Hi All! Please forgive me as I'm sure this isn't the best place to ask this, but I'm struggling to find help and would rather not just shoot into the dark of cyberspace to find one! I've been offered a publishing deal (exciting!!!) and I'd like to consult with a seasoned IP attorney who deals with pub contracts in order to negotiate the best deal. Although I was an IP attorney back in the day, this wasn't my area of expertise and I'm looking for a pro (though the budget is tight). I'm in Chicago, though I don't think he/she would need to be. Any recs would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks in advance for your help:)
I suggest you go to Lawyers.com. The contract (as you know) provides that it is governed by the law of a certain state, and that any action would have to be brought there. It may even specify the county or city. Find a lawyer in that state. I don't think anyone not admitted in that state could advise you on it. Congratulations and good luck.