Barnes & Thornburg has announced that Brian L. Schall has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner in the Entertainment, Media and Sports Practice Group. He joins from Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP.
“We’re thrilled to be able to tap into Brian’s extensive experience providing counsel to some of the best in the music business,” said Jason Karlov, chair of Barnes & Thornburg’s Entertainment, Media and Sports Practice Group. “He has a track record of smart and original problem-solving for some of the entertainment industry’s greatest challenges, and we look forward to offering his unique industry skillset to our clients.”
Brian has advised and guided the careers of various multi-platinum musicians, songwriters, electronic artists, social content creators, music publishers, record companies, management companies, music industry executives and record producers in connection with their various legal needs. He counsels clients on virtually all aspects of the music industry, including, negotiating and drafting recording agreements; producing agreements; distribution agreements; endorsement agreements; catalogue sales agreements; music licensing agreements; merchandising agreements; touring agreements; worldwide residency agreements; management agreements; and executive employment agreements.
Additionally, Brian’s clientele includes entertainment entrepreneurs, concert promoters, chefs, social influencers, fashion designers, nightlife venues, athletes and various music-related brands.
“Brian is a fantastic addition to our office as we continue to grow our Los Angeles footprint and offerings, particularly for entertainment and media,” said Kevin D. Rising, managing partner of Barnes & Thornburg’s Los Angeles office. “We’re excited to add Brian’s knowledge of and experience in the music industry to our talented team of attorneys.”
Brian received his J.D. from Southwestern University with honors and his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.