Practice Areas

KHIKS attorneys come from diverse law backgrounds and collectively specialize in the following practice areas.

Entertainment Litigation

KHIKS is widely regarded as Hollywood’s go-to entertainment litigation law firm. Entertainment litigation is a true specialty practice requiring intimate knowledge of industry players, practices, deals, and trends. We are privileged to handle the most sophisticated, cutting-edge entertainment litigation work in the nation.

Intellectual Property Litigation

We regularly counsel our clients regarding their IP strategies and portfolios, and we litigate to protect and defend their patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, reputation, privacy rights, and rights of publicity. Our attorneys have the savvy and skill to handle the most nuanced IP litigation matters, from prosecuting or defending complex claims of patent infringement to resolving the breach of detailed worldwide IP licensing agreements.

Entertainment IP Litigation

Entertainment IP Litigation is a hybrid of our Entertainment and Intellectual Property Litigation practice areas. This specialty practice area allows us to take advantage of our in-depth industry knowledge to help individuals, companies, and celebrity estates defend their valuable brands, names and assets, which, unless protected, can leave them exposed and vulnerable. This includes assisting entertainment companies and individuals in copyright and trademark infringement litigation, disputes concerning endorsement and licensing deals, and disputes over new and emerging platforms, such as social media.

Business Litigation

Not every case involves the entertainment industry, and our non-showbiz clients routinely rely on us to resolve their disputes, big and small, in a wide array of settings and industries, including toys, real estate, insurance, diamonds and jewelry, manufacturing, accounting and legal malpractice, divorce, tax shelters, and some high profile actions for personal injury. Our services range from counseling to mediation, and from arbitration to “bet the company” jury trials to appeals.

Criminal Defense

KHIKS is unique among civil litigation firms in its ability to represent individuals accused of crimes. Due to KHIKS’s deep involvement in the entertainment industry and our understanding of the sensitive public relations issues, we are often asked to represent celebrities and entertainment industry executives accused of wrongdoing. Outside the entertainment community, we regularly represent individuals and companies in white-collar criminal investigations and prosecutions From DUIs to theft, from assault to alleged financial schemes, our lawyers work for our clients whose liberty is at stake.