A Los Angeles native, Mr. Sprecher's practice focuses on all areas of entertainment and general business litigation, including protection of talent in all areas of the entertainment industry and prosecution of claims on clients' behalf regarding their endeavors.
In 1992, Mr. Sprecher joined the nationally recognized entertainment litigation boutique Lavely & Singer P.C. Over the following seven years, Mr. Sprecher worked on a wide variety of high-stakes and high profile cases with and against some of the finest entertainment litigators in the country. In 2000, Mr. Sprecher joined the entertainment litigation department at Liner Yankelevitz Sunshine & Regenstreif LLP (currently, Liner Grode Stein Yankelevitz Sunshine Regenstreif & Taylor, LLP) as the first full-time senior litigation counsel in its then-fledgling entertainment department.
In September 2005, Mr. Sprecher launched his own firm in order to provide his expert litigation advice without the bloated overhead and costs resulting from a larger firm environment.
Mr. Sprecher's experience includes cases in State and Federal courts involving, among other issues, talent/manager disputes, talent/agency disputes, profit and accounting issues, distribution disputes, financing disputes, guild residual claims, credit claims and disputes, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, idea submission disputes, trademark registrations, right of publicity, domain name and cybersquatting disputes, and defamation. Mr. Sprecher also has significant experience before the California Department of Industrial Relations and in arbitrations before the Hollywood guilds, and he has tried numberous cases before the Independent Film & Television Alliance through final determinations and judgments.
As and when necessary, the firm associates experienced litigators on an accordion-like basis to serve our clients' needs.
Mr. Sprecher is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., 1985) and Southwestern University School of Law (J.D., 1993).
Max J. Sprecher