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Howard Hertz

Practice areas:

Entertainment, Copyright Infringement, Intellectual Property

About Me

 I am an entertainment lawyer with substantial experience for over 35 years in representing recording artists, filmmakers, songwriters, screenwriters, record labels, publishers, artist managers, producers, authors including representation in the film, television, radio and literary industries. Among others, my most well-known clients have included George Clinton, Sippie Wallace, The Romantics, The Bass Brothers, Eminem, Marilyn Manson, Pantera, Marcus Belgrave, The GO, Mike Posner, Rodriguez, Elmore Leonard, Westbound Records, Warner Tamerlane and Atlantic Records. I draft and negotiate contracts, protect clients' intellectual property, mediate and litigate entertainment related disputes and network on behalf of my clients. I serve as an expert witness in music litigation and I am involved in many entertainment organizations (e.g. MusiCares and Detroit Music Awards). I also act as an artist manager in the music industry. Finally, I am an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan Law School teaching entertainment law.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Entertainment: 80%
    38 years
  2. Intellectual Property: 10%
    25 years
  3. Copyright Infringement: 10%
    25 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($360-400/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Joseph A. Lavigne

    Howard is quite simply the best in his field. He is an outstanding lawyer who is bright, honest, well prepared and respected. I have had the pleasure to work on a case representing a client in common and have seen first hand the sage advice he gives, the calm he can bring to a chaotic situation, the guidance he offers through difficult times, and that he does everything he can for his clients and produces exceptional results.

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.

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    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact Info

Hertz Schram PC

1760 S Telegraph
Suite 300
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48302-0183

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing197609/01/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Best Lawyer: Entertainment Law- MusicBest Lawyers in America2015
Best Lawyer: Entertainment Law- Motion Pictures and TelevisionBest Lawyers in America2015
Best Attorneys in MichiganBest Lawyers2014
Top LawyersDBusiness Magazine2014
50 Attorneys of Note in the Music BizSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martdindale-Hubbell2014
Best Lawyer, Entertainment LawBest Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyer, Entertainment LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2012
Best Lawyer, Entertainment LawBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyer, Entertainment LawBest Lawyers in America2011
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2011
Best lawyer, Entertainment LawBest Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2009
Best Lawyer, Entertainment LawBest Lawyers in America2009
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2007
Best Lawyer, Entertainment LawBest Lawyers in America2007
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2006
John Hensel AwardArts Entertainment Communication and Sports Section of Michigan State Bar2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Entertainment LawyerHertz Schram PC1979 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
MusiCaresProgram and Services Committee2012 - Present
Sphinx OrganizationVice Chair2011 - 2012
Sphinx OrganizationBoard of Directors2009 - Present
Michigan Film Advisory CommissionCommissioner2006 - 2008
National Academy of Recording Arts and Science (Grammy Awards) Chicago ChapterFormer Governor2004 - 2012
Detroit Music Awards FoundationPresident1998 - Present
International Association of Entertainment LawyersMember1997 - Present

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Wayne State UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1972

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
SXSWMusic Litigation2014
Yellow Phone Music ConferenceIntellectual Property Protection2013
ICLEMovie Making in Michigan: A Lawyers Guide2010
ICLEHot Topics in Entertainment Law2009
ICLERepresenting the Celebrity2008