multiparty rights in connection with the use of intellectual property

Practice Leaders

Jason Karlov

Jason M. Karlov

Entertainment, Media and Sports Practice Group Chair

Los Angeles

P 310-284-3838

F 310-284-3894




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