“We don’t need a lawyer for this, do we?”

The world of publishing can be exciting and lucrative, but often comes with risks.

Unintended inferences can lead to defamation action. Imprudent use of source material can lead to claims for invasion of privacy or breach of copyright. Unfamiliarity with legal processes can leave one in contempt of court.

Peter McKnight and Ali Romanos have advised and represented authors, publishing houses and film-production companies to navigate all the pitfalls in the publishing world. With their litigation experience, they promptly identify problem areas and provide constructive solutions.

These services are tailored to meet most clients’ needs and budgets, whether drafting simple disclaimers, helping to negotiate publishing deals, providing full legal opinions, advising on Errors & Omissions clearance procedures, or otherwise sharing industry knowledge.

An instructing solicitor is not always required, but can be arranged.

Fees are agreed in advance, normally on a fixed-price basis.