About / What is Success by Law?
“Success By Law” is what sets Paul Menes and Menes P.C. apart from other lawyers and law firms. It’s a philosophy and way of practicing that focuses on achieving a client’s “big picture” goals and objectives, instead of on individual transactions or matters that are only a part of it.
Understanding and having a passion for a client’s business or project is just as important as understanding and having a passion for the applicable law. Paul has both. He isn’t just a media, entertainment and IP lawyer—he’s a media, entertainment and IP business lawyer. While many law firms now tout their “entrepreneurial”, “pro-active” or “strategic” capabilities, Paul’s been advocating and providing “big picture” legal services for 30 years, advising and counseling clients as early as possible in their overall creative and business endeavors. He can then assist them in reaching their objectives far more cost-effectively than if Menes P.C. was a large firm with a large overhead, while identifying and avoiding problems and issues that could make accomplishing those objectives less likely and more expensive. He knows what it takes to bring a client’s project or business to successful fruition and provides focused legal advice on doing just that.
The foundation for providing this “big picture” business legal advice is that Paul’s practice has always involved representing clients in many facets of an industry. For example, in digital media, clients include content creators, distributors, licensors and licensees, online businesses and software companies (including the public company that then claimed to be the number one mobile content distributor in the world) and two of the first digital music services. In music, the list includes multi-platinum artists, record, video and event producers, engineers, recording companies, publishers, studios, concert promoters, managers, talent agents and video directors. In TV, actors, writers, producers, distributors and equipment, facility and services providers, among others, rely on his counsel. Several decades of this “global view” practice in several industries gives Paul a unique understanding of the elements and how they need to interact for a client to be successful, what can go wrong and how to structure, write and negotiate deals accordingly.
Paul’s practical experience on the creative side of entertainment and media projects adds to this foundation. Examples are Paul serving as co-producer on several long-form live concert programs and assisting in the creation and implementation of multi-million dollar multimedia projects, including an awards/concert series/television program/recording project in Japan and an annual U.S. network televised radio music awards program.
While every business and project’s goal is success, getting there is daunting, usually involving lots of roadblocks, detours, dead ends and expense. Paul Menes and Menes P.C.’s goal is to map out a direct and economic route to help you achieve that success.