ENTERTAINMENT, EVENT, & FESTIVAL INDUSTRY
From promoters to ownership, we are well attuned to client expectations and the unique demands of running a business in the entertainment industry.
The Duggan Bertsch Approach
While our Entertainment Practice is comprehensive in expertise, our focus is on serving the needs of business owners in the entertainment industry. From promoters to ownership, we are well attuned to client expectations and the unique demands of running a business in the entertainment industry.
Our experienced entertainment, event, and festival team offers counsel and representation in the following areas:
Contract Negotiation, Drafting, and Review
Insurance Coverage and Analysis
Strategic Vision for Product and Event Development
Claims Management and Processing
Litigation and Litigation Management
Licensing and Intellectual Property
Governmental, Municipal, and Community Relations
Corporate Formation and Structure
Investment Solicitation and Documentation
Mergers and Acquisitions
Congratulations to our 2023 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!
The Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars is an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 5% of attorneys in Illinois receive this distinction. Attorneys are selected through a patented selection process involving nominations, research, and peer reviews. In addition to our numerous prior and existing award recipients, DUGGAN BERTSCH, LLC […]
Timothy Liam Epstein was referenced in the Pitchfork article entitled, “How the Music Community Is Fighting the Drug Overdose Epidemic” that was published on December 16, 2022
“But there are legal considerations around actually using it that depend on city and state rules. According to the Prescription Drug Abuse Policy System, a database of prescription drug laws operated by Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, in 13 states, including Virginia, Arizona, and Florida, someone who administers the medication to another person does […]
Timothy Liam Epstein and industry experts joined forces at this year’s IEBA Annual Conference
The conference took place in Nashville from October 11-13, 2022. Tim spoke on the Terms & Conditions Power Panel. CLICK HERE for a recap on part 1 of the Terms & Condition Power Panel: https://www.ieba.org/2022panelrecaps/terms-amp-conditions-power-panel-part-1-insurance-and-employment-practices CLICK HERE for a recap on part 2 of the Terms & Condition Power Panel: https://www.ieba.org/2022panelrecaps/terms-amp-conditions-power-panel-part-2-contracts-and-yet-another-discussion-of-cois CLICK HERE for a […]
Timothy Liam Epstein Offers His Insight in the VICE Article Entitled, “DaBaby Could Still Get Paid by the Festivals That Dropped Him.”
“When contacted by VICE, representatives for the seven festivals that dropped DaBaby did not respond to a request for comment. Neither did a representative for DaBaby. Without information from those directly involved, it’s impossible to say exactly what DaBaby may have received in deposits from each festival. And there’s also a chance he won’t retain […]
Timothy Liam Epstein Offered His Insight in The Wall Street Journal Article Entitled, “Tragedy at Travis Scott Show in Houston Prompts New Questions for Concert Industry.”
“Timothy Epstein, who runs the entertainment and sports practice at law firm Duggan Bertsch and represents promoters of festivals including Pitchfork, Riot Fest and Life Is Beautiful, said Astroworld Festival didn’t have a glaring security deficit and that if lack of security were a chronic problem in the industry, such disasters wouldn’t be so rare. […]
Timothy Liam Epstein was Referenced in the Pitchfork Article Entitled, “Who Will Be Held Responsible for the Astroworld Disaster?” that was published on November 15, 2021.
“Scott’s dual role as performer and host of the festival must be considered as well. “As a general proposition, it is fair to say that when an artist is curating or branding a festival, it may open them to additional liability,” said Tim Epstein, an attorney who has acted as general counsel for dozens of […]