The world of celebrity lawyers has high stakes. Some lawyers themselves even become celebrities. Providing legal services to high-profile individuals has some differences from standard law for those in this field, although many aspects and basic principles remain the same. Here are five interesting aspects of working as a lawyer to celebrities.
The sphere celebrities move in can be energetic and exciting for them and for all those around them. Flashy, glitzy, and fast-moving, celebrity lives seem to have something new around every turn. Individual quirks and idiosyncrasies also add to the interest of high-profile lives. Lawyers who work with celebrities in any industry must be able to react quickly as circumstances change and events develop. Sometimes, however, constant excitement can lead to anxiety about what might happen next, especially if a lawyer’s client is having legal problems.
Unexpected Actions and Reactions
Attorneys who work with high-profile people, whether they are musicians, actors, or athletes, sometimes must deal with unexpected reactions and responses. Celebrities, for whatever reason, may not feel bound to interact in generally accepted ways with their lawyers or anybody else. Lawyers working with celebrities, such as music industry attorney John Branca, discover this quickly.
Attorneys in many areas of specialty law appreciate their jobs are not repetitive. This is especially true for lawyers working with high-profile people. No situation is like another. Criminal lawyers are often seen as having widely varying careers with interesting cases, but this is also true of lawyers working with celebrities, even when handling seemingly mundane business matters.
Lawyers also get to use their intellects to solve problems, develop strategies, and manage sometimes difficult clients. This is certainly true for those providing legal services to celebrities.
Cater to Personal Interests
There are a number of high-profile industries that require attorneys, either for individuals working within them or for the industries themselves. Lawyers can choose to focus on one of these industries based on their personal passions and interests. For example, attorneys can work exclusively within the athletic industry, or they can set up shop in Hollywood and work within the film industry. Musicians always need sound legal advice from knowledgeable attorneys, whether for dramatic cases or simply to read through contracts and determine if arrangements are in their best interests.
Many legal skills transfer well, which offers lawyers a variety of options. This is certainly true for those who work with high-profile clients. In fact, they may have even more options, since some of the high status of their clients is commonly transferred to them. The public at large is enthralled by celebrities, and any brush with these high-profile elites is considered desirable. Those who know the celebrities well and provide legal services are in high demand themselves as consultants, authors, and speakers.
Celebrity Law’s Benefits
Lawyers who work with celebrities in any high-profile industry get to reap a number of benefits, from increased career options to intellectual stimulation to excitement. However, they also must be prepared to handle tense situations and deal with the unexpected. For those who enjoy the law and appreciate high-profile status, celebrity law is a field without parallel.
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