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Keith E. Cooper

Keith E. Cooper

Practice areas:

Entertainment, Business, Corporate & Incorporation, Trademark Application

About Me

Keith E. Cooper is an experienced business and entertainment attorney offering a full range of services at affordable rates to small businesses, production companies and independent filmmakers. Services include preparing and negotiating contracts; forming business entities; incorporation services; guiding clients through the financing process; business planning; and registering trademarks and copyrights.  Mr. Cooper has provided legal advice to more than 50 motion picture productions.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Cooper was a producer in his own right.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Entertainment: 70%
    17 years
  2. Business: 15%
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 10%
    17 years
  4. Trademark Application: 5%
    17 years



Hourly ($200-300/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Stephen Harry Kim

    I've known Keith Cooper since we attended law school together. He has always been one of the best and the brightest, but what sets him apart is his thorough understanding of all the intricate details involved in production and his forthright nature. You'll almost never be subjected to unwelcome surprises with Keith as your counsel. I highly recommend him.


    Stephen Kim Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

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    I endorse this lawyer's work.


    Azuka Amucha Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

8721 Santa Monica Blvd, #706
Los Angeles, CA, 90069-4507



DCInactive 200705/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top client satisfactionKECooper.com2011
Rave client reviewsProduction Counsel2011
Rave ReviewsCekent Concepts, Inc. "What Every Filmmaker Needs to Know" website2010
High Client Satisfaction ReviewsProductionCounsel.com2007
Numerous Positive RecommendationsLinkedIn2006
Certificate in Advanced Mediation TrainingLos Angeles County Bar Assn Dispute Resolution Services2003
Certificate in Basic Mediation TrainingLos Angeles County Bar Assn Dispute Resolution Services2002
First Prize Nathan Burkan Award in Copyright LawAmerican Society of Composers Authors & Publishers1997

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Production AttorneyMark Burnett Productions2008 - 2008
OwnerLaw Office of Keith E. Cooper, Esq.2000 - Present
General CounselNu Image Inc.1999 - 1999
Extern to Judge William J. ReaU.S. District Court, Central District of California1997 - 1997
AttorneyBarab, Kline, & Coate LLP1997 - 2000
Intellectual Property Legal Intern20th Century-Fox Film Corporation1997 - 1997


Association NamePosition NameDuration
District of Columbia BarMember2007 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Assn, Dispute Resolution ServicesBoard of Directors2003 - 2004
LACBA, Los Angeles Lawyer MagazineEditorial Board2002 - 2004
Los Angeles County Superior Court ADRMediator2002 - 2004
California Lawyers for the ArtsPanel Attorney and Mediator2002 - 2003
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1998 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1998 - 2004
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationAttorney Fee Arbitrator1998 - 1999
Phi Alpha Delta law fraternityMember1996 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Represented Plaintiff in Trademark Infringement SuitSubstantial settlement for my client after preliminary hearings.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Production Counsel BlawgUsing Snippets of Music in Your Film2010
Production Counsel BlawgAttachments to Screenplays2010
Production Counsel BlawgWhy Does a Filmmaker Need a Lawyer?2010
Production Counsel BlawgSubmitting Material to Film And Television Companies2010
Production Counsel BlawgRaising Money For Your Movie from Investors2010
Production Counsel BlawgOptions in the Motion Picture and Television Industries2010
Production Counsel Blawg5 Myths About Copyright2010
Production Counsel BlawgDepicting Real Persons in Screenplays2010
Production Counsel BlawgUnderstanding Entertainment Contracts: Deliverables2010
Production Counsel BlawgEmployees, Independent Contractors, and Interns2010
Cekent Concepts, Inc.What Every Filmmaker Needs to Know About the Law2009
Cekent Concepts, Inc.The Serious Entreprenuer’s Guide To Achieving Amazing Success2008
Los Angeles LawyerBy the Book: Copyright & Clearance2004
ASCAP, Nathan Burkan Award CompetitionCopyrighting Buildings: The Architectural Copyright Act of 19901997


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJuris Doctor1998
Adelphi UniversityTheater ArtsMA - MastersN/A
University of Missouri, ColumbiaJournalismBachelor of JournalismN/A
University of Missouri, ColumbiaSpeech and Dramatic ArtsBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
New York UniversityFilmmakingCertificate in FilmmakingN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Women in Film Master ClassWhat Every Screenwriter Needs to Know About Rights2010
Showbiz Store and Cafe SeminarWhat Does That Mean? Understanding Writer's Contracts2009
Screenwriting ExpoWhat Every Filmmaker Needs to Know About the Law exhibit2009
Cal National Century City business seminarStart Your Company Right2008