Roger Goff

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Roger Goff is a legal counselor, business advisor and dealmaker for privately held entertainment companies. Much of Roger’s practice is in the film industry where he regularly represents both producers and financiers in a variety of film finance transactions. He is consistently involved in the development and production of dozens of feature films, negotiating deals with representatives for writers, actors and directors, in addition to arranging financing and distribution. He even serves as a music supervisor on occasion, combining his background in music with his expertise in music and film law.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Roger worked in radio and television broadcasting, commercial production, advertising and as a studio musician. He holds an FCC license as a broadcast engineer and graduated from the studio guitarists program at Musicians Institute. He began his legal career as a corporate attorney handling mergers and acquisitions and private securities transactions. He quickly transitioned to the music industry and spent many years representing independent record labels. Combined with his technical background, this experience gave him particular expertise in the developing areas of digital media and entertainment technology.

Roger is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Film and Television at Loyola Marymount University, where he teaches Business and Legal Affairs and The Business of The Business (team-taught with producer, Paula Wagner). He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and regularly comments on legal and business issues surrounding film, music and digital media.

 

Areas of Practice

Entertainment Business

  • Purchase and sale of privately held entertainment companies
  • New entertainment ventures
  • License or transfer of entertainment assets

Film Industry

  • Film finance
  • Film production
  • Film distribution

Music Industry

  • Recording agreements
  • Music licensing and distribution
  • Publishing

Entertainment Technology & Digital Media

  • Technology licensing agreements
  • Digitial content production
  • Digital distribution

General Business & Corporate

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Finance, including private placements and major loan transactions
  • Manufacturing and distribution agreements
  • Strategic planning

Education

  • Juris Doctor (1987), cum laude, Loyola Law School of Los Angeles
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles

Memberships

  • Member of the State Bar of California

Honors & Outside Activities

  • American Jurisprudence award for outstanding achievements in Contract Law, Mediation and Mental Disability Law
  • Executive Editor of the Loyola International Law Journal
  • Member of the Order of the Coif
  • Member of the St. Thomas More Law Honor Society
  • Member of Loyola Marymount University School of Film & Television Arts Council
  • Associate Member of National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
  • Frequent lecturer for CEB, Lorman and other MCLE providers on Mergers & Acquisitions, LLC’s and other topics relating to corporate and entertainment law