Literary publishing attorney Barry Oliver Chase, our Senior Partner, holds Honors degrees from both Yale and Harvard and focuses exclusively on representing businesses, authors, and artists in the entertainment and Internet industries. The ChaseLawyers® firm represents clients in all areas of literary property and publishing, including books, magazines, newspapers, graphic novels, comic books, Websites, screenplays, stage plays, teleplays and other print and visual media.
Whether you are an author who wants to maximize your rights to a literary work or who needs to ensure that all foreign-language versions of your book generate royalties for you, contact ChaseLawyers®. You will discuss your needs with an experienced literary attorney committed to helping you capitalize on your hard work.
Mr. Chase has a working knowledge of Spanish; he is available to assist international and Spanish-speaking clients with their literary property and publishing needs.
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“I want someone [as an agent] reputable and someone who will work hard….Come to think of it, I want someone exactly like my fabulous entertainment lawyer!”– From a successful writer who needed help finding a new agent for her latest novel
ChaseLawyers® regularly represents publishers and literary agencies in conjunction with publishing agreements and exploitation of ancillary rights arising from those agreements. In addition, Mr. Chase has significant experience negotiating publishing contracts, film-rights deals and royalties for both experienced and first-time authors. He actually teaches other lawyers about the fine points of film-option deals for authors and publishers.
Literary property and publishing requires that publishing lawyers understand not only contract and negotiation principles, but constitutional law, torts, and intellectual property issues as well. Mr. Chase , Mr. Bloom, Mr. Loveyko, Ms. Latman and Mr. Epstein have a firm understanding of all these issues and have effectively represented clients in matters involving: