Clark Hill Attorney Joseph L. Voss to Serve as a Panelist at the Risk Management Association’s Michigan Film Industry Event

May 6, 2011

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Clark Hill attorney Joseph L. Voss will serve as a panelist at The Michigan Film Industry panel discussion event on Thursday, May 12. The informative session, sponsored by the Risk Management Association, will be held at the Celebration Cinema North in Grand Rapids, MI. Joseph will be one of five panelists exploring the state of Michigan’s film industry, production tax incentives and changes, upcoming projects, production industry financing options, and the future of film in Michigan. For more information or to register for this event, contact Sharon Kimble at (517) 424-0081.


For industry related topics, updates, and discussions, follow Joseph and the Clark Hill Entertainment Group on Facebook at www.facebook.com/clarkhillentertainmentlaw , and on twitter @EntertainmentCH .


Joseph L. Voss focuses his practice on transactions in the entertainment industry, including representation of debt and equity financing parties for film and television productions. He provides production legal services to independent producers working in Michigan and Illinois, as well general corporate representation to companies in the film, television and music industries. Joseph regularly represents borrowers and lenders utilizing the State of Michigan Production Tax Incentive program, and provides guidance to parties that structure production financing transactions to maximize the effectiveness of tax incentives offered by various jurisdictions.


In addition to his work with entertainment industry clients, Joseph provides general corporate representation to business operating in Illinois and Michigan. He handles merger and acquisition transactions, securities issues and general contracting matters, with a specialty in commercial lending transactions. Joseph represents both borrowers and lenders in connection with the documentation and negotiation of secured lending deals throughout the Midwest.


Joseph provides legal services in connection with artist-cause collaborations, and assists clients seeking to utilize media to further their non-profit missions. This involves advising clients on the tax-exemption process, handling the entertainment law aspects of artist-cause collaborations, and providing guidance on the numerous legal issues that can arise when entertainers and non-profits work together.