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Kernan Law litigates all aspects of entertainment transactions

The Kernan Law Firm is a boutique entertainment transactional and litigation firm. The firm was founded by S. Michael Kernan shortly after his departure from International Creative Management (ICM).

The firm’s transactional and entertainment litigation practice focus on strategic, aggressive, results-oriented representation for our clients. Our expertise lies in review and negotiation of contracts for new talent (actors, producers, writers and directors) as well as crisis intervention and litigation matters. Kernan Law has represented some of the top entertainment corporations and entertainers in federal court.

Representating a wide array of clients, our exceptional attorneys and affiliate firms litigate against the largest law firms and entertainment companies, approaching cases with fiscal discernment for all of our clientele.

Our firm is top rated on AVVO:
S. Michael Kernan

S. Michael Kernan

Michael Kernan is the founder of The Kernan Law Firm, specializing in entertainment and intellectual property litigation and transactions.

Paul Katrinik

As one of the top entertainment litigators in Hollywood, Paul has tried over 100 cases and is widely considered to be one of the best procedural strategic lawyers in entertainment litigation.

Ryan Carreon

Ryan Carreon is a 2016 graduate of Loyola Law School, ranked sixth by The Hollywood Reporter in "America's Top 10 Entertainment Law Schools." Moreover, Ryan is a trained mediator under the California Dispute Resolution Programs Act.

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