One of the Desert's Most Acclaimed Attorneys and the Right Choice for your Entertainment Matters, Big Rig Truck Accidents, Business, and International Law. Visit www.SebastianGibsonLaw.com . Named a 2019 Top Lawyer for the 9th year in a row by Palm Springs Life Magazine, Sebastian Gibson handles Personal Injury, Wrongful Deaths, Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Cycling Accidents, Scooter Accidents, Robotaxi Accidents, Self-Driving Car and Self-Driving Truck Accidents, Robotruck Accidents Aviation Accidents, Insurance, and Dog Bites and starting in the 2020s decade we expect to begin handling flying car accidents. We also handle business contracts, aerospace, aviation and space law, international matters and represent entertainment and modeling clients from around the world in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indio, Newport Beach, Malibu, all of Orange County, Los Angeles and throughout California with over 40 years of combined experience in California and London. Offices in Palm Desert and Orange County. Learn more at www.SebastianGibsonLaw.com.
Focusing on truck accidents, Sebastian Gibson represents victims who have been seriously injured and families who have lost a loved one when their vehicle has been involved in a big rig truck accident, tractor-trailer truck accident, semi-trailer truck accident, 18 wheeler truck accident, commercial truck accident, delivery truck accident, moving truck accident, landscaping truck accident, garbage disposal truck accident, dump truck accident, cement mixer accident, flatbed truck accident, refrigerated truck accident, tank truck accident, heavy hauler accident, mobile crane accident, military truck accident, box truck accident, construction truck accident, car transport truck trailer accident, fire truck accident, heavy duty truck accident, or a full-size truck accident.
Another area of focus is entertainment law in which Sebastian Gibson utilizes his experience in entertainment to assist other artists in the entertainment industry with their creative endeavors in motion pictures, independent films, television, music, publishing, modeling, model management, talent agencies, video on demand movie projects, copyrights, trademarks, entertainment events, music and film festivals, live performances, concerts, world tours, comedy festivals, fashion events, athletic events, sponsor parties, sponsorship agreements, endorsement agreements, licensing, merchandise agreements, performing artist contracts, charity events, book options for films and television, stage productions, art, fashion, modeling, publicity and privacy rights, misuse of images, athletic and sporting events, athlete and celebrity representation and international entertainment matters.
Looking to the future, the Law Offices of Sebastian Gibson is focused on new technology including aerospace, aviation and new technology in transportation. He is fast becoming a leading voice with respect to the development of space resources on asteroids, the moon, mars and other planets as well as in space and in developing other new technologies on earth.
In the fast developing area of new modes of transportation, Sebastian Gibson has written extensively on self-driving cars, robotaxis, self-driving trucks, robotrucks and flying cars which are all currently being tested and in some cases already being utilized in limited areas and which are expected to be widely available in the 2020s decade. In the 2020s, you can expect Sebastian Gibson to be a leader in the representation of victims of self-driving car accidents, robotaxi accidents, self-driving truck accidents, robotruck accidents and flying car accidents when these new technologies are a major component of our transportation network.
With over 40 years of experience both in London and in California as an entertainment attorney, California entertainment lawyer Sebastian Gibson is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to British Film and TV producers and how streaming services and platforms are affecting the UK film and industry and has written on this subject. There is currently nowhere that the changes brought about by streaming is having a bigger effect on a country’s film industry than Britain and the UK’s talent and producers, known for their excellence, have never been in more demand.
We can protect your film and television concepts and submissions with copyright and trademark protection, registrations with the Writers Guild of America and the Motion Picture Association of America, with contracts and agreements, and with submissions by an experienced California entertainment attorney. Importantly, we also know what to look for in analyzing submission releases so a producer or writer does not waive important rights.
In the creative stage of development, we can draft collaboration agreements, work for hire agreements, copyright assignments and other contractual agreements to ensure that a producer is the sole owner of all the underlying rights to their project and to ensure that when an E&O insurance legal opinion is requested by an insurer, they will be able to confirm the proper legal contracts have been signed with every participant in the creation and development of the project.
California entertainment attorney Sebastian Gibson can assist a film or television producer to obtain development money and to structure a development money deal, film investments and we can review and negotiate a producer’s pre-sales and negative pick-up domestic and foreign distribution agreements.
We’ve reviewed and negotiated book and script options, life story agreements, shopping agreements and with our expertise in copyrights, trademarks and licensing, we can assist a producer in securing the rights to any of the underlying rights to their project.
With securing investor money so crucial to a producer, we can advise producers when it’s necessary to have an experienced securities lawyer prepare a private placement memorandum known as an offering to passive investors, the requirements for qualifying for an exemption from registration, and when an offering is not required when obtaining investments from accredited investors. We’re also familiar with California securities laws, venture capital investment and debt financing,
With decades of experience in corporate law and formations, we’ll explain the advantages and disadvantages of sole proprietorships, C and S corporations, limited and general partnerships and LLCs. We can also handcraft an LLC operating agreement to fit the structure and plans of a producer’s team for their umbrella LLC and create individual LLCs for each project which becomes ready for development.
We’ll help a producer develop a plan for submitting their film to the right film festivals for the producer’s film and for being prepared with an experienced festival team including sales agents, a website for the film, a Facebook page, trailers, a movie poster, and other materials in order to hit the ground running with a cohesive advertising and publicity campaign formulated in advance.
California entertainment lawyer Sebastian Gibson can also assist a producer to develop the most appropriate marketing plan for distribution for all of the various platforms and markets and advise them when it’s best to fragment distribution and retain certain areas of distribution for themselves. If a negative pick-up, pre-sales deal or minimum guarantee is not available or in a producer’s interest, we’ll advise a producer accordingly.
Having written on the changes streaming is having in the entertainment industry and changing strategies by streaming platforms, California entertainment attorney is particularly knowledgeable in the area of streaming VOD platforms and services, and we can advise a producer the best way to approach streaming services if a producer is interested in marketing a project to them. We’ll also advise a producer on the advantages and disadvantages of retaining an aggregator.
We can draft all of a producer’s production contracts and we are extremely knowledgeable in drafting, negotiating and reviewing actor contracts, and how to structure profit participation contracts to protect an actor’s back end points.
When you need a California entertainment attorney for any stage of a film or television project production, for any corporate matters or pre-production, production and post-production agreements, the right choice is California Entertainment Lawyer Sebastian Gibson.
The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
128 Willow Lake Dr.
Palm Desert, CA, 92260
The Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson
41-750 Rancho Las Palmas Dr., Suite K3
Rancho Mirage, CA, 92270
Law Offices of Sebastian Gibson
3541 Lilac Ave.
Corona del Mar, CA, 92625
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2019 Top Lawyers||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2019|
|2018 Top Lawyers||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2018|
|2017 Top Lawyers||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2017|
|2016 Top Lawyers (Best and Brightest Legal Minds in the Valley)||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2016|
|2015 Top Lawyers||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2015|
|2014 Top Lawyers||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2014|
|2013 Top Lawyers||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2013|
|2012 Top Lawyers||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2012|
|2011 Top Lawyers||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2011|
|Magna cum laude||University College Cardiff||1975|
|Law Review||University of San Diego School of Law||1975|
|Moot Court Professional Achievement||University of San Diego School of Law||1972|
|Senior Partner||Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson||1984 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Nevada State Bar||Member||1996 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1977 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1997 - 1998|
|Desert Bar Association||Member||1991 - 1992|
|California Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1987 - 1988|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Entertainment Law: Choosing The Right Type of Entity for Film and TV Projects||2019|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Entertainment Law: Film and TV Production Agreements||2019|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Entertainment Law: Securities Law and Film Financing||2019|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Entertainment Law: How Film Producers Obtain Development Funding and Investments||2019|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||How Entertainment Lawyers Protect Film and Television Submissions||2019|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Entertainment Streaming Platforms Are Affecting the UK Film Industry||2019|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Entertainment Legal Issues Which Can Arise in the Development of a Film or TV Project||2019|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Entertainment Issues Which Can Affect Whether a Film Producer Obtains Distribution||2019|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Entertainment Law: Talent Agency Packaging Fees and the Writers Guild Lawsuit||2019|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Literary Agency and Publishing Contracts: What Attorneys and Writers Need to Know||2016|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Landscaping Truck Accidents in California - Causes and Complexities||2016|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Storage, Bailment, Warehouse Lien Foreclosure and Logistics Issues Under the UCC||2016|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||California Rental Car Accident Insurance Primer for Lawyers and Victims||2016|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||California Talent Agency and Artist Management Contracts - What You Need To Know||2016|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||What Attorneys Need to Know To Draft Third Party Logistics (TPL) Contracts||2016|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||California’s 2017 Cell Phone Law Affect on Car Accident Liability||2016|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||California Commercial Delivery Truck Accidents - The Need for Speed||2016|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Safety Techniques To Prevent Motorcycle Injuries and Deaths in California||2016|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||U.S. Service Member Motorcycle and Car Accident Fatalities - A National Tragedy||2016|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Choosing the Right Motorcycle To Prevent Common Motorcycle Injuries||2016|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Band Agreements, Band Entities, Band Trademarks and Copyrights||2016|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||California General and Limited Partnerships and LLCs - What’s Best for Your Business||2016|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||California Commercial Delivery Truck Accidents - The Need for Speed||2016|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||California Car Sharing and Ride Sharing Accidents: The Future of Personal Injury||2016|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||California Waste, Trash and Garbage Truck Accidents - The Danger Is Real||2016|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||California Self-Driving Car Accident Robotics Lawyers||2016|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Why Victims Need California Uber Car Accident Lawyers for Ride Sharing Personal Injury Claims||2016|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Guide to Doing Business in California and Protecting a Business Owner||2016|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||How to Fight a California HOA (Homeowner Association) Architectural Committee and Win||2016|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Finding The Best California Personal Injury Lawyer For You in Palm Springs or Orange County||2015|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||California Wrongful Death Law||2015|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Personal Injury Attorneys In California Need To Be On The Lookout For Legionnaires’ Disease||2015|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Uninhabitable Conditions in California - The Right of a Tenant To Move Out And Break Their Lease||2015|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||How An Experienced Lawyer Can Protect A Comic Book Creator And Writer in California||2015|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Publicity Rights and The Right of Privacy, California Entertainment Law||2015|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Satire and Parody Protection by Lawyers in California and Great Britain||2015|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||California Indoor Air Quality and Sick Building Syndrome Litigation Attorneys||2015|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||California Craft Distillery Law and the Craft Distiller’s Act of 2015||2015|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||When to Retain an Attorney for a Missing Child in California and for What Purposes||2015|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||CA New Bike Law Not Yet Preventing Coachella Valley Bicycle Accidents and Injuries||2015|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||How California Lawyers Will Assess Autonomous Self-Driving Vehicle Accident Liability||2015|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||The Most Dangerous California Highways in Orange County for Personal Injury Car Accidents||2015|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Cottage Food Operations under the California Homemade Food Act||2015|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||California Lawyers Weigh Lawsuits for Spread of the Measles Virus, Negligent Endangerment||2015|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Events, Nightlife, Attractions and Hospitality Law, Palm Springs Style||2015|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||How California Attorneys Obtain Large Dog Bite Injury Amounts in Settlement||2015|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Trademark Law and Copyright Law - Their Use by Celebrities||2015|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||New Laws to Help Sexual Abuse Victims and Their Lawyers in California||2015|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Pedestrian Fatalities and Injuries in the Coachella Valley Cause Concern||2015|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Finding the Best California Business Lawyer For You in Palm Springs or Orange County||2015|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Doing Business in Cuba After Obama Restores Relations And Lifts Restrictions||2014|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Twentynine Palms Marine Accidents and Fatalities on CA Hwy 62, The Killer Highway - A Personal Injury Tragedy||2014|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||The Christmas Tort, For Christmas Dishes You’ve Had to Eat and Lies You Were Told||2014|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Distracted Holiday Shoppers Causing Car Accidents and Pedestrian Injuries||2014|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||Cathedral City CA Hit and Run Accidents and Fatalities, a Coachella Valley Tragedy||2014|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||CA Hwy 74 Motorcycle Injures, Fatalities and Vehicles Going Over the Side||2014|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||A History of Bus Crashes with Ties to Palm Springs and Palm Desert||2014|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||I-10 Big Rig Crashes and Tractor-Trailer Rollovers in the Coachella Valley||2014|
|HG.org Global Legal Resources||CA Hwy 86 Injuries and Fatalities, Once Again a Killer Highway||2014|
|Political Humor Novel||Nitt Witt Hill||2012|
|Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals||Somebody Pass The Tums and Antidepressants||2010|
|Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals||The End of Civilization As We Know It||2010|
|Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals||Those Incredible Rotten Eggs||2010|
|Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals||Shh! The Bed Bugs Are Listening||2010|
|San Diego Law Review||An Illusion of Camelot, the Validity of a Claim and the Consequences of the Negotiations||1976|
|Anglo-American Law Review||Products Liability in the United States and England: The Difference and Why||1974|
|University San Diego||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|Cardiff University Law School||LL.B - Bachelor of Laws||1975|
|UCLA||BS - Bachelor of Science||1972|
|Tune In with T. Mill||Politics, Law, and my book, Nitt Witt Hill||2012|
|The Tim Miller Show||Politics, Comedy, Law and Nitt Witt Hill||2012|
|The Judge Neil Show||Law, Politics and my book, Nitt Witt Hill||2012|
|The Dereck and Kay Show||Law, Politics, Music, Books||2012|
|The Dan O'Brien Show||Law, Politics and Books||2012|
|That's What He Said||Politics, Comedy, Law and my book, Nitt Witt Hill||2012|
|Rewiring Your Brain||Politics, Law, and my book, Nitt Witt Hill||2012|
|Nitt Witt Hill Politics, Political Humor and Comedy Festival||Entertainment and Publishing||2012|
|KMIR 6 (NBC) TV Interview||Law, Politics and my book, Nitt Witt Hill||2012|
|A Cup of Coffee and A Good Book||Politics, Law, and my book, Nitt Witt Hill||2012|
|Talk Radio||Personal Injury||1998|
|Rotary Club of London||American Law||1982|
|Dog Bite Victim||Settlement for $255,000|
|Car Accident Victim||$915,000|
|Pedestrian Victim||Over $1,000,000|
|Copyright and Trademark Infringement Victim||Over $1,000,000|
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