Brenda Chavez is an attorney with sixteen years of experience representing clients on a broad range of matters, including the acquisition and licensing of intellectual property. Her areas of specialty include:
Ms. Chavez drafts and negotiates entertainment agreements such as option, life rights, shopping, distribution, location, artist and writer collaboration, production, talent management, work for hire, band agreements, music licenses, composer agreements, image, art and materials releases; drafts opinion letters for Errors & Omissions insurance, rights clearances, SAG-AFTRA and WGAW compliance and Fair Use letters. Her clients include filmmakers, producers, writers, directors, editors and musicians.
Trademarks and Copyrights
Ms. Chavez develops and manages domestic and international portfolios; conducts trademark availability searches; drafts and negotiates license, assignment, acquisition and co-existence agreements. She provides copyright, trademark and service mark services for clients in the film, music, electronic, social networking, furniture, clothing, restaurant, employment, real estate, education and food industries.
Ms. Chavez drafts and negotiates purchase, transfer, content development, blog services and joint venture agreements; drafts terms and conditions and privacy policies.
Business and Corporate
Ms. Chavez drafts and negotiates joint venture agreements, corporate governance documents, operating, shareholder, redemption and stock purchase agreements; incorporates and dissolves entities.
Ms. Chavez drafts and negotiates employment, independent consultant, work for hire, confidentiality, termination, separation and settlement agreements; drafts employee handbooks.
Ms. Chavez represents start-ups and offers general counsel services, including business planning, formation and structuring counsel. She also assists with branding needs.
Ms. Chavez drafts and negotiates commercial and residential lease and purchase agreements.
Ms. Chavez represents companies and start-ups in the cannabis industry.