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Entertainment Attorney Joseph Voss Joins Clark Hill Grand Rapids

January 12, 2010


– Entertainment attorney Joseph Voss has joined Clark Hill Grand Rapids, the firm announced this month. Voss joined as Senior Counsel and focuses his practice on transactions in the entertainment industry, including representation of debt and equity financing parties for film and television productions.

“We are thrilled to announce that Joe has joined our firm,” Clark Hill Grand Rapids Managing Member Ingrid Jensen said. “His unique talent and experience are valuable attributes for our current and future clients.”

Voss 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.

“I’m looking forward to growing the entertainment practice group at Clark Hill,” Voss said. “Building upon the existing practice and expertise at the firm will allow us to offer clients access to service across a variety of disciplines.”

Voss 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, Voss 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. Voss represents both borrowers and lenders in connection with the documentation and negotiation of secured lending deals throughout the Midwest.

Voss 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.

Voss earned his B.A. from Brooklyn College and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.

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