Jon Pfeiffer's Trial Experience

Jon Pfeiffer is a battle-tested entertainment trial attorney. He has successfully tried over sixty-five cases to conclusion before juries, judges and arbitrators ranging from basic entertainment and commercial cases to the most complex "bet the company" battles. Mr. Pfeiffer's trials have involved the following claims:

  • Abuse of process
  • Breach of contract (including breach of motion picture distribution agreements, motion picture investment agreement, advisory fee agreement concerning the sale of stock, breach of promissory note, breach of employment agreements, breach of guarantee, breach of purchase contracts involving the purchase and sale of business, and breach of commission agreements)
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Contempt
  • Covenant not to compete
  • Conversion
  • Fraud
  • Fraudulent transfer of assets
  • Intentional infliction of emotional distress
  • Interference with prospective business advantage
  • Malicious prosecution
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Negligence
  • Punitive damages
  • Unjust enrichment

When clients are sued or find it necessary to bring litigation to enforce their rights, experience is essential in the tactical battles that arise in every case. In addition to the claims Jon Pfeiffer has tried (see above), Mr. Pfeiffer has developed experience and special expertise litigating cases involving the following issues:

  • Copyright infringement
  • Defamation (libel and slander)
  • Merchandising rights
  • Motion picture credit (on advertising and release prints)
  • Motion picture profit participation
  • Pay or play entitlement obligations
  • Personality rights (appropriation of celebrity name for commercial purposes)
  • Temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions
  • Trade dress
  • Trademark
  • Unfair competition


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