Music, Media & Culture

The Firm is involved in cutting-edge transactional matters and numerous, high-profile precedential litigations in the entertainment and intellectual property fields.

Our attorneys have been recognized as Super Lawyers and top music lawyers by Billboard Magazine and have earned other accolades, including AV Preeminent ratings from Martindale Hubbell, the highest peer rating standard.

Herbsman Hafer Weber & Frisch, LLP has a diverse client base that includes Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award-winning clients as well as gold and platinum recording artists and members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, music publishing companies, record companies, live music venues, motion picture companies, major recording artists, songwriters, authors, Broadway and motion picture composers, book publishers, screenwriters, fashion models, artist management companies, recording studios, merchandisers, music festivals and record producers. The Firm also acts as special counsel for companies involved in the entertainment and in the intellectual property fields, such as providers of background music services and media systems dispensing information to the public and promoters of live entertainment events. In addition, Herbsman Hafer Weber & Frisch, LLP represents and handles the licensing for the estates of several of the twentieth century‚Äôs premier performing and visual artists. 

We have a robust international practice, with clients in numerous countries around the world, including Germany, Russia, Japan, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Australia, and South Africa.

Founded in 1985 by Peter Shukat and J. Jeffrey Hafer, the Firm continues its legacy of providing the highest quality services to its clients and helping clients navigate complex and challenging matters.