Jon D. Cantor

Mr. Cantor has an active litigation practice representing plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of matters. In particular, he has handled construction litigation (construction delay, construction defects, mechanic liens and stop notices), real estate litigation, general business litigation and entertainment matters.

Mr. Cantor has also handled a wide variety of transactional matters, including the purchase and sale of real estate, employment contracts, and establishing corporations and limited liability companies.

Mr. Cantor has been actively involved in negotiating a wide range of contracts in the entertainment industry. He is one of the most respected attorneys representing clients in the animation industry, having negotiated over 700 employment contracts with all the major animation studios including Walt Disney, DreamWorks, Sony, Warner Bros. and Fox. Mr. Cantor was successful in negotiating a multimillion dollar transaction to open the Fox Animation Studio in Arizona.

In addition to his representation of entertainment clients in employment matters, Mr. Cantor has acted as outside counsel for General Motors in a number of entertainment related matters. He has negotiated several multimillion dollar contracts with the National Football League, with Paramount Pictures for the third and fourth installment of the Transformers franchise, Marvel's Captain America-Winter Soldier, DreamWorks' Turbo and truTV's reality based show Motor City Masters, as well as a number of deals in which GM has served as the key sponsor for documentary projects.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Construction Law, 2) Real Estate, 3) Litigation, 4) Entertainment and 5) Media & Sports
Law School University of San Fernando Valley, J.D.
Education California State University at Northridge, B.A.
Most recent firm Dykema Gossett PLLC
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