Attorney at Law
As an attorney whose practice is devoted to the representation of clients in film, television,and theatre, he helps producers, directors, writers, actors and other industry professionals make deals that make sense, and that get their productions developed, financed, produced and distributed. His practice also covers intellectual property, cyberspace, new media, business and corporate matters for clients in the entertainment industry.
"We hired Gordon to draft an agreement for a large new media development transaction our company was entering into. He provided expert advice from both a legal and business strategy perspective. His in-depth legal knowledge, attention to detail and ability to create a water-tight agreement was invaluable. We intend to hire Gordon again for future work (Roman Reyhani, Entrepreneur)"
"As a former Associate Dean at USC, I've worked with many attorneys, and intellectual property issues were always the ones that were most ambiguous, challenging, and prone to damaging relationships. Gordon is, simply put, the best IP attorney I've met. He helped CultureSync negotiate some tricky issues, and some complex situations. Although he's an outstanding attorney, my highest praise is that he's emerged as a trusted advisor on our business (Dave Logan, CEO, Culturesync)"
Columbia College Hollywood
Sep 2012 - Present
Teach a comprehensive course in entertainment law to undergraduate film students.
Theatre Producer Academy
Aug 2010 - Present
Created a comprehensive online training curriculum for theatrical producers.
Law offices of Gordon P. Firemark
Jan 1994 - Present
Full Service Transactional representation of businesses, executives, artists and entrepreneurs in the fields of theatre, film, television, publishing and other media. Negotiate complex business transactions for the development, financing and production of entertainment properties. Counsel and assist clients with Copyright and Trademark protection, prosecution and enforcement.
Southwestern Law School
Professor of Law
Jun 2010 - Aug 2014
Taught a course in Theatre Law for students in online LLM in Entertainment Law.
Loyola Marymount University
Aug 2006 - May 2012
Survey course in Business Law to undergraduate business majors
Fierce Theatricals, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer/Producer
Apr 2005 - Jul 2010
Produced and managed theatrical plays, musical, variety and cabaret performance productions in regional and touring presentations.
The Business Affairs Group
Jul 1997 - Dec 2003
Served as ‘outside’ general counsel and business affairs adviser to motion picture, television and theatrical production companies, cable networks, distributors as well as talent and literary agencies and management firms; counseled clients regarding intellectual property protection, management and litigation. Negotiated and drafted development, financing, production and distribution agreements
Neville L. Johnson & Associates
Jan 1993 - Jun 1993
Handled a large caseload of litigation and transactional matters for clients in the music, television, motion picture, and theater industries