Welcome to our law firm website.
Since 1983 I've had the privilege of providing legal services to arts and entertainment clients exclusively. Our clients are primarily based in Canada, but do business in the arts and entertainment sectors all over the world.
Our firm is knowledgeable, experienced and ready to assist by providing legal services in a professional manner and on a timely basis, keeping in mind that a law practice is a service and a profession, not just a business.
We look forward to being of service to you.
Sanderson Entertainment Law is an entertainment and arts law firm located in Toronto, Canada, which consists of lawyer Paul Sanderson, entertainment paralegal Paul Irvine, and Esther Fairbairn, senior legal assistant and office manager. Frank Farfan is counsel to the firm.
We primarily provide legal services to music and arts law clients concerning their specific contractual matters, but also provide service and advice to our clients concerning trade mark, copyright and corporate matters relevant to their business affairs.
Our music business clients include recording artists, songwriters, managers, engineers, mixers, record producers, music production companies, music publishers, record distributors, record labels, music industry executives and booking agents.
Our visual arts clients include fine artists, painters, sculptors, photographers, graphic arts designers, art galleries, arts associations, arts councils, visual arts copyright collectives, video artists, performance artists and multi-media artists.
We service our Canadian clients throughout Canada and assist them with international representation, advise our international clients with respect to Canadian legal issues in our areas of expertise and maintain a network of national and international contacts, with a view to furthering our clients’ interests in the music business and visual art field.
"We Represent Your Best Choice."
Chester Bryan writes on January 30, 2017
I can not say enough about the amazing service provided by Sanderson Entertainment Law. Thank you for you Paul and team.
Anna Mara writes on July 13, 2017
Thanks again to Esther and Paul! I'm very happy with this deal and Paul did a fantastic job for me. I always felt like I was in
good hands, with someone who had my back. And you guys were both so professional and prompt with everything. Even though
my deal wasn't that big, you never made me feel like a small fish! I couldn't have received better service if it was a multi-million
dollar contract. Everthing I said about you was the truth! You guys are great; and you made me feel important and looked after me, as
if I was a superstar! Thanks again for everything! I will definitely be back if I need more legal help; and I hope you consider me a client!
Sally Lee, Executive Director, CARFAC Ontario writes on july 25, 2017
Paul is a fountain of knowledge and has done so much for CARFAC Ontario over the years through ALAS and also with developing
resources such as our "Artists' Contracts" publication. I also believe that he is a music industry legend.
Layth H. Gafoor, Managing Partner, Lucentem Sports & Entertainment Law Professional Corporation writes on September 13, 2017
"Paul - I wanted to thank you for all of your help on the negotiations. I am extraordinatrily grateful to you for making the time and so patiently working through the finer points with me. I am happy to report that my client was very pleased with our service and indicated that we were able to exceed his initial expectations both in service and agreement terms."