Hertz Schram Adds to Entertainment Law Team


BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Bloomfield Hills-based law firm Hertz Schram PC has added Joseph A. Bellanca to the team of Howard Hertz and Jay Yasso in the firm’s entertainment law practice. The firm has represented some of entertainment’s best-known talents, including Eminem, Mike Posner, and Elmore Leonard.

In addition to entertainment law matters, Bellanca, Howard Hertz and the intellectual property law team at Hertz Schram advise clients regarding copyright, trademark and trade secret matters, as well as intellectual property protection, litigation, maintenance, licensing, enforcement and registration.

Prior to joining Hertz Schram, Bellanca was the founder of Bellanca & Associates, which specialized in sports and entertainment, intellectual property and corporate law, as well as labor relations, civil litigation and criminal defense. He also served as the general manager of Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights where he worked with a number of music icons including B.B. King, Don Henley, James Brown, and Al Green.

With the addition of Bellanca, Hertz Schram has boosted its reputation as the law firm with the most experienced entertainment law practice in Metro Detroit and across Michigan. Howard Hertz has practiced entertainment law for more than 33 years, even before the founding of Hertz Schram in 1979 and continues to be called upon as a national expert in the field.

Both Bellanca and Hertz were recently named “2013 Top Lawyers” in the field of Entertainment Law by DBusiness magazine and Hertz is also recognized by “Best Lawyers in America” and has been featured in “Super Lawyers.”

Well respected in the field of entertainment law, some of Hertz Schram’s best known clients have also included Sixto Rodriguez of the Academy Award winning documentary, Searching for Sugarman, Marilyn Manson, United States Olympic Figure Skaters Meryl Davis and Charlie White, Insane Clown Posse and Psychopathic Records, The Romantics, Pantera, Warner Tamerlane, and Atlantic Records.