What We Do
The firm primarily provides legal services regarding agreements in the music, film, visual arts and literary fields. Included below is a list of various specific agreements that we can review, comment on, negotiate or draft on your behalf.
The firm also has expertise in the other legal areas outlined below. For other legal matters not listed, we may assist you by referring you to our network of skilled practitioners.
Our current hourly rates are $385 for Paul Sanderson and $200 for Paul Irvine. Contact us for an estimate.
Agreements - Music
Agents and Managers
Composer-publisher single song and exclusive term
Sale of music publishing catalogue
Music for Film, Television, Video, Video Games and Multi-Media
Master use and synchronization licensing
Music video production
Domestic and foreign licensing of record masters
Labeling, credit and notices
Master purchase and sale
Master use licence
Merchandising and Endorsements
Contracts and riders
Sound and light agreements
Agreements for musicians’ services
Amending agreements and addenda
Contracts with minors
Musical group partnership
Personal service Agreements
Review of accounting and royalty statements
Private and Public Commission Agreements
Author - Publisher
Film and Television
Option Agreement (Rights Acquisition)
Personal and location release
The approximate cost of legal fees and disbursements is approximately $1,600.00 plus HST.
The breakdown is approximately $900 or $1,100 for legal fees which involves the proper organization of the company once incorporated and approximately $700 for disbursements. Disbursements are out of pocket costs expended on your behalf including government filing fee, minute book and share certificates.
Fees for Shareholder agreements begin at $1,500 plus HST.
BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
Business name registration and disbursements – Legal fees plus disbursements is $250.00.
DISSOLUTION OF A CORPORATION
Dissolution of a corporation – legal fees $225, plus disbursements.
CANADIAN TRADEMARK REGISTRATION
(1) The government fee for filing a trade mark application is currently
$300.00 and the cost of the registration is $200.00 for a total of $500.00.
(2) Legal fees for drafting the trademark application and correspondence with the CIPO (Canadian Intellectual Property Office) are in addition to the disbursements and are approximately $1,000 for routine trade mark applications.
(3) The cost of a Canadian trademark application that proceeds in a routine manner (i.e., with few substantive legal issues raised by the CIPO TM Examiner) to registration inclusive of fees and disbursements between $1,500.00 - $2,000.00.
Canadian – Quote upon request.
Government filing fee per title - $50.00 CDN online or $65.00 CDN by mail.
U.S. – Quote upon request.
Government filing fee per title - $35.00 U.S.D.
NOTARY PUBLIC SERVICES
All notarization services are provided by Paul Sanderson, Barrister & Solicitor who is a qualified Notary Public and Commissioner-of-Oaths in and for the Province of Ontario.
Notarization of one (1) document - $45.00 + HST
Notarization of each additional document - $20.00 + HST
Consent to travel documents - $55.00 + HST
Draft and notarization of affidavits and statutory declarations (Please contact us for a quote).
WILLS AND POWERS OF ATTORNEY
Wills and Powers of Attorney packages - $450 + HST