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3 Tips for Choosing the Right Lawyer

 

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Making fun of lawyers is probably as old as the law itself. (Q: Why don’t sharks attack lawyers? A: Professional courtesy.) Truth is, everyone hates lawyers … until they need one. Whether your legal matter involves drafting a will, defending against a DUI or filing for divorce, here are three tips to help you choose the lawyer that’s right for you. Read More→

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Can Bikers, Zombies and Amazon Save TV?

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TV as we know it has been under assault. Commercials are skipped via DVR or ignored by looking down to check Facebook on your smart phone or pad. Cable revenue is under pressure as consumers shun that dreaded $100 a month bill for streaming alternatives such as Netflix and Hulu Plus. Read More→

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10 / 22 / 12
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“Entertainment’s Legal Eagle” – Jeff Cohen Profiled on Legal Crossing

http://www.lawcrossing.com/article/8207/Entertainments-Legal-Eagle-Jeff-B-Cohen-Esq/

Personal Life

Jeff B. Cohen is an entertainment attorney who co-founded the law firm of Cohen Gardner LLP in 2002. Cohen Gardner LLP focuses on technology, corporate, media and entertainment transactions. The attorney was born in Los Angeles, California, and he started acting at a young age. In 1982-83, Jeff appeared on the CBS game show Child’s Play. He also was featured as a celebrity on Body Language in 1985, but Jeff will be forever remembered as Chunk in the beloved Richard Donner/Steven Spielberg classic film The Goonies. Read More→

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9 / 12 / 12
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Lawyers v. Businessmen: Presidential Smackdown

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During Clint Eastwood’s dialogue with an empty chair at the Republican National Convention, he said something important that was overlooked in the hubbub that followed. In his endorsement (was that an endorsement?) of the Romney-Ryan ticket Eastwood said: Read More→

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8 / 6 / 12
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The 5 Greatest Lawyers in Movie History

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Why did you decide to become a lawyer? Was it because of amazing attorneys you idolized as a kid? Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Justice Brandeis, Marcia Clark?

No way! It was because of awesome legal eagles you saw in the movies. You wanted to mesmerize that jury, defend the innocent, prosecute the guilty and look damn fine doing it. As an attorney and big movie buff, I have strong feelings about who the best lawyers in movie history are. Perhaps you do as well.

Check out my list and let me know your thoughts. Read More→

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Movie Studios: Have They Gone the Way of Dinosaurs?

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Ben Silverman, Chairman of multi-media producer Electus recently keynoted a Venture Capital and New Media Summit in Los Angeles.

Ben noted that 100 years ago in order to make a film you needed 50 acres of land in the San Fernando Valley, an army of various craftsmen, sprawling soundstages, expensive specialized cameras, film labs and more.

He went on to say that in order to produce a film today you could likely do it with five dedicated artists, $30,000 worth of equipment and an office in Santa Monica with a green screen. Read More→

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7 / 18 / 12
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5 Minutes With Jeff B. Cohen, Esq. – Chambers Associate Legal Guide

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Jeff B Cohen (born 1974) is a partner at the Beverly Hills-based law firm of Cohen Gardner, which he co-founded in 2002. Jeff is a former child actor, best known for playing Chunk – originator of the legendary ‘Truffle Shuffle’ – in the much-loved Richard Donner/Steven Spielberg classic film The Goonies. In 2008, Jeff was named one of the top 35 executives under 35 years of age by The Hollywood Reporter. Cohen Gardner focuses on corporate, technology, media and entertainment transactions. Read More→

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5 / 29 / 12
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3 Questions New Lawyers Must Ask Themselves

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For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories. – Plato

As a law student or newly minted lawyer, you have utilized the Socratic Method to unravel mysteries such as discerning the rule of law we get from Pennoyer v. Neff. (What the hell was the rule we got from Pennoyer v. Neff by the way? Sorry, it’s been a while…)

Well, regardless, let’s dust off good old Socrates and use his methodology to ask ourselves three questions indispensible to crafting a successful career. Answering honestly may be difficult, but we owe ourselves the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want. – Mark Twain Read More→

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Air For Shares

The Shark Tank: ABC’s reality show about a room full of high-powered executives listening to ideas from entrepreneurs in exchange for a percentage of the company.  But what if instead, ABC offered some of its advertising inventory, maybe even a spot or two on The Shark Tank, in exchange for a piece of your company?  What would that be worth?  That’s the new business model emerging in Europe and Asia for media companies and entrepreneurs.  The Economist calls it, “air for shares,” and it’s proving to be an intriguing new way to monetize advertising space for media syndicates and television network groups, as well as venture capital firms that aggregate media space across multiple platforms.    Read More→

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First Music, Now Films Caught in End of Obsolescence

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Originally Published on CNBC.COM on February 21, 2012

Everyone knows who murdered the record labels. Not Professor Plum in the study with a wrench, but Napster on the internet with piracy.

Although this case was solved over a decade ago, I’ve been scouring the cobwebbed files and I believe Napster had an accomplice that got away scott free. Who is this accomplice, you ask? The end of obsolescence. Read More→

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