For almost 50 years, Archer’s Media and Communications Law Group has provided representation to both media and non-media clients on a broad variety of communications law issues. Our attorneys provide solutions for clients in the print and electronic media, publishing, and telecommunications fields, as they operate in a technologically complex, and profoundly changing information environment.
The Group takes a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing upon the expertise of attorneys in several of the Firm’s departments, including litigation, business counselng/tax, intellectual property, labor and employment, environmental, land use and zoning, and commercial law.
Attorneys in the group handle litigated matters in both state and federal administrative, trial and appellate courts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, often working closely with Archer’s Computer and High Technology Law Group. Among other things, some of the firm’s work has resulted in precedential reported opinions on First Amendment jurisprudence as well as public records and access issues.
The Group’s areas of practice also subsume all aspects of legal counseling on media issues, as well as general business issues, including defamation, trade libel/product disparagement, privacy violations, printing and publishing counseling, First Amendment law, prepublication defamation review, prior restraints, advertising and commercial speech, newsrack issues, circulation/distribution issues, public records access, courtroom access, electronic media courtroom coverage, cable law, FCC Law, Telecommunications Act, cellular telephone towers, and the newsperson’s privilege.
Merchandising and Licensing
Our attorneys are well-versed in domestic and international licensing matters. Our experience extends to product, character and technology licensing, as well as to the registration and licensing of related patents, trademarks, and copyrights.
We are experts in the formation of all types of entities, the negotiation and drafting of distribution, publishing and production agreements, and advising and counseling in diverse fields such as related labor & employment law, telecommunications regulation and antitrust.
Our business counseling attorneys use innovative strategies and legal expertise to help our clients achieve their goals in the areas of corporate finance, including venture capital and public securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions and dispositions.
Clients include national, regional, and local newspaper companies in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, national and local wire services, national television companies and local affiliates, regional and local cable stations, radio stations, a regional professional association, as well as local commercial companies, government officials, politicians, and private individuals.