Areas of Practice

Brenda Chavez is an attorney with over fifteen years of experience representing clients on a broad range of matters, including the acquisition and licensing of intellectual property.  Her areas of specialty include:

Entertainment: She drafts and negotiates entertainment agreements such as option, life rights, location, artist and writer collaboration, production, talent management, work for hire, 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 and musicians.

Trademarks and Copyrights: She develops and manages domestic and international portfolios; conducts trademark availability searches; drafts and negotiates license, assignment, acquisition and co-existence agreements.  She has represented clients in electronic, social networking, furniture, clothing, restaurant, employment, real estate, education and music industries.

Websites: She drafts and negotiates purchase, transfer, content development, blog services and joint ventures; drafts terms and conditions and privacy policies.

Business and Corporate: She drafts and negotiates joint venture agreements, corporate governance documents, operating, shareholder, redemption and stock purchase agreements; incorporates and dissolves entities, including the new socially responsible entity, Benefit Corporation.

Employment: She drafts and negotiates employment, independent consultant, work for hire, confidentiality, termination, separation and settlement agreements; drafts employee handbooks.

General Counsel: She represents start-ups and offers general counsel services, including business planning, formation and structuring counsel.  She also assists with branding needs.

Real Estate: She drafts and negotiates commercial and residential lease and purchase agreements.