"Top 50 Lawyers In California - Spotlight on Entertainment Law"
"Top 100 Lawyers in California”
"SuperLawyers 2019: Southern California SuperLawyers Magazine"
The Art of Law: My Approach
• We specialize in entertainment, business and intellectual property transactions and litigation worldwide. The Practice has strategic partnerships all across the United States and 32 countries globally and handles litigation (all stages) and entertainment/IP rights management, acquisition, distribution and sale and entertainment branding advice and consultation. We serve as production legal for both scripted and unscripted content produced for television, film, digital and new media.
• We act as outside general counsel for a number of business clients and manage trademark and copyright portfolios and business matters for clients around the world, including Japan, China, European Union, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Romania, Ukraine, Dubai and the Middle East. We handle corporate, IP, labor/employment, tax and related matters utilizing our global network.
• We also handle complex commercial litigation primarily for consumer goods and/or entertainment properties worldwide typically with damages ranging from $1 million+. Recent wins/arguments: Trademark - Japanese High Court; Contract - Madrid Court of Appeals; Trademark/Copyright - US District Court CA; Contract/Fraud - Idaho Supreme Court; Trademark - Russian Trademark Appeals.
About Michelle Wodynski
Michelle Wodynski, founder of MDS Premier, P.C., is recognized as a leading entertainment, intellectual property and business lawyer and has earned a reputation as an aggressive and successful advocate in a variety of complex commercial, intellectual property and sports/entertainment matters. She also regularly counsels clients on the transactional side of these matters and serves as outside general counsel for a number of businesses.
Michelle’s experience includes the counseling and representation of Fortune 500 clients, Fortune 100 and emerging growth companies in complex commercial cases involving contracts, entertainment rights, new media, trademark and trade secrets, copyrights, patents, false advertising claims, antitrust and unfair competition issues, first amendment, corporate formation and partnership restructuring, employment, professional negligence and related matters. Michelle has successfully represented a diverse range of clients in the sports, entertainment (television, film, new media and internet), advertising and marketing, semiconductor, telecommunications, and consumer products industries, with cases ranging from between $1-300M.
Michelle's current and former client representations include: Starbucks, Victoria's Secret, V&S Vin & Sprit Aktiebolag (Absolut Vodka), IBM, Eastman Kodak, Caterpillar, Mandalay Sports Entertainment, Mandalay Sports (Baseball), Starz Media, Theta Healing Institute of Knowledge, Let’s Think Unique, Nike, Power Balance, Three Dog Night, Anna Nicole Smith, Cameron Diaz, Shaquille O’Neal, Reality TV Awards, Leepson Bounds Entertainment, Canvas Media Studios ... many other celebrities, artists, athletes, musicians, academy award winning entertainment industry professionals, telecommunications companies, fitness/yoga, meditation, and consumer products.
We accept clients on referral only and treat them like family.