One of the most accomplished, recognized and respected practitioners in the field of entertainment law, Stanton “Larry” Stein, Esq. has over forty years of experience as a litigator. He has now agreed to add mediator to his law practice. As a founder of both a boutique litigation firm and a mid-size general practice firm, Mr. Stein’s management and personal skills raised both firms to national prominence. His ability to understand and appreciate both sides of the legal issue, as well as his demeanor, allowed him to successfully resolve the vast majority of the cases in which he was involved as a litigator.
Throughout his distinguished career, Mr. Stein has handled some of the industry’s most prominent and influential cases. His groundbreaking work in vertical integration has redefined the face of contract negotiation among networks, their affiliated production companies, and talent. He has also handled many high-profile cases involving licensing fees, revenue streams, profit participation, copyright infringement in reality television, defamation, rights of privacy, and rights of publicity.
Mr. Stein’s breadth of experience extends to industries as varied as film and television, reality television, the recording industry, and new media. He has worked with actors, writers, directors, producers, musicians, high-net-worth individuals, entertainment guilds, talent agencies, personal and business management companies, independent production companies, and interactive gaming companies.
As a testament to his success, Mr. Stein has consistently been recognized by leading legal, business, and entertainment industry publications and organizations as a top lawyer in the field of entertainment law.
Mr. Stein is a Lecturer in Law at USC Gould School of Law and has taught the entertainment law class for the past twelve years. He has also taught the entertainment law class at Stanford Law School.