The CROSS FIRM P.C., located in Houston, Texas (Screwston, to many) is a boutique transactional law firm with special focuses in Entertainment Law, Business and Enterprise Law and representing Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs. The Primary Attorney and Shareholder, Leslie Warren Cross, Jr., (the "Street Fighter") has been practicing Entertainment Law since May 1997.
Related to Entertainment Matters the Firm has the following Capabilities and Experience: Drafting, Structuring and Negotiating all forms of Recording Agreements, Publishing Agreements,Distribution Agreements, Performance Agreements, Digital Rights Agreements, Ringtone Agreements, Electronic Download Agreements, Endorsement Agreements, Management Agreements, Merchandising Agreements, Production Agreements, Investor Agreements (of all sorts), Music Joint Venture Agreements, Music License Agreements, Partnership Agreements, Band Partnership Agreements, etc...
The Firm has repeatedly dealt with various management, financial, logistical and other more practical aspects of the entertainment industry as well. Extensive experience in negotiating a multitude of entertainment related deals and/or relationships. Have provided counsel to recording companies and/or publishing companies regarding inventory of music and also assigned the responsibility for overseeing administrative issues connected with the licensing and protection of publishing catalogues.
The Firm is also experienced in providing clearance services for ìmaster useî licenses, as well as, sample licenses. Also experienced with formulating and securing intellectual property rights related to all original ideas and concepts connected with musical projects and products and the structures behind them. Also experienced in negotiating a wide variety of licensing and endorsement agreements/arrangements for both Artist, Beatmakers, Producers and Independent Record Labels. Have extensive experience with the unique representation required by Beatmakers, Producers, Production Companies, Artist-Producer Development Companies and Independent Record Labels (Have provided counsel for multitudes of clients in these categories). Also experienced in educating clients with emphasis on Artist, Beatmakers, Producers, and Imprint Record Labels regarding how to read their royalty statements as well as making sure that they have been fully accounted for in reference to record royalties and mechanical royalties (if applicable).
Finally, the Firm has extensive knowledge related to recommended business structures in reference to creating and selling music product and related merchandise and accessories, which includes but is not limited to asset protection strategies, risk aversion strategies and asset segregation strategies. In short, the Firm is fully qualified and experienced to provide any need you may have related to music legal services no matter if you are a Artist, Side-Artist, DJ, Featured Artist, Musician, Arranger, Producer, Beat-Maker, Performer, Production Company, Joint Venture Company, Independent Label, Imprint Label, Recording Studio, Mix Engineer, Mastering Engineer, Musical Director, Distributor, Merchandiser, Street Team, Personal Manager,Business Manager, Administrator, Management Company, Promoter...or whatever other function you may be carrying out in the music industry.
The following represents both former and present entertainment clients the Firm has provided consultations, transactional and/or negotiations services for:
Devin The Dude, Z-Ro, Lil-Keke a/k/a Don Ke, DJ Domo, Paul Wall, Chamillionaire, Rasheed of Dope House Fame, Low G of Dope House Fame, Juan Gotti of Dope House Fame, Slim Thug, Willie D of the Geto Boyz, Cory Mo, Mike Mo, Hi Dolla, Brian Courtney Wilson, James Fortune and Fiya, Madd Hatta, Crazy C a/k/a DJ Revelation, Terri Thomas, Jay-Mac, Drathoven, C-Moe of the Narrators, Papa Chuck, Carlos Garza a/k/a DJ Styles, OG Ron C and the Chopped Not Slopped Family, Michael "5000" Watts, G-Dash, T-Farris, Gary Mayes and Nu Era, Medicine Man of the Big Body Click, LOC of the Big Body Click, Coughee Brothers, Bruce Takara a/k/a Bruce Bang, Northside Steve-O, Lil Troy of Short Stop Records, Mikki Blue, Von Won, Tre9, Wonderous, Aqualeo, Marlin Demby of Southern Fried Entertainment, Timothy Walker of Southern Fried Entertainment, Chris Black, Jimmy B of WKM, Johnny B of WKM, Regina Belle, Chris Walker, Playboy Click, Alister of HD Publications, Walter D, Lester "Sir" Pace, Werner Richmond, Glenn Piper, Shelia Moore, Ron Summers, Mona Moore, Liz Vaughn, DJ Coolaid, DJ OvaDose, DJ Chose and Brook Gang Music, Treal Lee and Prince Rick, Khaleel Abul Jaleel, 50 Tyson, E.B., TroubleSum, Shei Atkins, Choc Stilli, Pinc Gator, Beanz N Kornbread, Fat Pimp, 1st Kuzzins, Meshah Henderson-Hawkins (wife of the late John Edward Hawkins f/k/a "Big Hawk"), Chinara Butler (wife of the late Chad Butler f/k/a "Pimp C"), Snoop Dogg, Boston George of AMG, Marcus Manchild of AMG, KJ of J StarrTv, Lawrence Kuyendall, Jr., p/k/a "LK", Kimmie Kennedy (model), D-Boss, Big Cease of Hata Proof Records, Cornell Wheeler, Jr., p/k/a "Skyscrapa", Meechie of Str8 Lace Entertainment, Jessica Zapata of Texas Hot Moms, Michelle Harden of Kingdom View Television Talk Show, Cypher Cesshun, TF Records, Swisha-Blast Entertainment, Paid In Full Entertainment, Inc., Choppaholix, AMG World, LLC., Soul Muzik Records, Hi Dolla Muzik, LLC., Country Rap Tunes, Just Sayin Clothing, Gary Stone (author of For the Love of Radio and Mexican Food), Pastor Rudy Rasmus, I-Mix Houston, Khloe Salvant (model), Chad and Nate of G Brothers Management, Kasino Brown of Kasino Brown Music, K Jazz of Kasino Brown Music, Iasias Trevino p/k/a Quota of Rich Kid, Ruben Salinas of Rich Kid, Chandra Chandler of Divadown Entertainment, Dani Sax of Dani Sax Designs, Helen M. Delahoussaye (Reality Show Personality), Bridgjette Taylor, Montina Cooper, Crystal Wall (wife of Paul Wall), Grills By Paul Wall, Dwan Banks of Rapture Recordz, David Rose Films, LLC, Big Hawk Estate/Ghetto Dreams, Chad Butler Estate, Madd Studios, Crazy's House Recording Studios, 24/7 Recording Studios, Ablife Records, IMIX Recording Studios
Please note: the above is only a partial list of the clients the Firm has represented since opening in the year of 1997.
Please feel free to give us a call.
Address: 10101 Southwest Freeway, Suite 400, Houston, TX, 77074
Contact Number: 713-219-1107