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Entertainment, Media & Business attorney focused on the business,
intellectual property, copyright, trademark and other needs of filmmakers,
screenwriters, novelists, game developers, creative professionals and
associated businesses.

• Negotiation/drafting of all types of production contracts for film, TV
& the creative arts

• LLC/partnership formation & prospectus/investment documents

• Script option/purchase agreements

• Life story / novel adaptation counseling, negotiation & agreements

• Above & Below the line contracts of all types

• Copyright clearance re: scripts, film and visual media

• Your Production Counsel on call

• Your Business Affairs department


Counsel, G2G Enterprises, Inc. - MMOG Video Game: Analysis, negotiation and
drafting of investment documents, work-for-hire agreements, NDAs, all necessary
development contracts for this multi-media online video game; analysis of
business, copyright and trademark issues involving multi-media game content,
story, narrative, & gameplay; content writer/developer of character, story
& gameplay.


Background in TV Journalism, film & television production, still photography and screenwriting.



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Practice areas


  1. Entertainment: 60%
    11 years
  2. Business: 40%
    23 years



Hourly ($375-575/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

1875 Century Park East, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA, 90067-2508


MSAdministrative-Not authorized to practice199301/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLemoine Law Firm2009 - Present
General Counsel & Co-FounderG2G Enterprises, Inc. - Online Video Games2004 - Present
OwnerLaw Office of Gano D. Lemoine III, LLC2005 - 2007
OwnerLemoine Real Estate1995 - 2010
LitigatorMurray Law Firm1995 - 2005
LitigatorAdams & Reese1992 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Entertainment Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Film IndependentN/A2010 - Present
Northwest Screen Writers' GuildBoard of Directors2009 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney2009 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationAttorney2009 - Present
Mississippi State BarAttorney1993 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationAttorney1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re: Shell Norco Refinery ExplosionClass Action Settlement
Laiche v. Koch Nitrogen CompanyClass Action Settlement
Clement v. Occidental Chemical Corp.Class Action Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Logline: The Screenwriters MagazineWhat is the “Public Domain” and how do I get there?2011
Great American Pitchfest NewsletterLife Rights, Privacy Rights and the Right of Publicity, Great Am2011
Logline: The Screenwriters MagazineHold Harmless Agreements and Anti-Theft Strategies2011
Great American Pitchfest NewsletterThe Amazon Studios Development Agreement2010
Media & Entertainment Law BlogWriting Partners – a/k/a YOUR Business Partnership2009
Media & Entertainment Law BlogCopyrights and Trademarks and Patents! Oh My!2009
Media & Entertainment Law BlogWGA versus U.S. Copyright Office Registration2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1992
Louisiana State UniversityTelevision JournalismBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Great American PitchFestHow Not to Get Screwed in Hollywood: Law & Business Essentials for Writers2010
Pacific Northwest Writers ConferenceBreaking into Screenwriting: Things to Do, Things to Don't2010
On The Page PodcastBusiness and Legal Do’s and Don’ts for Screenwriters2010
Northwest Screenwriters GuildWGA versus U.S. Copyright Registration2010
Welding Rod Class Action Update - Status & CaselawWelding Rod Products Liability Class Action / MDL Litigation2004
Multi District LitigationMulti District Litigation - Recent Developments2004
Loyola University School of Law, Annual Maritime SeminarLoyola University School of Law, Annual Maritime Seminar2004
Louisiana Trial Lawyer’s Association, Mass Torts and Class Action SeminarLouisiana Trial Lawyer’s Association, Mass Torts and Class Action Seminar2004
Welding Rod Litigation Conference, Mealey’s Conferences GroupWelding Rod Litigation Conference, Mealey’s Conferences Group2003
U.S. Court System & Mass Tort LitigationU.S. Class Action, Complex & Multi District Litigation2003
Baycol Drug Litigation - Trial Preparation & Case Settlement UpdateBaycol Drug Litigation - Trial Preparation & Case Settlement Update2002
Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act - Developments in Jurisdiction & Notable CasesLHWCA Jurisdiction & Notable Cases1993