Aloha to all who reads this. I contacted Lisa via Avvo to help me with getting a TV placement with my new song I had written and performed on a Food Network show called Junk Food Flip. When the producers sent me the materials release form to sign, I was absolutely clueless and knew I would be making a huge mistake without counsel. Lisa to the rescue! She asked me what I wanted, provided excellent guidance, dealt with the network on my behalf, and reworded the release and got me more than I expected with full approval from the network in no time! Thank you Lisa...I have officially made you my lawyer for all the trouble I'm about to get into! Mahalo Nui Loa!
I spoke with Lisa during a free consultation and she was courteous, generous and clear. She quickly framed the issues for me using two case studies and advised me on the most economical ways to proceed with or without her assistance. Thanks Lisa!
I was in a difficult contract negotiation with a company that was trying to take advantage. Friends and family advised me to let it go and chalk it up to experience. I had spent two years and all my resources completing the project so I was pretty wiped out financially. I was up against a goliath. This being my first legal matter, I really needed someone with extensive experience in intellectual property and entertainment law. After an exhaustive search, I found Lisa. She is brilliant, well organized, and straight forward, which is exactly what I needed. I couldn't have done it without her. She really made the best out of the convoluted situation. I would not like to be on the receiving end of her fury. I will definitely reach out to her again. Thank you so much Lisa!
In preparing to license a product, I contacted Lisa for a consultation. She listened avidly to my questions and offered me a wealth of extremely helpful and constructive advice even though it was only a free consultation. Her consultation alone would have been worth paying for! She clarified my next steps immensely. Lisa is clearly a very friendly, honest, and knowledgable person. I will certainly be retaining her services once the deal reaches the contract negotiation stage.
I don't know what I would do without Lisa! She was a beacon of light in the very complex world of entertainment law. I reached out to her because I had a contractual hiccup with a production company. I contacted her late on a Friday afternoon. She promptly responded, asked for documentation regarding my situation and told me she would get back to me the following day, which happened to be a Saturday. I thought she would take the weekend to look over my case and call me back on Monday, but she didn't! She called back on a Saturday, was extremely thorough with her questions, and very patient with me in answering all of mine. I felt like I was her most important client! What I liked most about Lisa is that she is visionary and strategic and looks at the big picture. Many times I became reactionary to the responses we were getting back from the production companies legal team and Lisa had the wherewithal to keep me focused on our primary objectives. She helped me navigate through social media, copyright and trademark applications, and is very well versed in IP and entertainment law. I appreciated her professionalism and her advise to keep things amicable between both parties, but more importantly, that when the opposing legal counsel became difficult and belligerent, Lisa swiftly put them on their heels. Needless to say, there have been no other issues with said production company. I used Lisa another time for direction and advice with another legal contract. Again, she was quick to reply and efficient in getting things in order. Lisa is a definitely an asset to any team and I highly recommend her. You will not be disappointed!
I reached out to Lisa and she got back to me immediately. I explained my legal needs and got very clear answers. I hired her to help on a contract negotiation and she was thorough and offered invaluable counsel. I will continue to work with her on all contracts and legal needs for my business as she is professional, knowledgeable and also very personable.
Lisa was very helpful in providing guidance on music rights/licenses in the new media space. I found her advice to be clear, concise, and from a legal perspective, helpful to me in making business decisions. She has extensive knowledge, having worked with many clients in the space over several years, and can provide specific guidance based on her experience. As this is a new space that is ever-evolving, Lisa stays apprised of new developments and is constantly researching to provide the best advice for her clients. I found her to be very knowledgeable, clear, and straightforward in her counsel.
Posted by Caren
Lisa, was extremely helpful in helping us with our Music Contract. She understood our concerns, addressed them with precision and was available to answer our questions clearly. We look forward to continuing to work with Lisa and would highly recommend Lisa!
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I'm a new filmmaker and came to Lisa with a distribution Contract and a lot of questions. She answered every one of my questions immediately and succinctly and did not waste either of our time. Beyond legal terms she inquired about my personal relationship with the company in question and coached me on how to approach them while still saving the relationship. Basically giving practical real world advice understanding where both sides are coming from in addition to explaining the legal framework. For me this is invaluable, it showed she cared about what happened to me as a filmmaker moving forward, aside from the contract itself. She kindly worked within my budget and when we finished before the hour was up she offered to reserve the remaining 20 minutes in the future if I have more questions. I don't know any other lawyers that would offer that! I feel a lot safer moving forward and would definitely recommend working with Lisa.
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We were greatly impressed by Lisa's insightful strategy, her meticulously written analysis of our contract with a major N.Y. publisher, her clear interpretation of the situation, and her highly effective telephone follow-up calls to them, which quickly resulted in their modifying their position. Lisa is a sharp, no-nonsense, powerful communicator with a special ability to unravel and clarify even the most complicated situations. We not only enthusiastically recommend her, but plan to have her handle our copyright and other matters. In fact we have already engaged her to negotiate a distribution agreement for us.