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Books by Joy Butler

  • Contests and Sweepstakes Law: A Guide Through the Legal Jungle Practice Manual. Contest and Sweepstakes Book Cover Provides legal compliance requirements for each state, best practice suggestions, and risk-minimization techniques. [Details]

    The Permission Seeker's Guide Through the Legal Jungle: Permission Seeker’s Book Cover Clearing Copyrights, Trademarks and Other Rights for Entertainment and Media Productions. A resource for anyone involved in media. [Details]

    The Cyber Citizen's Guide Through The Legal Jungle: Cyber Citizen's Book Cover Internet Law for Your Professional Online Presence. Crucial information for those using the internet as a business tool. [Details]


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I am an attorney practicing in the areas of entertainment, intellectual property, and business law. My work is primarily transactional meaning I spend most of my time negotiating contracts and structuring deals. The deals run the gamut from business acquisitions to securities financings to joint venture arrangements.

This blog derives its name from the books I have authored which are listed in the left side bar. This blog will echo the entertainment side of my law practice in which I work with clients developing projects in music, publishing, film, television and new media.

Issues I address for my media clients include business entity formation, guild compliance issues, rights clearance, errors and omissions insurance, private investor financing, and the negotiation of talent, distribution and other contracts. I also help clients license just about everything that can be licensed - international television programming, ringtones, performance rights in a musical, film clips, ecommerce databases, etc.

I am a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College.

You can find more information on my law firm practice at You can find more details on my books at