Howard Hertz, Joe Bellanca, and the team of lawyers at Hertz Schram have built a reputation as Michigan’s leaders in the area of entertainment and media law. Hertz Schram has been representing and advocating for artists and entertainers in Michigan and across the country for four decades, providing strategic and customized legal representation to meet the needs of our individual, corporate, educational, and automotive clients with respect to their entertainment and media-related needs. Our clients include recording artists, writers, musicians, radio and television personalities, record labels, music festivals and venues, music publishing and licensing companies, fashion designers, novelists, filmmakers, production companies, advertising and creative agencies, social media influencers and all others who create, perform, or distribute creative works.
Hertz Schram’s entertainment and media law team offers practical advice that provides clients with a sense of security and comfort throughout their entire career. We take time to learn about you, what you do, the art you create, the music you write or perform, the films you make, and how we can protect your incredible creations and assist you in achieving your career goals. We view things from both business and legal perspectives, advising clients on business and personal decisions that create long lasting effects and successful opportunities.
Our attorneys have guided the careers and represented Grammy award winners and nominees, Olympic Gold medalists, multi-platinum selling artists, songwriters, and producers, internationally known and iconic music festivals and record labels, and the estates of celebrities and highly regarded songwriters and performers. Throughout our practice, we have also protected the brands and reputation of emerging and established athletes, celebrities, trend-setting fashion designers, and multi-national corporations.
As a result of our dedication to our clients and passion for the entertainment industry, Hertz Schram’s entertainment and media attorneys are recognized as top honorees in entertainment law, guest lecture at law schools across the country as well as at international music and film conferences and festivals, and serve as experts, mediators, arbitrators, and consultants on complex, high profile entertainment disputes.
To schedule a consultation about any entertainment or media law issue, email or call us at (248) 975-7272.
With a blue-chip roster of rockers and rappers… and musical genres in between, attorney Howard Hertz is one of the top entertainment lawyers around. [Elmore] Leonard describes Hertz as “extremely intelligent, aggressive and he knows what he is doing…I don’t think there’s any glamour involved in it…he saves me a lot of money,” Leonard says, and quips, “I have never been in jail.”
Attorney Howard Hertz is probably the best-known entertainment lawyer in town…When he began repping local producers Mark & Jeff Bass, it led to a relationship with one Marshall Mathers, better known as Eminem.
Entertainment attorney Howard Hertz has represented numerous musicians, authors, screenwriters, recording artists, radio personalities, producers, etc., since 1976. Marilyn Manson, Elmore Leonard, George Clinton and the Insane Clown Posse have all been on his client list at one time or another. Most recently, he was sitting beside ICP at the press conference announcing their lawsuit against the FBI. His Bloomfield Hills office is filled with records, figurines, a Marilyn Manson mask, and signed posters – one Eminem poster reads, “Thanks for keeping me out of jail.” It’s not easy being Howard Hertz.