Shanen R. Prout Bly Law, PC

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Shanen Prout is an attorney with Bly Law, PC, a Los Angeles business boutique law firm.  Shanen provides counseling, business formation, transactional, and litigation services to clients of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to sole proprietorships.  Shanen’s clients include individuals, families, partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies, and non-profits.

Industries Served

    • Apparel
    • Graphic Arts
    • Independent Film
    • New Media and E-Commerce

Business Litigation

Shanen aggressively advocates for his clients in lawsuits before California state and federal courts.  He handles cases throughout all phases of their life cycle: from pre-filing negotiation, to fact investigation, into motion practice and case management, often to agreeable settlement, and—when necessary—through verdict at trial, and into post-trial motions and judgment collection.  Shanen prosecutes and defends against claims regarding:

    • Copyright, trademark and trade dress infringement
    • Theft of trade secrets
    • Violations of rights of publicity and privacy
    • Breach of contract
    • Debt collection
    • Corporate governance, partnership and shareholder disputes, and business entity “divorces”
    • Employment law—such as wage and hour, wrongful termination and sexual discrimination
    • Fraud
    • Defamation
    • Unfair competition

Fashion, Film Production & Business Transactions

In addition to representing clients in disputes, Shanen is also highly adept at structuring, negotiating and drafting various deals related to:

    • Apparel design, merchandising, distribution, and licensing
    • Models, talent, spokespersons, and designers
    • Independent film production
    • Copyright and trademark licenses and transfers of ownership
    • Employees, independent contractors, vendors and service providers
    • Marketing, advertising, and promotion of goods and services
    • Non-disclosure and confidentiality

 Education & Memberships

Shanen is admitted to practice law in California.  He graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2005, where he was a member of Pro Bono Legal Advocates (PBLA) and studied intellectual property and corporate law.  Shanen received his B.A. in Political Science and American and English Literature from the University of California, Davis.  He has also completed coursework in International Commercial Arbitration and International Human Rights at McGill University in Montréal, Canada.

Shanen is an active member of the State Bar of California’s Litigation Section and Business Law Section, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Entertainment Law & Intellectual Property Section and Litigation Section.  Shanen is also a Panel Attorney for California Lawyers for the Arts, a non-profit association that provides artists, arts organizations, and entertainment industry workers with affordable access to legal and business information and services.

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Shanen R. Prout Bly Law, PC

Our address

11845 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 1040 Los Angeles, CA 90064
34.0332161, -118.45165380000003
(310) 477-8604

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