What We Do

Field-R Law Offices is a boutique law firm that provides legal expertise in the fields of sports and entertainment law.

We specialize in the areas of contract drafting, negotiation, and consultation regarding copyright, publicity rights, and related intellectual property matters for our entertainment clients in the film, music, broadcasting, publishing, information communications, and digital content industries, and for our clients involved in professional and amateur sports, including baseball, soccer, and martial arts.

The court room is not our main "field" when matters of dispute arise in the business world, we put all our efforts into reaching a speedy settlement outside of the court room. Our expertise includes negotiating the acquisition of rights related to content, handling the legal aspects of business transactions, and acting as an agent when negotiating for athletes. Field-R also assists athletes who negotiate their own contracts with team management by providing advice on the strategic issues involved in the matter. In addition, we provide strategic advice regarding public and media relations including countermeasures for weekly tabloids, crisis management, and international press releases. We also take action through sports mediation and litigation to create laws regarding the portrait rights of athletes and artists in legal areas where there are few precedents or where laws have not been established. Our lawyers have also performed extensive research and given lectures regarding the issue of fair, balanced, and impartial rulings in the field of entertainment and sports law.

To provide you with a better understanding of Field-R, a detailed description of our sports and entertainment law services can be found beLaw.

Entertainment Law Practice

Film Business Legal Services

Consulting

Consultation, risk assessment, and overall strategic advice on negotiations, rights management, and business planning (including fund creation) with adherence to the contract issues and industry standards particular to the film business

Agent and Rights Management

Representation, risk assessment, and advice concerning domestic and international negotiations of rights acquisition, rights management, and the usage of film content

Contracts

Drafting and review of various contracts involving film content (including screenplay and manuscript agreements, financial contracts, contracts with directors, performers, and production companies, screening licenses, video licenses, broadcasting rights, distribution agreements, overseas licenses, character merchandising agreements, and other related contracts, agreements, and licenses)

Litigation

Various enforcements against acts of rights infringement (issuing a warning letter, negotiations, filing a temporary injunction, filing suits, etc.) and responses to claims of rights infringement and to other various disputes that arise in the film business

Music Business Legal Services

Consulting

Consultation, risk assessment, and overall strategic advice related to various negotiations on rights management and business planning (including fund creation) with adherence to the particular contract issues and business practices of the music industry

Agent and Rights Management

Representation, risk assessment, and overall strategic advice on negotiating the transfer of an artist to a record company, negotiations with various music industry-related companies and organizations, application procedures for copyright management companies associated with JASRAC, and the management and usage of music property rights

Contract

Drafting and review of various contracts related to the music business (including contracts with publishers and record companies, copyright transfer contracts, joint publication agreements, exclusive performance contracts, management and agent contracts for performers, commercial performance contracts, concert-related contracts, merchandising agreements, Internet and mobile phone content distribution agreements, contracts with overseas publishing and record companies, and music fund contracts)

Litigation

Various enforcements against acts of rights infringement (issuing a warning letter, negotiations, filing a temporary injunction, and filing a lawsuit, etc.) and responses to infringement of rights claims and to other various disputes which arise in the music business

Broadcasting, Publishing, and Information Communications Industry-Related Legal Services

Consulting

Consultation, agent services, risk assessment, and overall strategic advice related to various negotiations, rights management, and business planning (including fund creation) with adherence to the particular contract issues and business practices of the industry

Agent and Rights Management

Representation, risk assessment, and advice on the management and use of copyrights, and on negotiations of rights acquisition related to broadcasting, publishing, and information communications industries (including Internet and mobile phone content distribution)

Contracts

Drafting and review of various contracts related to broadcasting, publishing, and information communications industries (including broadcast rights-related contracts regarding events and overseas content, contracts with production companies, publishing contracts, contracts regarding the distribution of published matter, various contracts regarding Internet and mobile phone content distribution and conditions of use, and other related contracts)

Litigation

Various enforcements against acts of rights infringement (issuing a warning letter, negotiations, filing a temporary injunction, and filing of lawsuits, etc.) and responses to infringement of rights claims and to various other disputes which arise in the broadcast, publishing, and information communications industries

Additional Content and Entertainment Business-Related Services

Various contract, representation, consulting, and litigation services for advertising, computer software, and video game industries

Sports Law Practice

Athletes

Consulting

Consultation, risk assessment, and overall strategic advice related to various negotiations and activities of athletes and players associations with adherence to the procedures and characteristics of the organizations and the overall structure of the sports industry

Agent and Rights Management

Representation, risk assessment, and advice regarding labor relations negotiations on behalf of players associations, negotiations on behalf of athletes, and rights management and usage regarding those activities

Contracts

Drafting and review of various contracts related to athletes (contracts with teams, management contracts, agent contracts, advisory agreements with sporting goods manufacturers, commercial performance agreements, and other contracts and agreements related to portrait rights)

Litigation

Lawsuits related to the portrait rights of athletes and various other enforcements against acts of rights infringement (issuing a warning letter, negotiations, filing a temporary injunction, and filing of lawsuits, etc.), as well as other responses to the various disputes which arise in the sports industry

Sports Associations Law Services

Consulting

Consultation, risk assessment, and overall strategic advice regarding various negotiations and activities of sports associations with adherence to the customs, characteristics, and overall structure of the sports industry

Agent and Rights Management

Representation, risk assessment, and advice regarding rights management and use related to the activities of sports associations

Contracts

Drafting and review of various contracts relating to sports associations (including bylaws of the association, contracts with players, and various agreements regarding events, television rights, and merchandising)

Litigation

Various enforcements against acts of rights infringement against sports associations (issuing a warning letter, negotiations, filing a temporary injunction, and filing of lawsuits, etc.) and other responses to the various disputes related to sports associations

Additional Sports Business-Related Legal Services

Consulting

Consultation, risk assessment, and overall strategic advice relating to various negotiations, rights management, and business planning

Agent and Rights Management

Representation, risk assessment, and advice regarding rights management and use, and various domestic and international contract negotiations related to the sports business

Contracts

Drafting and review of various contracts related to the sports business (various contracts regarding sponsorship, television rights, and merchandising of sports events)

Litigation

Responses to various litigious matters which arise in the sports business