The Law Offices of Gary G. Goldberger is a legal practice based in the Los Angeles, California area that focuses on transactions in the following areas: (i) entertainment law, including film, television, publishing, music, licensing, new media, and distribution; and (ii) general business law. Practice includes negotiations, contracts, business formations, and strategy. The firm works hard to be responsive to clients and their needs. Member of the Bar of the States of California and Maryland.
Since opening his solo law pracitce in 2007, GaryGoldberger has been able to combine his experience in legal, business, creative and international areas to help his clients make decisions not just from a legal standpoint, but also from a business and long-term perspective.Clients have included producers of scripted, unscripted and documentary programming, distribution companies, growing small to mid-sized companies in many industries, independent filmmakers, talent, writers, publishers, authors, and Internet/media businesses. Goldberger's background includes work as a lawyer in private practice, a senior media executive, an attorney with the U.S. House of Representatives, and an independent producer of television movies.
From mid-2004 to early 2007, Goldberger functioned as an attorney, an independent producer, and a consultant to companies in the area of international and domestic television distribution.He was an executive producer of four movies, three of which premiered on Lifetime Television. For over twelve years through 2004, Goldberger held senior executive positions in the domestic and international television distribution and production arena.He was the Executive Vice President of CarltonAmerica, the U.S. office of Carlton Communications, a large UK-based international media company.Over the 13 years in his position with CarltonAmerica (and under its previous names), he helped manage, diversify and grow the company to where it became one of the leading independent distributors and producers of television movie programming.Goldberger was responsible for Carlton’s developing relationships with and acquiring programming from many of the premier television movie producers.He also headed the business affairs of the company and acted as the General Counsel, participated in international television markets and in product licensing to buyers worldwide, and was an executive producer or co-producer on seven television movies produced by CarltonAmerica. Before moving to Los Angeles in 1990, Goldberger served as a legal counsel to the Committee on the Judiciary of the US House of Representatives.He developed legislation on behalf of a Congressional Subcommittee, and advised Members of Congress on policy in areas of bankruptcy, entertainment and broadcast industries, antitrust, professional sports, and commercial matters.Goldberger is also the co-author of Disability Law Compliance Manual, a legal treatise on the Americans With Disabilities Act published in 1991.
Goldberger is a member of the Board of California Lawyers for the Arts, a statewide non-profit organization that serves the interests of creative artists. He has presented workshops and seminars for California Lawyers for the Arts on entertainment industry topics, and has appeared on and moderated panels at several Digital Hollywood conferences. In January, 2015, he was elected to serve as the President of the Encino Lawyers Association.
Goldberger served for two terms as a Governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and is a past Chair of ATAS’ Sponsorship Committee, He is also a member of the BritishAcademy of Film and Television Arts-Los Angeles, and serves on its Finance and Governance committees
. Goldberger is a 1976 graduate of the WhartonSchool of the University of Pennsylvania, and received his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1979.