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, Internet/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.
In his California entertainment law and business law practice, 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. Since opening in 2007, clients have included independent filmmakers, reality television producers and talent, Internet producers and talent, Internet sites, scripted television producers, documentary filmmakers, US and international distribution companies, writers, authors, publishers, and small to mid-sized companies seeking entertainment law and/or business law assistance.
Prior to 2007, Goldberger worked as a lawyer in private practice, an independent producer of television movies, a senior media executive, and a counsel for a Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. From mid-2004 to early 2007, Goldberger worked 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 serves on the Board of several non-profit organizations: (i) British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles, as Secretary; (ii) California Lawyers for the Arts, a statewide non-profit organization that serves the interests of creative artists, and (iii) Encino Lawyers Association, as President. He has spoken at workshops and seminars for California Lawyers for the Arts and Encino Lawyers Association on entertainment law topics, and has appeared on and moderated panels at several Digital Hollywood conferences.
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,
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.