As Michigan prepares to take a leading role in the film industry, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has expanded its Entertainment Industry Group and appointed a new chair.
Cameron S. DeLong, a partner who concentrates his practice in business, tax and entertainment law, will chair the newly expanded group, which is one of the largest entertainment law practices in the state. Warner Norcross offers a comprehensive range of legal services, including copyright, contracts, licensing, distribution and financing, to film and video production companies, music publishers and producers, singers and artists creating content.
"With the recent passage of tax breaks and incentives for filmmakers, Michigan has demonstrated its commitment to becoming a true destination for the film industry," said Douglas E. Wagner, managing partner of Warner Norcross. "The national response to these incentives, which are among the most attractive in the country, has been immediate – and we expect that more will follow.
"We are very pleased that Cam DeLong will lead our efforts in the entertainment arena. Not only did Warner Norcross lobby on behalf of this important legislation, we have already begun working with companies that plan to take advantage of these new incentives. With six offices across the state, our firm is uniquely positioned to assist film projects throughout the state."
Additional attorneys active in the Entertainment Industry Group include:
R. Scott Keller, a partner who focuses his practice on intellectual property and Internet law
Jeffrey A. Ott, a partner who has experience raising capital for ventures and financing transactions using both debt and equity securities
James L. Scott, a partner who focuses his practice on intellectual property and cyberlaw
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Mark Wassink, a partner who focuses his practice on corporate law, including contracts and loan transactions
About Warner Norcross & Judd
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP is one of the leading law firms in Michigan. With more than 200 attorneys in Grand Rapids, Southfield, Sterling Heights, Lansing, Holland and Muskegon, Warner Norcross is a full-service provider of legal services. Nearly half of our partners are listed in the 2007 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Warner Norcross was also named the best corporate law firm in West Michigan by Corporate Board Member magazine for the third year in a row. Warner Norcross has been recognized as a national leader in client service among law firms by BTI Consulting, as one of the nation's leading employment law firms by Workforce Management, as one of the 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in both West Michigan and Metro Detroit and as one of the Best Michigan Businesses by Corp! Magazine. The Firm represents local, statewide, regional, national and international clients in all areas of business and civil law.