Entries by Joshua Biletsky

Where to Incorporate

When the topic of what state to form your business in comes up, most people immediately say Delaware. In certain situations, this may be the right answer, but the state of Delaware is often thrown around as the answer more than it should. There are many issues to take into consideration when determining which state […]

Work-for-Hire

If you take a closer look into your favorite movie, television show, or song, you may come to realize that there are a lot of different components that go into these productions. Even more so, each individual who contributed to the project may have different roles in the production as well. Take a hit song […]

New Mexico Tax Incentives

  Many states around the country offer tax incentives to film and television productions in an attempt to lure the production into the state. With major motion picture and television productions comes the possibility of a state receiving a great economic benefit from having the production team located in the state as well as the […]

Happy Birthday Copyright

The timeless classic “Happy Birthday” has been around in some form since as early as the late 19th century. However, for the last 80 years, there has been an underlying ownership claim to the song which has required those who had performed the song to pay license fees or royalties. First, a little background about […]

Cuba Trademarks

For the last 50 years, Cuba has been an almost unreachable destination for U.S citizens. Sure, there were loop holes and ways to get there, but for the majority, Cuba was an off-limits territory. This all changed in December of 2014 when U.S President Obama declared the easing of the embargo that has placed restrictions between […]

Biletsky Law Video Blog Introduction

Hello everyone, I am proud to re-introduce myself as I begin a new series of video blogs, or “vlogs”. My name is Joshua Biletsky and I am the founder of Biletsky Law. I am an attorney based in Hollywood, California and provide legal services to clients in the entertainment industry as well as to entrepreneurs […]

What does the new California law for LLCs mean for me?

On January 1, 2014 a new law in California was enacted that impacts new and existing limited liability companies (LLCs) alike. So what does this new law mean and does it have any effect on you? This article will explore what the new law aims to achieve and what it means to your business. Background […]

What’s In A Copyright?

In modern society, copyrights come up more than you may notice. Basically every book, movie, television show, play, and drawing are subject to copyright laws. Understanding what exactly copyrights are and how copyright laws work will help give you a better understanding of the subject. So let’s start with what a copyright is. Copyright law […]

Is an LLC the best option for me?

Relatively speaking, LLCs are one of the newer entity choices that companies may be structured as. But just because it’s a popular entity choice doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the right choice for you. So let’s explore some of the advantages and disadvantages of selecting an LLC.   But first, what is an LLC? An LLC, […]