Publishing Law: Representing Writers And Publishers

I am attorney Lawrence G. (Larry) Townsend. As a novelist and an attorney who has represented both writers and publishers in their agreements, I understand the issues that affect authors, whether licensing publishers to exploit their works or taking an entrepreneurial route through self-publishing. I also provide assistance to authors in collaboration or work-for-hire agreements, as well as representation agreements with literary agents.

What Type Of Creative Work Do You Need To Protect?

I know the publishing industry, and can help you identify your strongest legal options for protecting your creative works. This includes:

  • Books
  • E-books
  • Audio books
  • Videos
  • Manuscripts
  • Screenplays

Taking proper legal steps can ensure that your works are protected. This will allow you to move confidently forward with branding and promoting your book — and whatever else may follow.

A 360-Degree Perspective

In addition to decades of experience serving creatives and publishers as an intellectual property attorney, I also bring personal experience as a writer. My work has appeared in legal reviews, mainsteam media, industry publications and two novels, one of which was optioned for film. Having firsthand experience with the challenges that content creators face gives me essential insight into how to best protect my clients’ work — in the present and looking toward the future.

Contact An Experienced Attorney

For experienced assistance protecting your intellectual property rights in publishing, I encourage you to reach out for a one-on-one consultation and strategy session. If you are interested in learning more about how I can help you, please call my office at Call or complete the online form.