Ms Carol Kaplan > Loeb & Loeb LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Loeb & Loeb LLP
345 PARK AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10154
United States
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Work Department

Entertainment

Position

Partner

Career

Carol Kaplan is an entertainment attorney with a specialty in live theater, as well as a media attorney with experience advising on licensing, acquisition, disposition, financing and exploitation of intellectual property assets within and across multiple platforms.

Carol works with experienced and first-time theater producers in the commercial and non-profit sectors, providing general counsel and deal-specific legal advice relating to developing, producing and exploiting traditional and non-traditional live stage properties. She advises creative producers on acquiring rights; engaging creative, management and key production personnel; creating joint ventures with co-producers; as well as preparing and advising on investment documents and preferred investor terms. Carol also represents commercial theater investors, authors, directors, underlying rights holders and others in connection with creative services and rights agreements. She has excellent relationships in the theater industry and worked in the field prior to becoming a lawyer.

Carol’s practice also includes film, television and new media transactions. She was a production attorney in the business and legal affairs department at Nickelodeon for almost two years, handling rights acquisition and creative services agreements as well as turnkey production agreements for serial and long form television, and she continues to represent clients in broadcast and cable television transactions. She also handles feature film screenplay agreements, life story rights and other underlying rights option/purchase agreements in film and television, and represents independent film, documentary film and television producers.

In addition, Carol’s practice covers book publishing and new media. She represents authors in connection with agency agreements and publishing agreements, and her new media clients include individual creators, not-for-profit entities such as foundations and educational organizations, and commercial companies who are finding new ways to connect with their audiences and with the public. Carol works closely with colleagues in Loeb & Loeb’s Tax-Exempt Organizations practice, advising clients on not-for-profit compliance, grant and operational issues. In addition, she works frequently with experts in the Advanced Media and Technology and Intellectual Property departments, advising on various IP matters, including licensing and services agreements, employee agreements, independent contractor agreements, website terms of use, privacy policies and other Internet-related matters.

Education

New York University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif
Universities of Natal and Cape Town, B.A., cum laude
Yale School of Drama, M.F.A.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: transactional

Scott Edel in Los Angeles heads the bi-coastal entertainment practice at Loeb & Loeb LLP, which advises on all sides of production, financing, and distribution deals in the film, television, and digital content sectors. The firm also has significant experience in the music industry; LA-based John Frankenheimer leads a team with established expertise acting for labels, talent, and in the live music and events space. On the east coast, key names include television practice chair Marc Chamlin, whose client list includes high-profile networks, talent, and production companies. Stefan Schick and Carol Kaplan, both of whom operate from the New York office, have notable expertise in the live theatre area, advising on licensing adaptations for the stage, financing, and related IP issues. In 2019 Andrew Kramer and entertainment finance specialist Paul Swanson joined the LA office from Global Entertainment Strategies and Irell & Manella LLP  respectively, while music specialist Derek Crownover joined the firm’s Nashville office from Dickinson Wright PLLC.