Entertainment and the Arts

KB&G represents domestic and international clients from a wide range of the arts, including Academy Award® and Grammy® Award winners. The firm’s diverse client base has included artists such as soprano Kathleen Battle, Basia, and artists’ manager, film and Broadway producer (“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Peter Allen: Up in One”) Dee Anthony, whose acts ranged from Tony Bennett to Peter Frampton, Peter Allen, Traffic and Devo. The firm also represents songwriters and music publishers in pop, rock, country and urban genres, including a copyright holder and co-publisher of the composition “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” (from the “Dirty Dancing” soundtrack), KB&G also has represented Waterland Designs, LLC, the acoustic engineer and designer of several world renowned recording studios. The firm represents graphic designers and print artists, including, for example, collage artist Bruce Helander, whose “Love Letters”© appear throughout this website, and prominent photographers Ryan McGinley, Eric Cahan, Brian Alterio and Mark Ellis. KB&G has been long time counsel to Lowenstein Associates, a literary agency that represents best selling authors in the fiction, medical, business and fitness genres. KB&G also represents CityListen, electronic publisher of MP3 downloadable neighborhood theme tours.

Testimonials

I was recommended to Michael by a partner at a large firm who realized that my then start-up company could not afford that firm’s fees. At KB&G I receive the expertise of a large firm delivered with a sensitivity to the realities of my budget. Michael helps guide me through the minefields that face young entrepreneurs.

Eric Zemsky
Founder and CEO of Spellbound Media, Inc.

Michael Kent has been the lawyer for my literary agency for over a decade. He has always been very supportive and has been an excellent guide on all aspects of the law. I would highly recommend Kent, Beatty & Gordon for any and all legal matters.

Barbara Lowenstein
CEO, Lowenstein Associates, Inc.

I brought Harry in as General Counsel for several packaging companies which I ran or for which I consulted. He is my lawyer of choice. Harry not only is the preeminent deal lawyer I know, he is a business expert. He is the best business advisor I have in the world.

Jack B. Wielar
Business Consultant (Formerly: DuPont Separation Systems, Georgia Pacific, Norel Paper Company)

Harry represented Seagram when my company purchased their Puerto Rico operations. He was talented and tough, but forthright and fair. When he left Seagram, we wanted him on our side, and we have relied on him ever since.

Felix J. Serrallés, Jr.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Destileria Serrallés, Inc.

Harry and I worked out a very complex and challenging technological agreement on behalf of Seagram and DuPont with a reluctant third party venturer. Despite the strong potential for conflicts of interest and several seeming stalemates, Harry made it work, and work well.

Jack B. Wielar
Business Consultant (Formerly: DuPont Separation Systems, Georgia Pacific, Norel Paper Company)