Steven T. Lowe

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Steve

Senior Attorney & Managing Partner

With more than 30 years of experience, Steven T. Lowe is one of the entertainment industry's preeminent attorneys.  Known for, among other things, his groundbreaking work in the field of copyright law, his firm's devotion to advancing the interests of artists, creators, writers, filmmakers, and producers (among others), Mr. Lowe and the firm, Lowe & Associates (the “Firm”), continues to meet and surpass client expectations. The Firm continues to rack up rave testimonials from its clients with each case the Firm resolves. 

As Managing Partner of Lowe & Associates, Mr. Lowe oversees all matters involving entertainment transactions and litigation including: intellectual property (copyright and trademark) matters, business formation, contracts, and cases involving unfair business practices.

Mr. Lowe is also a proud founding member, and current President, of the California Society of Entertainment Lawyers (CSEL) (2013), a not for profit corporation of attorneys dedicated to artists' rights.

Over the past year, Mr. Lowe has been successful in settling numerous lawsuits including an “idea theft” case involving the television series “The Mick,” after defeating a Motion for Summary Judgment by FOX in November 2018 (Lewis v. Fox); and a case which involved trademark infringement, unfair business practices and misappropriation of trade secret claims (Biohazard v. Greer); among many others. The Firm also prevailed in 2018 in connection with an employment law matter brought in front of the Labor Commissioner on behalf of an entertainment industry client (Kruper v. McCann), and successfully brought a motion to dismiss in Utah (Puravai v. Blue Can). In addition, in July 2018, Mr. Lowe organized and moderated a panel for CSEL regarding “Rights of Publicity.” Furthermore, in July 2018, Mr. Lowe's groundbreaking article “Death of Copyright 3: The Awakening” was published in the Los Angeles Lawyer.

Over the course of the last few years, Lowe & Associates has won numerous motions, including multiple motions for summary judgment, motions to dismiss (in both state and federal court), motions to strike, and an anti-SLAPP motion. For example, in June 2017, the Firm (along with appellate counsel) was instrumental in obtaining an important appellate decision whereby a decision in favor of plaintiff in an Anti-SLAPP motion was affirmed by the 9th Circuit. (see, Jordan Benel v. Universal City Studios, Inc., 859 F.3d 1184 (2017)).     In June 2015 concerning the same case, Lowe & Associates successfully defended numerous dispositive motions filed by defendants. The firm has also received multiple federal court decisions in favor of its clients including Van Dyke v. Lions Gate Entertainment, Inc. (2014), Benel v. Universal Studios, Inc. (2015) and GeoData v. APPF (2016). WestLaw citations to be provided. 

In 2014, the Firm's United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) amicus brief, on behalf of the organization Mr. Lowe co-founded, California Society of Entertainment Lawyers (CSEL), rocked the legal world in a very public victory against a major studio in Petrella v. MGM, 134 S.Ct. 1962 (2014).  His article, coauthored with a colleague, about the case:  "Raging Bull Impales Hollywood Circuit" was published in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals.

In 2012 and 2013, Mr. Lowe served as a panelist and chair for the Beverly Hills Bar Association's seminars entitled "Death of Copyright" and "Death of Copyright: The Sequel" (named after his articles of he same name).  The articles examine the glaring inconsistencies within copyright law and have become required reading at UCLA Law School (copyright and entertainment classes). In addition, in May 2016 Mr. Lowe co-chaired a panel about Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Trends for CSEL. Mr. Lowe's earlier published articles include: “Drafting Tips for Transactional Attorneys,” Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals (March 2010); “Royal Treatment,” Los Angeles Lawyer (June 2006); “Credit Where Credit Is Due,” Los Angeles Lawyer (December 2004); and “Pre-emptive Strike,” Los Angeles Lawyer (March 2003).

Mr. Lowe is admitted to practice in the State of California, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.  He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law and an active member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (including its attorney referral panel).

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  • Steven T. Lowe and the Lowe Law firm negotiated my TV series idea theft case, settling amicably with a major network without even having to file a suit.

    Over the past 15 years, while living in Hollywood, California, I've worked in the film business as an actor, writer, producer, director, editor, and camera operator. This has caused me to need a top-notch attorney and firm to provide well-crafted contracts to personally protect me, my company, an...
  • Karen Kruper

    It's tricky finding a lawyer that you like enough to hire, trust enough to go for the throat and can be available to outline options in a language non lawyers can understand. Steven Lowe was a recommendation and from our first conversation, I felt confident that he could stickhandle my case(s) ef...
  • Jonathan Hodges on behalf of The Hodges Family and Hollywood Sound Recorders. recommended Lowe | LeFan

    On behalf of my family, I want to express how grateful we are for all the hard work the team has put in during the past few weeks. I can't put into words what it felt like after reading what was filed today. To actually know lawyers are doing everything they can to represent us is exhilarating. I...
  • Yaasmyn Fula

    First retained Steven in 1997 and received excellent legal analysis and success for 20 years. In my lawsuit against Death Row Records, Interscope Records, Estate of Tupac Shakur, et. al., his interpretation of laws and methodical negotiation style was instrumental in securing royalties for my dec...
  • Kevin Nguyen

    Steven's legal counsel and business expertise has been a great help to our business. Great team to work with and highly recommended.
  • Kent A. Recommends Lowe & Associates

    Lowe & Associates were recommended to me by Attorney Howard E. King when seeking the need for legal counsel and representation. After initial consultation, their advice was always in my best interest as they strived to help me see resolutions from several legal perspectives considering my inp...
  • Samuel J. Fox, Esq., Fox Law Group Recommends Lowe & Associates

    Steven and Kris are top notch strategists, thinkers and lawyers and they come without big egos and big law firm billing practices. So I have a deep appreciation of their value
  • Steve Syatt

    Steven's legal counsel and business expertise is pivotal to us in helping build our company, and we are deeply grateful to him and his team.
  • I guess miracles do exist… I never expected this outcome.

    I guess miracles do exist… I never expected this outcome. Thank you for the excellent work you've done. I am sure we will work together in the future.
  • Elsa Ramo, Entertainment Attorney Recommends Steven T. Lowe

    I endorse this lawyer [Steven T. Lowe]. Any time I have a client in need of a litigator, he is where I send them.

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