Copyright and Trademark 

  • Protecting your ideas and brand through  copyright and trademark is a vital and important step for both artists and businesses. Counsel and assistance available.

Photographers

  • Photographer-Gallery Contract
  • Photographer-Agency Agreement
  • Work-for-Hire Agreement
  • Property Release
  • Model Release
  • Collaboration Agreements

Writers

Advice and Counsel on:

  • Privacy Rights
  • Defamation
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Copyright Protection
  • Fair Use

Independent Music Business:

  • Business Formation:  One of the most important steps when beginning is to make sure to form a legal entity. Devon Landis Law will counsel and assist in the setting up and filing of necessary documents.
  • Artist Agreement: Whether you are the music producer, or the artist, a legal agreement is necessary to protect both parties interests and allow each to focus on their real tasks at hand.  If an agreement is already present or about to be presented a review of all terms and clauses is available as well as drafting of a new original contract.

Internet Based Businesses

  • Business Formation: counseling on choice of legal entity

  • Drafting website policies such as

    • Terms of Use
    • Legal Disclaimer
    • Privacy Policy
  • DMCA: Digital Millenium Copyright Act requires notice be given to those  who are believed to have infringed on copyrighted material. Devon Landis Law can assist in the proper language and notice, as well as, DMCA take down notice to infringers

Artists:

  • Copyright Counseling
  • Sale of Fine Art Contract
  • Artist- Gallery Agreement
  • Contract to Commission Artwork
  • Model Release
  • Review of any contracts presented to you can be reviewed with a side-by-side clause explanation explaining the meaning and any potential risks or benefits




Legal Services and Practice Areas 

Includes, but is not limited to the following practice areas and services.  Devon Landis Law knows that each business is unique and aims to craft agreements and provide legal services with that in mind:

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Devon Landis Law, providing legal services to individuals, and businesses.

Based in Rhode Island and also barred in Massachusetts 

Contact Information: 

Email: devonlandis.esq@gmail.com

Phone: 401-396-9089


Business Advice and Contracts:

  • Start-Up Companies and Existing Companies:
  •  ​Devon Landis Law can help provide contract and advisory services for every step and stage of your business
    • Advice and guidance on which business structure best suits the needs of the business and forming the company according to the law 
      • Corporation
        Limited Liability Company
        Partnerships 
    • Drafting of governing business legal documents
    • ​Entering into and drafting documents that reflect the business needs
    • Drafting
      • Employment Contracts
      • Independent Contractor 
    • Identify any legal issues or risks that the business may pose and resolutions to those risks
    • Identify, address and advise on other business activity related to the business​

​Film, TV, and Webisodes:

Pre-development:

  • Business Formation Counseling 
  • Pre-screen and vet scripts, films, documentaries for any and all risks and liabilities


Negotiate and Drafting of Contracts:

  •  Talent/Appearance Releases
  • Audition Releases
  • Location Releases
  • Work-for-Hire Agreements
  • Music Licensing Assistance
  • Review of any and all contracts presented to film company with clause by clause written explanation
  • Crew Agreements
  • Production Agreements 
  • Certificate of Authorship