Jon L. Duman
prepares contracts for all areas of entertainment, media and the arts,
including agreements relating to financing, production, distribution,
and licensing for the recording, television, film, video, theatrical,
and technology industries. Jon Duman's personable, yet persistent
demeanor, combined with his familiarity with the leading companies and
current trends in today's media and entertainment markets, enables him
to consistently negotiate favorable deals for his clients. Mr.
contract expertise also extends to more standard business matters,
those relating to real property acquisition & ownership, secured
leasing, business dissolution & divestiture, partnerships/joint
and most other commercial transactions.
specializes in providing
and representation for all aspects of the music business. Having
negotiated over the past decade with the most prominent record labels,
distributors, music publishers and media companies in the United
Europe, and Japan, Jon Duman's expertise encompasses the entire
of music business transactions, including recording & distribution
contracts, tours & live performances, marketing & promotion,
management agreements and production deals. Mr. Duman also has
experience handling music publishing matters, including those
to song rights administration, mechanical and master use licensing,
& co-writer agreements, synchronization deals, and foreign
legal services relating to the development, protection and exploitation
of intellectual property rights, including copyrights, trademarks &
service marks, trade secrets, patents and rights of publicity.
over a decade of media and entertainment business experience, Jon
background is particularly suited to assisting artists and
in nearly every type of artistic and entertainment-related endeavor, in
matters relating to their creative properties.
the development and protection of proprietary rights in their creative
works, including registration and protective systems & strategies.
Jon Duman also represents clients in trademark, service-mark and
matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the
emphasizes the contractual
exploitation of intellectual property rights in all forms of media, including licensing and
of creative properties embodied in musical compositions, sound
live performances, film, video, television, books, art, toys &
internet content, software programs and databases. Mr. Duman's services
in this regard also include negotiation and preparation of work for
agreements, clearances, merchandising deals, and publishing contracts,
both foreign and domestic.
and companies concerning a wide range of standard business matters,
as those pertaining to asset acquisition & divestiture, secured
sales of businesses, franchise and distribution agreements, and real
ownership (including sales, foreclosures, co-owner rights, mechanics
leasing, zoning, and owner liability). Mr. Duman's general business
also emphasizes his familiarity with personal service contracts and
property development & protection.
his business clients (including those within the entertainment/media
regarding business entity formation (including corporations, limited
companies, and limited partnerships.), mergers, buy-outs &
partnerships & joint ventures, and dissolutions. Mr. Duman
counsels businesses on such operational matters as statutory/regulatory
compliance, employment practices, and various liability issues.
represents clients in
with a variety of business-related disputes, including those pertaining
to breach of contract, copyright & trademark infringement, unfair
injunctions & restraining orders, trade secret & trade dress
defamation, and contractual interference. In addition to
and state court civil proceedings, Mr. Duman represents clients at
administrative and governmental hearings, and in connection with
arbitrations and private trials. As a trained mediator and arbitrator,
Jon L, Duman is also available to assist parties in amicably resolving
their business disputes, and is particularly experienced in structuring
settlements for arts, entertainment and media-related conflicts.