Brad S. Kane has practiced law for more than twenty years in California, Washington, and Alaska. After a decade-long career in “Big Law,” in 2001 Mr. Kane started the Kane Law Firm, a Los Angeles-based practice. Mr. Kane takes a unique, humanistic approach with clients, always keeping the client engaged in their case and counseling clients toward fair and reasonable solutions to often emotional and complex problems.
The Kane Law Firm follows Mr. Kane’s interdisciplinary approach to law and avoids the often myopic “over-specialization” or one-sided thinking caused by only representing one side to a particular kind of dispute. For example, Mr. Kane regularly counsels and represents small and medium sized employers on the handling of employee disputes, while also representing aggrieved employees with serious claims against their own employers.
As a result, Mr. Kane is constantly searching for outside the box solutions to litigation and negotiations in areas spanning employment law, entertainment, insurance coverage, as well as business and corporation litigation. In fact, Mr. Kane has a reputation amongst his associates and colleagues of “taking cases no one else would take” and turning them into gold.
Mr. Kane also serves as General Counsel for the Talent Managers Association (“TMA”), and prepared their model contract. He frequently represents managers, agents, and actors in numerous entertainment law issues, including drafting contracts, litigating and resolving contract disputes, unauthorized use of image litigation, the Talent Agencies Act (California Labor Code §§ 1700.23-1700.47), and the Krekorian Act (California Labor Code § 1701). In 2007, Mr. Kane represented a personal manager in her dispute against a minor actor for unpaid commissions owed under a talent management contract. In the published Berg v. Traylor opinion, the Court re-affirmed the principle that the parents of child actors can be held liable for their child’s refusal to pay commissions to their manager. 149 Cal.App.4th 809 (2007). The decision was later affirmed on appeal. Mr. Kane has presented and discussed the Berg v. Traylor holding to the TMA, Screen Actors Guild members, and the general public.
Finally, Mr. Kane has an unshakable faith in our justice system derived from his experience clerking for Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Jay A. Rabinowitz, his experience as a lawyer, and serving over 250 times as a Judge Pro Tem. To Mr. Kane, the judicial system holds a unique ability to shape a person’s world view and how people see themselves. Mr. Kane earned his J.D. from Hastings College of the Law and his B.A. in history from University of California Los Angeles.