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our mission is to provide advocacy, creativity and protection for artists, executives, writers, producers and entertainment-oriented businesses in a rapidly evolving environment.

our work

Our work primarily revolves around the entertainment industry, i.e., live entertainment, recording industry, music publishing, television, motion picture and books. From time-to-time, our work also involves the incorporation of new forms of technology and/or internet-based concepts and their integration with traditional forms of entertainment. We advise, consult, draft and negotiate every form of entertainment contract. We engage tax and/or corporate specialists where appropriate. Our services include acting as “general counsel” for companies and multi-national artists, as well as handling simple day-to-day legal matters. We represent companies, private equity, new artists, legacy artists and creative people at all levels.


Doug Mark

Doug Mark has practiced law in the entertainment industry since 1986. He has been a partner in a small firm and a medium sized firm and has also been a record and publishing executive for major labels and independents. His clients include Grammy winners, Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame members, major record companies and film studios, authors, label presidents, artists, etc. His current work covers the range from private equity transactions, to books, television, motion pictures and especially music. He graduated Cum Laude from U.S.F. School of law in 1985 and lives with his wife and three sons. He graduated Cum Laude from U.S.F. School of law in 1985.

David Ferreria

David Ferreria represents a wide range of clients in music, entertainment, multimedia and art and is equally adept at handling transactions for artists, business entities and executives. Having played music since the age of 5, David has a passion for the arts, which is reflected in his meticulous yet pragmatic approach to the firm’s law practice. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. He began his law career in 1997 at Epitaph Records as its Business Affairs attorney and then was an attorney at the entertainment law firm of Barnes Morris Klein Mark Yorn Barnes & Levine from 2000-2007. David joined Mark Music & Media Law at its inception and is a partner with the firm. He devotes his free time to volunteer work as an active Freemason and training in capoeira.

Eric Morris

Eric Morris has been an artist, tour manager, venue promoter and worked within both indie and major record labels. Each stop has helped create a unique perspective he brings to bear in representing and advising a wide variety of entertainment industry clients. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from the University of California, San Diego in 2006 and his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 2010 and currently serves as in-house business affairs counsel at Epitaph Records. Eric still performs regularly with several bands, is an avid nature photographer, and has a beard that works perfectly for today's alternative music culture.

Jared Tankel

Jared Tankel* joined Mark Music & Media Law in the spring of 2015. Prior to joining the firm, Jared worked at an artist management company for several years, occupying many roles from legal to management to publisher and working with Grammy winning and nominated artists and producers. An internationally touring musician and award-winning songwriter himself, Jared has an acute understanding of issues facing creative individuals and companies in the entertainment and new media industries. Jared continues to tour as bandleader for The Budos Band and oversees day-to-day operations for his company, Extraordinaire Music, a publishing company with credits on multiple top 100 Billboard singles and placements in several films and TV series. Jared received his B.A. from Haverford College in 2002 where he majored in German and Philosophy and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 2008. He recently moved to Los Angeles with his wife, Austen.

*Licensed to practice in NY

Elizabeth Gregory

I don’t think there’s anything interesting about me.I don’t like music; it jangles my nerves. I like interesting people. My favorite movie is Diva. My second favorite movie is 24 Hour Party People. I can’t cook except on Thanksgiving. I can bake like a pro. This is because I can follow directions. I write a travel blog with my daughter called Wonderland And Back. I know most of the English Monarchs and all of the Mitford Sisters in chronological order. I’ve read all of Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Sir Walter Scott and Arthur Conan Doyle. I’m afraid that when I’m old I may turn into Miss Marple. I’m afraid that I’m more than half way there already.

I have the free-floating morality that allows me to be able to work with people who regularly make unorthodox business and personal decisions without judging them, but I request that I not be held responsible when the results cannot be controlled and are not to the client’s liking. I started by representing such punk rock legends as The Jesus Lizard, The Cows and The Melvins, along with Mister Bungle. I have no idea how that happened. I’ve seen Steve Albini in his underwear backstage at CBGB’s. I don’t know how that happened either. I know what 8,000 booing people sounds like because my husband is in a band with Mike Patton.

My husband is cult hero guitar player Duane Denison. I’ve had to deal with the police three times in my career, and every time involved one of my husband’s bands (but never my husband). I have one client in the Country Music Hall of Fame, and one in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Neither one is my husband.

I go to Dose Coffee shop every single day. I’m a proud supporter of NPR and Nashville Public Television, but I’ve had it with both the Democrats and the Republicans. I'm a recovering control freak. I love to speak on panels, but am frequently mortified at the things I say. I’m a sucker for anyone who laughs at my jokes. I still use a blackberry because it has buttons and superior encryption. I’m perfectly happy being the only girl, but will leave the party if you start making sex and potty jokes. I believe in the Paleo Diet, but god, I’m always hungry. I’ve never done anything but worked in the music business. I’m worth every penny.

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