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How To Pick The Right Lawyer in the Entertainment Business

Getting to the top of the entertainment industry is an uphill climb for everyone. The competition is fierce, and there are only a handful of spots that you can occupy when you get there. If you are looking to make it in the entertainment industry, then you are going to need a lawyer who knows the business inside and out.

Why? Because there are a lot of legal hurdles that you will have to overcome in order to make it—and even once you've already made it. That said, there are still some things you should consider when picking any lawyer to work with. Here are three:

Knowledge of the law: Even if your lawyer is friendly and easygoing, they need to know the ins and outs of relevant laws, especially any laws related to contracts or intellectual property. Asking questions about a lawyer's experience is a good way to gauge their knowledge.

Management style: You need an attorney who will give you advice based on what's best for your career. A good attorney will leave their client worry-free by providing the best legal advice and representation so you can focus on your career.

Industry connections: Ideally, you should find an attorney who has connections with other entertainment lawyers, agents, managers, producers, and so on. Chances are if they have the right connections for you, they also have a good reputation to help you advance in your career.

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