Our Practice

Practicing Music, Entertainment & Media Law

Mr. Acker currently practices law assisting entertainment clients in all aspects of the industry including artists, producers, writers, independent labels and publishing companies.


The entertainment industry, like most of America, has experienced a fundamental paradigm shift as the emergence of new media and digital content meets the proliferation of distribution platforms. While vertical integration of studios, broadcast and cable networks, music labels, new media and social networks still dominate market share, savvy artists who understand how to utilize new technology and social networking tools are developing new ways to turn direct access to fans into multiple revenue opportunities. Our attorneys serve as their guide every step of the way.


We know that our clients are about much more than their last professional achievement. With the ebb and flow of business and success can come many life changes — both planned and unplanned.

When the lights go down, we guide clients as they confront life’s many challenges, whether purchasing a home, setting up an estate plan or a family will, analyzing a private business opportunity or handling delicate family law matters. We provide competent advice to ensure that our clients’ interests are well-served and privacy is adequately protected.


We work with clients on a personal level and are intentional about fully understanding and anticipating their needs and desires. We build our relationships on loyalty, trust and respect, and we are fully committed to helping our clients in both their personal and professional lives. We know first-hand that one cannot exist successfully or happily without the other.

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Services Available

Services Available

Services Available

  • Artist management agreements
  • Advice for minors and their parents 
  • Business representation
  • Co-production, development and distribution agreements
  • Contract negotiations
  • General and entertainment litigation
  • Handling endorsement opportunities
  • Incorporations and partnership agreements

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Services Available

Services Available

  • Licensing, confidentiality and other business agreements
  • Merchandising Deals
  • Motion picture, television and music development, production financing
  • Film, television and music distribution agreements
  • Protecting the right of publicity
  • Television agreements
  • Trademark and copyright protection
  • Video production and broadcast agreements