Stanton ("Larry") Stein is a Partner in Liner’s Entertainment & Media Litigation Group. His clients include actors, writers, directors, producers, musicians, high-net-worth individuals, entertainment guilds, talent agencies, personal and business management companies, independent production companies, and interactive gaming companies.
Throughout the last decade, Larry created the legal concept of vertical integration and has initiated numerous lawsuits challenging use. Larry’s tireless efforts have changed the face of contract negotiation among networks, their affiliated production companies, and talent. Larry has brought countless lawsuits on behalf of his clients against conglomerates that were self-dealing on licensing fees and a variety of other revenue streams. Larry’s work has changed how revenue is more evenly allocated among profit participants including actors, directors, writers, and producers. He is widely known in the entertainment industry as being the go-to lawyer in taking on Hollywood studios, a task not many have the ability or courage to assume.
In addition to his groundbreaking litigation against vertical integration, Larry is also changing the parameters of copyright infringement in reality television. He brought the seminal lawsuit to establish copyright protection for formats in reality television.
Larry protects the business and personal interests of his clients. He has a long history of bringing defamation, right of privacy, and right of publicity actions against publications and private individuals and dealing with the media and governmental agencies on behalf of his clients. As a result, Larry has been able to secure dozens of confidential settlements and retractions.
Throughout his career, Larry has been recognized by leading legal, business, and entertainment industry publications and organizations for the successes he has achieved on behalf of his clients.