Lisa Orlando

Phone: 248-583-7300
Fax: 248-583-7733

Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • University of Michigan Alumni Association Member
  • Michigan State Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Arts, Communications, Entertainment and Sports (ACES) Section of the OCBA
  • Member of the Entertainment Law section of the American Bar Association
Bar & Court Admissions:
  • State Bar of Michigan, 1995
  • United States District Court-Eastern District of Michigan, 1995
My entertainment practice is devoted to the representation of recording artists, songwriters, producers, musicians, reality television show writers and actors, video producers, club DJ’s and performers, broadcast executives and radio & television personalities. I take pride in being accessible to artists at an early stage in their career and I strive to develop long lasting relationships with my clients. By helping artists make good decisions early in their careers and enter into solid agreements I can help their careers grow to it’s highest potential. With my extensive history, contacts and experience, I can also guide and represent established entertainment clients in their careers.

Services Provided
  • Consultation
  • Contract Drafting & Negotiation
  • Business Entity Formation
  • Copyright and Trademark Registration
  • Dispute Resolution & Mediation
  • Shopping artists
  • Production and Distribution Deals
  • Publishing Agreements
  • Personal Manager Contracts
  • Work for hire agreements
  • Reality show production and access agreements
  • Talent contracts
    • Radio & television
    • Performance agreements
    • Voice-Over & Narration Agreements
Client's Represented
  • Recording Artists
  • Songwriters
  • Musicians
  • Music Producers
  • Record labels
  • Concert Promoters
  • Visual Artists
  • Authors
  • Theatrical Writers
  • Reality TV personalities, writers and producers
  • Radio Personalities at stations across the country
  • Audiovisual Producers
Additional Facts
  • I discovered rapper, record producer, songwriter, and actor, Eminem and world-class techno artists Jeff Mills and Claude Young.
  • I have represented a municipality, screenwriters, executive producers, and actors in negotiating, shopping and securing protection and broadcast contracts for reality television shows.
  • I have won litigation on behalf of a DJ against a large Detroit nightclub.
  • I have won a wrongful employment termination lawsuit against the Detroit Urban League.
  • I have assisted a local studio in setting up its business including, but not limited to drafting recording contracts, publishing agreements, and songwriter and producer agreements.
Notable Clients
  • Multi-Platinum R & B group: Ready for the World
  • WiseGuy Records and Recording Studio