Christiane Kinney focuses her practice on entertainment and music law transactions, licensing, and the protection of brands. She is a musician herself, with awards and distinctions from Billboard, ASCAP, International Songwriting Competition, Global Music Awards, and more. Her personal experience as both a creative artist and an entertainment attorney provides a unique perspective to the deal-making process.
Clients include Platinum-selling and Grammy award-winning recording artists and songwriters, producers, and their estates, merchandise and live event production companies, published authors, award-winning filmmakers, professional athletes, and music tech start-ups.
On the litigation side, Kinney has handled high stakes intellectual property matters, involving copyright, trademark, unfair competition, and contract cases as well as First Amendment and anti-SLAPP matters, and has handled a number of landmark cases. She also handles administrative charges filed with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing related to claims filed under the Talent Agencies Act.
Christiane is licensed to practice law in California and Texas.