Brian Schall

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Brian Schall has been an entertainment industry lawyer for the past 23 years. During his time as an entertainment lawyer Mr. Schall has advised and guided the careers of various multi-platinum musicians, songwriters, DJs and record producers. Additionally, Mr. Schall’s clients include major executives at both record and publishing companies as well as artist management companies, entertainment entrepreneurs, mobile application developers, chefs, social influencers, fashion designers, nightlife venues and music publishing companies.

Areas of Practice
Music & Television Industry

  • Representation of songwriters, record producers, reality stars, reality producers, DJs, production companies, record companies, recording artists and full-service entertainment businesses in connection with publishing agreements, recording agreements, producer agreements, touring agreements, residency agreements, personal appearance agreements and distribution agreements in the music, reality television, publishing, new media, sports and radio industries

Licensing & Merchandising

  • Representation of intellectual property owners, mobile application developers, fashion designers, licensing agencies and licensees in the negotiation and enforcement of various merchandising agreements

Intellectual Property and Brand Protection

  • Counseling companies regarding due diligence, registration, exploitation and protection of trademarks, service marks, patents, rights of publicity and other similar assets

Employment/Executive Compensation

  • Negotiation of employment and severance agreements on behalf of high ranking music industry executives

General Business & Corporate

  • General corporate, legal, and business affairs
Education
  • Juris Doctor (1991), Southwestern University, Los Angeles, California
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics (1987), University of California, Santa Barbara, California
Memberships
  • Member of the State Bar of California
Honors & Outside Activities
  • 2nd Degree Black Belt & Certified Instructor in Tang Soo Do