Richard I. Leher - Greenberg Traurig LLP

Richard I. Leher

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 310-586-6501

Richard I. Leher focuses his practice on the music industry as well as other areas of the entertainment business. He has extensive experience representing recording artists, record producers, music publishers, songwriters, personal managers, agents, record companies,  publishing companies, various technology companies and executives.

Prior to joining the firm, he was an executive at Hollywood Records, a division of the Walt Disney Company, and at DreamWorks Records, where he was involved in all aspects of the legal, business, financial, and strategic operations of those companies. He also was a partner and head of the music department at Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp LLP.

Occidental CollegeAB 1966University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)J.D. 1969
Century City Bar AssociationAmerican Bar Association

Case History

Areas of Concentration
  • Recording, producer, music publishing, songwriting, personal management and agency agreements.
  • Employment and related agreements for executives in the entertainment business.
  • Sale and acquisition agreements for record companies, publishing companies and other entertainment companies.
  • Domestic and foreign record, DVD, and publishing license agreements.
  • Digital distribution and related agreements.
  • Tour, sponsorship, merchandising and related agreements.
  • Record and DVD pressing and distribution agreements, joint venture and related agreements.
  • Licensing of mastering recordings, musical compositions, visual images and other intellectual property for film, television, commercials, games and other media.

Office Location

1840 Century Park East, Suite 1900
Los Angeles, CA 90067
United States

Practice Areas

Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
Entertainment Law - Music