At SMVT, we represent authors, publishers and advertisers in matters ranging from content clearance and pre-publication review to regulatory compliance.

Writers, publishers and advertisers face many intellectual property, First Amendment, libel and privacy considerations. At SMVT, we have a broad understanding of the publishing and advertising industries and we put it to use for our clients.

At SMVT, we love to read. We will happily review any draft content before publication to check for potential legal issues. We work to understand the underlying product so that we can tailor our legal advice to the specific business needs of our clients.

We can assist with contract drafting and negotiation, including publishing contracts, promotional agreements, advertising deals and license agreements. We represent clients in the protection of intellectual property, including copyrights, and also the defense of claims of infringement, libel or invasion of privacy. We also handle general business and corporate matters for publishing clients.

In addition, for advertising clients, we can assist with compliance with data privacy laws and obtaining public databases for marketing purposes.

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