Outside General Counsel to Entertainment, Media, and Digital Technology Companies

How I Can Help Your Business

Technology Transactions

Negotiate and draft SaaS, OEM, enterprise, NDA, MSA, service level,  development, and license agreements for software developers, cloud providers and other tech companies.

Entertainment Transactions

Serve as production counsel for your film, music, television, live theater or book project including drafting contracts for production, distribution, and financing and addressing ancillary matters such as entity formation, guild compliance, rights clearance, and errors and omissions insurance. 

Copyright and Licensing

Answer and propose solutions to your questions about complex issues of copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property matters. 

Contests and Sweepstakes

Assist with all aspects of contests, sweepstakes, influencer marketing, spokesperson arrangements, and other promotions.

Speaking & Resources

I am a frequent speaker and journalist resource on copyright, entertainment, and technology law. Free and low-cost resources  I offer on these topcis include my Guide Through the Legal Jungle® book publications and the companion blog.


“ Joy has done contract drafting for my technology company for over 15 years. She has done an outstanding job. She puts her clients first, and will recommend a simpler, more pragmatic solution even if it results in significantly fewer billing hours. She is very detail oriented, and errs on the conservative side, doing a good job of pointing out potential risks or issues with contracts. ”

Thomas J. Mather, Founder
MaxMind, Inc.

Joy R. Butler - At a Glance

  • 20+ years law firm practice experience with focus on technology and entertainment transactions
  • Progression from national law firm to boutique to solo practice
  • Harvard Law School, J.D. 
  • Harvard College, Economics concentration
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • copyright, permissions, and rights clearance
  • internet law
  • music law
  • contests and sweepstakes law
  • French
  • Spanish