Zamani Thomas P.A. is a boutique Entertainment, Sports and Media Law Practice dealing with intellectual property; contract negotiations, development and advisement; and immigration issues since 2004.
We also handle various clients in terms of business development and consultation regarding the music and entertainment industry in Canada, the Caribbean along with The United States.
The firm’s list of clients include influential musicians, actors and athletes as well as individuals at the beginning of their entertainment careers. The size of the firm allows Zamani Thomas P.A. to have a close relationship with all clients to meet their needs.
Entertainment & Media Law
Artists and entertainment professionals are frequently exposed to legal issues such as copyrights, publishing, royalty negotiations an contract negotiations of various types. Zamani Thomas P.A., is committed to protecting and enhancing our client’s creative opportunities and business interests. Our clients will be able to focus on their work, while we deal with any and all legal issues that may arise.
With respect to the music industry, we assist our clients with the following legal issues as they arise:
- Contract and negotiation of all forms of music/entertainment contracts.
- Any and all copyright or trademark issues related to the production and creation of the work.
- All music/song publishing issues that may arise.
- Consultation for all business related aspects of the music industry, included but not limited to structuring of record labels or publishing houses.
Intellectual Property Law
Intellectual property law deals with the rules for securing and enforcing legal rights to inventions, designs, and artistic works. The purpose of these laws is to give an incentive for people to develop creative works that benefit society, by ensuring they can profit from their works without fear of misappropriation by others.
At Zamani Thomas P.A. we handle trademark and copyright legal issues for our clients in a multitude of ways. Entertainers, musicians, actors and other industry professionals are always encouraged to protect their creative works from being infringed upon. Intellectual property rights may sometimes be hidden to clients and as such, we protect you proactively so the work product will be foremost on your mind.
Businesses have one of four structures: sole proprietorship, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies (LLC). These entities have different strengths and weaknesses depending on the situation in which they are used. It is important to have an understanding of these different structures to determine which legal entity would best suit your business’ needs.
At Zamani Thomas P.A. we counsel our clients on their best business formation structure, then walk you through the entire process from registering the company with the state, filing for a tax ID number (EIN) to opening a bank account.
Zamani Thomas Consulting
Zamani Thomas Consulting advises entertainment professionals in Toronto ON, in a number of areas including but not limited to; grant writing, marketing analysis, brand development and other general consultation duties.