Neal Tabachnick

Neal is an entertainment attorney, representing creative talent, production and distribution interests in production, distribution, and licensing agreements in all facets of entertainment and digital media.








Areas of Practice

Film, Television, and Direct to Video

  • Financing, production, and distribution agreements for live and animated productions, both dramatic and reality based

  • Actor, writer, director, and producer agreements

  • Chain of title and rights clearance issues

  • Library acquisitions

  • Claims settlement and negotiation

  • Management and agency issues and resolutions


  • Recording, publishing, financing, production, and distribution agreements

  • Talent, songwriter and producer agreements

  • Management issues and resolutions

New Media

  • Internet, wireless, and mobile programming and distribution agreements

  • All forms of new media exploitation

  • Representation of online service providers

Licensing and Merchandising

  • Branding

  • Planning

  • Celebrity endorsement agreements

Intellectual Property

  • Copyright and trademark protection and registrations

  • Counseling and strategic planning


  • Juris Doctor (1983), Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (1977), Antioch College, Los Angeles, California


  • Member of the State Bar of California


  • Member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Section

  • Member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, Entertainment Law Division

Honors & Outside Activities

  • Contributor, Entertainment Law Reporter

  • Co-Editor in Chief, Loyola Entertainment Law Journal

  • Baritone saxophone and percussion musician

  • Writing