LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Prominent entertainment attorneys Ken Hertz and Fred Goldring have announced the formation of Goldring, Hertz, Lichtenstein & Haft, LLP after 10 years as partners at Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman & Warren where they founded the firm's music practice and have been extremely active in the new technology arena. They will continue to share offices and co-representation of motion picture and television crossover clients such as Will Smith and Mark Wahlberg with the Hansen firm.
Hertz will be "of counsel" to the new practice in order to spend more time focusing on the pair's non-legal consulting business, which will include his serving as Chairman of Digital Brandcasting Corporation (DBC), a company which Hertz and Goldring co-founded.
Goldring noted, "For the better part of a decade, Ken and I have remained determined to bridge the gap between artists and new technology. It is always a challenge to be in the forefront of the radically changing landscape of the music and entertainment business, but our mandate has always been to keep our clients ahead of the curve."
"We have rendered strategic development and consulting services to a variety of start ups in the digital convergence space, many of whom went on to dominate their respective markets. We are proud of groundbreaking deals such as the pact between MP3.com and Alanis Morissette , Napster and Limp Bizkit, and RedDotNet's deals with the major labels to digitally distribute their content," Hertz asserted.
Other artist clients of the new firm include Alanis Morissette, Courtney Love, No Doubt, Destiny's Child, Boyz II Men, Guns 'N' Roses, Deftones, Live, Montell Jordan, Patty Loveless, Lee Ann Womack and Herbie Hancock, among others. Technology clients include MP3.com (NASDAQ: MPPP), MusicMarc and RedDotNet/Alliance Entertainment. Consulting clients include Digital Brandcasting Corporation, The Firm, Napster, Yesterdayland, and Uprizer, the new venture founded by Ian Clarke, creator of Freenet.
"This new structure is a natural evolution of our business and also gives well deserved recognition to the stature that Seth (Lichtenstein) and Jonathan (Haft) have achieved in the industry. We are grateful to Tom, Craig and Walter for giving us our start and look forward to continuing our close working relationship with them," said Goldring. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers