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Kenneth M. Marks is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin LLP with a practice that focuses on transactional entertainment and corporate law matters. Mr. Marks' practice includes: the review, negotiation and drafting of agreements for television programs, producers, directors, writers and actors. Mr. Marks also handles corporate matters, including drafting operating agreements and amendments and the formation and structuring of corporate entities.

During law school, Mr. Marks assisted in the representation of independent filmmakers and documentary creators at a boutique entertainment firm and also interned at Sony Pictures Entertainment, where he reviewed and drafted licensing agreements for Sony’s global distribution of television programming. Additionally, Mr. Marks served as the president of the Jewish Law Students Association at UCLA School of Law.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Entertainment

  • Financing, production, and distribution agreements for live and animated productions, both dramatic and reality based
  • Actor, writer, director, and producer agreements
  • Book publishing agreements
  • Influencer/celebrity endorsement agreements
  • Copyright protection and registration
  • Music recording, publishing, production, and distribution agreements

Corporate

  • Formation and dissolution of partnerships, corporations, LLCs, and LLPs
  • Operating agreements, amendments and resolutions
  • Assignments of membership/shareholder interests
  • Property transfers to and from corporate entities

EDUCATION

  • Juris Doctor (2017), UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, CA
  • Bachelor of Arts in History (2014), summa cum laude, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

 ADMISSIONS

  • Member of the State Bar of California
  • California State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California