Writers and Independent Publishers


Hrbek Law represents novelists, screenplay writers, playwrights, non-fiction writers, journalists and other writers in the legal aspects of their careers.  We advise the independent publishing companies who are stepping into the shoes of major publishing houses and helping writers distribute their work across media platforms.

Content is king in the new digital world order.  A story can be told in a book, in a game, in a movie, in a song ... the possibilities are endless, and the opportunities abound.

We review, draft and help negotiate:
Book Contracts
Publishing Agreements
Merchandizing Deals
Digital and Multimedia Distribution Deals
Literary Agent Contracts
Adaptation Agreements
Option / Literary Purchase Agreements
Ghostwriter Agreements

We advise on:

Privacy Rights
Life Story Rights
Freedom of Speech
Legal Aspects of Submissions
Self-Publishing & E-Book Publishing
Corporate Entities for Writers
Hrbek Law.  Where Art and Business Meet.
Client Reviews
"Deborah is smart, pragmatic and forthright." Townes, Filmmaker
"Deborah has the unique ability to present an 'ask' in a way that is undeniably clear and justified. She has fundamentally changed the way I approach my valuation in the industry by removing the 'cringe factor' from discussions around compensation. She brings a charming touch of grace to negotiations representing my company's value and supporting its reputation while simultaneously securing fair and equitable compensation." Don, TV Producer / Showrunner.
"Deborah made a confusing and painful process understandable and linear. We could not have asked for a better lawyer." Podcast Production Team.
"Deborah makes reviewing legal documents so easy. I know she always has my best interests at heart. It's a pleasure working with her." Melissa, Executive Director of artist not-for-profit organization.
"Deborah is simply amazing. She is a master at protecting her clients. She will protect you and always have your back. I am so lucky to have found her." Warren, TV Series Writer & Creator.