OF Counsel

Larry Zerner

Civil & Criminal Law

OF Counsel

Larry Zerner

Civil & Criminal Law


Larry Zerner is one of the foremost copyright and entertainment lawyers in Los Angeles. He has successfully represented individuals and corporations in disputes involving matters of copyright infringement, right of publicity, breach of contract, defamation, motion picture distribution, trademark, and business disputes. Larry also regularly drafts and negotiates contracts related to, among other things, motion picture and television rights, talent agreements, script options, and talent management contracts.

Larry began his career as a professional actor and his past experience gives Larry great insight into the problems of the artists. One of the things that Larry is most proud of is that he is one of the founding members of the California Society of Entertainment Lawyers, an organization dedicated to protecting the rights of artists.

Not only is Larry an avid video gamer, he is one of the few (if only) lawyers who are also a character in a video game (Shelly” in the Friday the 13th Game). Larry is also a regular speaker on issues important to artists and regularly speaks at San Diego Comic-Con, California Lawyers for the Arts, and The Great American Pitch Fest.

Activities & Affiliations

  • California Society of Entertainment Lawyers – Founding Member
  • California Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Speaker – I’m A Celebrity, You Can’t Do That (Can You?) A Right of Publicity Panel – California Society of Entertainment Lawyers
  • Guest Speaker – Super Lawyers Unite! – San Diego Comic-Con
  • Guest Speaker – Comic-Con Law School – San Diego Comic-Con
  • Guest Speaker – Hot Topics In The Law – San Diego Comic-Con
  • Guest Speaker – A Helping Hand – San Diego Comic-Con
  • Guest Speaker - 10 Ten Legal Tips Writers Need to Know To Avoid Getting Ripped Off – New Playwrights Foundation
  • Guest Speaker – Legal Tips for Screenwriters – Creative Screenwriting Expo
  • Guest Speaker - 10 Ten Legal Tips Writers Need to Know To Avoid Getting Ripped Off – Great American Pitchfest
  • Guest Speaker - 10 Ten Legal Tips Writers Need to Know To Avoid Getting Ripped Off – ScriptFest
  • Guest Speaker – Legal Tips for Screenwriters – California Lawyers for the Arts
  • Moderator - Terminated On Friday the 13th: An Update On Terminating Copyright Transfers – Beverly Hills Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • California

Education