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Howard Hertz

Entertainment Attorney at Bloomfield Hills, MI

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1976
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Howard

Learn Howard’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Entertainment
    80%
    Entertainment lawyer with substantial experience over 30 years in representing recording artists, songwriters, record labels, publishers, artist managers, producers, as well as representation in the film, television, radio and literary industries. I draft and negotiate contracts, litigate disputes and network on behalf of my clients. I am also involved in many entertainment organizations and am also an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan Law School teaching entertainment law.

    47 years

  2. Copyright infringement
    10%

    34 years

  3. Intellectual property
    10%

    34 years

 I am an entertainment lawyer with substantial experience for over 40 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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Location

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

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Posted by Jason | November 9, 2014
Howard Hertz helped us grow when we needed it
Our project is event management. Prior to 2006 we had no experience in the public and media space. Howard was able to guide and mature our organization from vision to execution on a detailed scale. Without his advice and perspective we could never have managed our growth in the time frame we had. One of the best calls we made and will always reflect back on.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 360-500 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Entertainment Lawyer
  • Hertz Schram PC
  • 1979 - Present

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Wayne State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Associations

  • National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammy Awards)
  • Advocacy Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Sphinx Organization
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • Detroit Music Awards Foundation
  • President
  • 1998 - Present
  • International Association of Entertainment Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • MusiCares
  • Program and Services Committee
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Sphinx Organization
  • Vice Chair
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Michigan Film Advisory Commission
  • Commissioner
  • 2006 - 2008
  • National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammy Awards) Chicago Chapter
  • Former Governor
  • 2004 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer
  • DBusiness Magazine
  • 2016
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Law Bulletin Publishing Company
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer: Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer: Entertainment Law - Music
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer: Entertainment Law- Music
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer: Entertainment Law- Motion Pictures and Television
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer
  • DBusiness Magazine
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer, Entertainment Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Attorneys in Michigan
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • DBusiness Magazine
  • 2014
  • 50 Attorneys of Note in the Music Biz
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martdindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer, Entertainment Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer, Entertainment Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer, Entertainment Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Best lawyer, Entertainment Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyer, Entertainment Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyer, Entertainment Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • John Hensel Award
  • Arts Entertainment Communication and Sports Section of Michigan State Bar
  • 2004
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Publications

  • Laches (OCBA)
  • Record Contract Negotiations
  • 1994

Speaking Engagements

  • Launch Music Conference
  • Protecting What's Yours
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

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Entertainment Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Unknown Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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