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June 28, 2013
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AICP TO LAUNCH LEGAL INITIATIVE JULY 1ST

The AICP recently showcased its new Legal Initiative at town hall meetings on the east and west coasts.

The goal of the Legal Initiative is to encourage agencies to adopt a more reasonable approach to selected sections of their production agreements (excluding those provisions involving price, production fees, costs and payment terms) by providing legal representation to individual general member companies for direct contract negotiations with advertising agencies on certain onerous, non-financial, “boilerplate” contract terms that typically appear in agency production agreements.

The Initiative, which has been fully funded by AICP, will be available for use by its general member companies beginning Monday, July 1st.  Following is a brief overview on how best to utilize this new service and a reminder of some of the benefits to your company.

Utilizing the Legal Initiative is simple. When your company is awarded a job you should contact the attorney at the helm of the initiative, Roberta M. Wolff, at Roberta@rmwolfflegal.com or by calling 323-406-8424. The first time you contact Roberta her office will send you an engagement letter and you will be asked to fill out a Job Information/Contact Sheet each time you have a new set of production agreements for review.  Once you’ve signed the engagement letter and sent it to Roberta along with the completed Job Information/Contact Sheet, the production contract, and any associated documents and addenda (such as the purchase order, wrap up addendum, etc.) you’ll be off and running.   A copy of the Job Information/Contact Sheet can be found by clicking here.

Some of the benefits of the Legal Initiative are as follows:

Ability to Negotiate

  • Takes the negotiation out of the hands of agency business managers.
  • In most instances a lawyer will be better able to make the case for revisions, and will have better access to agency legal counsel.

Less Conflict between Agency & Member

  • Members don’t have to “rock the boat.”
  • Removes the fear of being labeled “difficult” by an agency.
  • The producer and agency business manager are removed from the equation.

 Proactive Problem Solving

  • As contract terms and guidelines have become increasingly egregious, members have called upon AICP to formulate a solution for these issues.
  • This solution achieves that goal, and will make it easier for member companies to do business.

 Cost

  • The initiative is fully funded by member dues.
  • There is no additional cost to the member to utilize these services.

 

If you have any questions about the Legal Initiative, please contact Denise Gilmartin at deniseg@aicp.com or 323-960-4763, ext. 6176.

If you would like to utilize the services of Roberta M. Wolff please contact her at Roberta@rmwolfflegal.com or 323-406-8424.

 

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