Morningstar Law Group Seeks Legal Assistant / Office Administrator for Downtown Durham Office

August 24, 2018 | Tagged:

Morningstar Law Group is looking for a motivated legal assistant / office administrator to support its downtown Durham office. Duties include attorney support, word processing, reception, supply ordering and stocking, general facilities and administrative support as needed.  The successful candidate will be an effective, professional communicator with client support experience, will be highly technologically proficient, […]

13 Morningstar Law Group attorneys named to 2019 Best Lawyers® list

We are pleased to announce that 13 of our attorneys have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as a reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was […]

Frequently Asked Questions – Publishing Agreements

July 19, 2018 | Tagged: Mitch Tuchman

What rights does a publisher acquire from an author? What rights should an author grant?
A publisher typically wants the author to authorize an exclusive, worldwide license to exercise all of the author’s rights under copyright and the ability to authorize others to do so throughout the entire term and territory of the agreement. This might serve an author’s purposes but only if it doesn’t constitute “biting at air.” Know what your publisher has accomplished for writers who came before you with respect to each of the rights under discussion. Ascertain whether your publisher has arranged for such things as foreign-language editions or the sale of motion picture rights, and if not, grant such rights sparingly if at all. Negotiate a reversion of any right not exploited by the publisher within a reasonable period.

MLG’s Mitch Tuchman negotiates film, TV deal for literary agency

June 01, 2018 | Tagged: Mitch Tuchman

Argent Pictures has optioned the film and television rights for a much-anticipated debut novel from award-winning author Rea Frey. Morningstar Law Group’s Mitch Tuchman represented Frey’s literary agency, Holloway Literary, and worked closely with the agency’s owner, Nikki Terpilowski, to close the deal. Read the write-up by Deadline Hollywood for more details. Mitch recently worked […]

Morningstar Law Group Proud to Support Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

May 23, 2018 | Tagged: Jennifer (Collins) Van Doren

We’re proud to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in its fight to find a cure. You can help, too!  Despite the clouds, there was a great turnout for the Great Strides event on Saturday, May 19. Donations still accepted. Visit our team page for details.