Davis & Gilbert LLP is a strategically focused, full-service law firm of over 130 lawyers with a domestic and international client base that includes advertising and marketing agencies of all types and sizes; major brands and advertisers of products and services; media, technology, financial services and real estate companies, as well as private individuals and non-profits.
Main Areas of Practice:
Advertising, Marketing & Promotions:
Davis & Gilbert has over 30 lawyers dedicated to all aspects of law governing the creation, production and distribution of advertising, marketing and promotional materials across all forms of media. As market leaders in this area, this group counsels the world’s leading advertising, marketing, digital, technology and media companies, including many of the top global brands, on advertising, marketing, entertainment, intellectual property, interactive, integrated and traditional media, sales promotion, direct marketing, public relations and licensing matters.
Benefits & Compensation:
The firm’s benefits and compensation practice helps clients attract, retain and reward employees through creative, unique and tax-advantaged compensation and benefit programs. The group represents employers of all types, including large publicly-held corporations, private mid-size companies, family-owned businesses, partnerships, tax-exempt entities and start-ups.
Davis & Gilbert’s corporate practice handles a wide array of commercial transactions, including M&A deals, divestitures, restructurings and financings for a broad range of clients. The group helps clients with debt and equity financings and securities offerings, corporate governance, and SEC compliance, as well as with drafting shareholder, LLC operating, employment and consulting, non-competition and confidentiality and licensing agreements.
Digital Media, Technology & Privacy:
Davis & Gilbert assists clients in the development, marketing, distribution, licensing and protection of some of the most advanced interactive advertising, programmatic, marketing, promotion, gaming, and entertainmentrelated products, services and systems. The group has extensive experience advising on legal requirements and best practices for businesses at the intersection of data, technology and media, including critical issues related to data collection, privacy and security.
Entertainment, Media & Sports:
Davis & Gilbert’s entertainment, media and sports practice covers all areas of entertainment and sports-related law, including the financing, development, production and distribution of entertainment content and sports ventures. Sponsors, advertisers, athletes, entertainers, leagues, teams and unions, financers, investors, vendors, and suppliers all rely on the firm’s experience in the areas of law that impact the entertainment and sports industries.
Insolvency, Creditors’ Rights & Financial Products:
The firm’s insolvency, creditors’ rights and financial products practice is a multidisciplinary group handling a range of corporate finance, insolvency and litigation matters, including those involving complex financial instruments. The group regularly counsels clients through financially distressed situations and helps formulate and execute creditor enforcement strategies, including foreclosure actions under the UCC.
Davis & Gilbert routinely handles all issues relating to the creation, protection, and use of intellectual property, including domestic and international trademarks, false advertising, copyright, licensing, right of publicity and other protections. The firm’s IP lawyers establish strategies to preserve their clients’ rights and protect them against infringement, dilutions and misappropriation of trademarks, trade dress, copyrights and domain names.
Labor & Employment:
Davis & Gilbert advises employers of all sizes on all compliance and regulatory issues governing the workplace. The firm’s labor and employment lawyers assist clients with investigations; training and compliance issues and traditional labor matters; as well as counseling on and defending against wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, or whistleblower claims (both individual and class action, and before the courts or the EEOC).
Lawyers in Davis & Gilbert’s litigation practice have argued cases in jurisdictions throughout the country. The firm’s litigators handle a wide range of commercial matters, including contract disputes, restrictive covenants, employment issues, trademark and copyright infringement, false advertising, consumer class actions, financial services industry litigation and real estate disputes, as well as government investigations and regulatory matters.
Private Client Services:
Davis & Gilbert’s private client services practice counsels business owners, executives, hedge fund principals and other successful individuals and families in a variety of issues impacting their personal and business decisions, including business succession issues, estate planning, charitable giving and trust and estate administration.
Davis & Gilbert’s real estate practice represents clients across the country in matters involving ownership, leasing, conveyancing and financing of properties for commercial, retail, development, investment and residential use. The group represents international banks, financial services companies, investment firms, law firms and major advertising agencies in the leasing of their corporate headquarters and branch offices. The group also includes a highly-regarded retail leasing practice, handling leases of all sizes on behalf of the world’s most recognized retail brands.
Davis & Gilbert’s taxation practice provides tax advice related to structuring and negotiating a variety of transactions. The group advises domestic and international corporate entities both public and private, limited liability companies and tax-exempt organizations, and partnership groups, as well as parties involved in project finance transactions, real estate ventures and succession planning transactions.