The McCathern Media and Entertainment practice is led by attorney Adam R. Mehr, a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office and a veteran of the industry. Adam is joined by Associate Attorney Brandon N. Paine, who also has extensive experience in many facets of the industry.

McCathern represents clients ranging from individual artists and media creators to independent production companies and major motion picture studios on all transactional matters related to the financing, development, production, acquisition, licensing, distribution and other uses of creative content. These include more established mediums such as film, television, music, location-based attractions, video games, online, and publishing as well as new media platforms such as experiential content, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and immersive media.

Additionally, the firm lends its vast experience to matters of celebrity branding, intellectual property, talent representation, media business planning, labor and employment, and corporate guidance in the entertainment industry.

Understanding Artists

Adam and the Media and Entertainment practice at McCathern understand the unique challenges faced by clients as they create media, form partnerships, further careers, and build businesses. Adam’s track record includes 17 years working with Gold Circle Films on the financing, production, and distribution of over 30 films and years spent at the New Line and Warner Bros. studios working on dozens of successful projects.

McCathern’s Entertainment & Media attorneys are also bolstered by the broad range of legal experience at the firm, and can assist their clients with many legal matters that can pertain to careers and businesses in the industry. From effectively handling family law and estate planning needs to representing clients in personal injury and litigation matters, we are prepared to do whatever it takes to improve their lives.