our practice

Miller Korzenik Sommers LLP has counseled clients on media, intellectual property, entertainment and art law, and litigated these matters and a broader spectrum of business and commercial concerns for over twenty years. The partners are veterans of large international law firms, boutique practices and law school faculties. They bring to their clients a tradition of expertise and excellence, an appreciation of client businesses and operations, and a concern for the bottom line.

The Firm’s extensive experience in civil litigation spans a broad range of cases before courts and arbitrators, including libel defense, First Amendment, copyright (software, designs, text, music, photographs, online motion pictures, advertisements), trademarks, domain names, trade secrets, rights of publicity, privacy, newsgathering torts, unfair competition, art law and other intellectual property and media related claims, as well as a wider spectrum of commercial and business disputes involving such matters as contracts, employment, real estate, bankruptcy, insurance, securities, commodities, and business torts. The Firm is also experienced in mediation practice, both as a litigator and as the neutral.

On the transactional side, the Firm regularly handles rights acquisitions, intellectual property transactions, trademark and copyright prosecution, licensing, electronic and multimedia distribution and performs an extensive amount of pre-publication review. It also handles employment and services agreements, real estate matters and a wide variety of business agreements and formations. Counseling and claim prevention strategies are also integral parts of the Firm’s practice.

The Firm’s media and intellectual property clients include publishers, magazines, broadcasters, new media and technology companies, producers, artists, agents, advertisers and software companies. Commercial clients include financial services firms (brokerage and foreign currency), retailers, manufacturers, production companies, internet start-up companies, insurance companies and other businesses.

The Firm’s practice extends to the international aspect of its clients’ needs. It also represents a broad spectrum of international clients, including human rights groups in foreign nations, French and Italian companies and the German government.

The Firm is affiliated with French law firms based in Paris and Lyon. It collaborates with other law firms in the United Kingdom, Canada, Europe and Israel.