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Edwin F. McPherson

Edwin F. McPherson

also known as Edwin F. McPherson, Ed McPherson

Practice areas:

Entertainment, Copyright Infringement, Insurance, Libel & Slander, Trademark Infringement

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Entertainment: 40%
    33 years
  2. Copyright Infringement: 35%
    33 years
  3. Libel & Slander: 10%
    33 years
  4. Insurance: 10%
    33 years
  5. Trademark Infringement: 5%
    33 years

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Contact Info

McPherson Rane LLP

1801 Century Park E Fl 24
Los Angeles, CA, 90067-2302

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 201403/13/2015
MAActive200504/17/2015
HIActive198306/04/2015
CAActive198205/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
50 Attorneys of Note in the Music BizBillboard Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerMcPherson Rane LLP2006 - Present
Managing PartnerMcPherson & Kalmansohn, LLP1996 - 2006
PrincipalMcPherson & Associates1991 - 1992
AttorneyLavely & Singer, PC1988 - 1991
AssociateCooper, Epstein & Hurewitz1985 - 1988
AssociateBooth, Mitchel, Strange & Smith1982 - 1985

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
National Academy of Recording Arts & SciencesMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Forum on Entertainment and SportsMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Century City Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Southern California Business Litigation Inn of CourtMemberN/A
Los Angeles Copyright SocietyMemberN/A
Hawaii State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Sports Lawyers AssociationFormer MemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, Volume 24, No. 2“Pick Me! Pick Me! — The New Copyright Lottery”2006
John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law"Gonna Wash That Right Of Publicity Right Out of My Hair -- Life After Toney v. L'Oreal"2005
University of Miami Business Law ReviewVoice Misappropriation in California -- Bette Midler, Tom Waits, and Grandma Burger2003
Southwestern Law Review"STYNE v. STEVENS: California Supreme Court Has The Final (But Not The First) Word On The Talent Agencies Act"2002
Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal"THE TALENT AGENCIES ACT -- Does One Year Really Mean One Year?"2000
Texas Review of Ent. & Sports Law"TRUTH IN ADVERTISING -- A Look At One Right Of Publicity Case Gone Terribly Wrong,"2000
The Entertainment and Sports Lawyer"WHAT'S IN A NAME? The Use, Misuse, and Trademark Protection of Band Names,"2000
Ohio State Bar Association"CONFLICTS IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. . . NOT"1997
UCLA Entertainment Law ReviewCausation: The Forgotten Element of Conflict Malpractice1995
Colorado State Bar"CONFLICTS IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. . . NOT"1994
The Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, Vol. 10, No. 4"CONFLICTS IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. . . NOT1993
Unknown"ALL RIGHTS RESERVED* A Practical Guide to Music Copyright Law"1982
Unknown"THE ANN-MARGRET CASE--'Magic', and Media Transmogrification"1981
Los Angeles Lawyer"OFFENSIVE INTERFERENCE -- Recent Developments In Tortious Interference Law,"N/A
Los Angeles Lawyer"The Talent Agencies Act Is Alive, But Is It Well?,"N/A
Entertainment Law & Finance, Vol. XV, No.3"Manager Violates Talent Agencies Act Despite Absence of Fees,"N/A
Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal"THE TALENT AGENCIES ACT -- Time For A Change"N/A
Annual Entertainment Law Issue - MCLE Article"IN THE LINE OF FIRE"N/A
Entertainment Law & Finance, Vol. XI, No. 4"How Talent Representatives Can Fight Client Flight"N/A
Annual Entertainment Law Issue"THE TALENT AGENCIES ACT -- A Personal Manager's Nightmare"N/A
Unknown"CONFLICTS IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. . . NOT"N/A
Unknown"CONFLICTS IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. . . NOT"N/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of Southern CaliforniaMusicBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
University of Southern CaliforniaPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1978