R. Delano Williams, Jr.
Lano Williams is a creative-thinking attorney specializing in startup and entertainment law. He helps entrepreneurs succeed in their business ventures, with a focus on the entertainment and arts industries. He is a valuable asset for startup companies requiring expert assistance with business assessment and formation, bylaws, operating agreements, investor and shareholder consensus building, and small securities offerings. His area of expertise in entertainment law includes handling transactions throughout the entire life cycle of an entertainment property, from development to production to exploitation and distribution. Lano’s types of clients in entertainment range from service as outside general counsel to a full-service entertainment company to negotiating and structuring agreements for independent entertainment professionals on an as needed basis.
Lano has advised business startups of all types, including film production, production service, film finance, health & wellness, software/app development, art galleries, artist studio practice, real estate investment & management, textile import/export, mortgage brokerage, grocery, home & garden, talent management, non-profit social services, holding companies, private investment, and more.
In his current role as Principal of the firm, Lano serves as the managing attorney, responsible for all firm operations. As the founder of KarolWilliams PC, Lano’s management of the firm has given him an excellent grounding and understanding business startups from the inside out.
Lano holds a JD in from Loyola Law School at Loyola Marymount University (LLS) in Los Angeles, CA, with a focus on tax law and intellectual property law. Subsequently he attained a Masters in Tax Law from LLS. Prior to law school, Lano received an MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, TX, with a focus on marketing and strategy concurrently with an MA in Arts Administration and Entrepreneurship from the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU. While at SMU, Lano studied abroad in Milan, Italy, at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi. Lano holds an AB in Economics from Harvard University.
Lano has held positions with multiple non-profits including the Harvard Gay & Lesbian Caucus Inc (the LGBT Harvard Alumni Group), Harvardwood (the Harvard Alumni Group for Entertainment Professionals) and the LA Stage Alliance (the service organization for theater companies in the Los Angeles area).
Scott J. Karol
Scott J. Karol is an independent producer, attorney, and entertainment business and finance consultant.
Scott provides comprehensive business affairs and legal advice to established entertainment clients. including, but not limited to, financing, production, distribution, and negotiation of all above-the-line-talent deals.
He is currently the President of Cinelou Films, in charge of all business dealings and actively involved in all creative matters. In addition, Scott functions as an executive producer on all Cinelou projects. Prior to his position as President, Scott held the position of Head of Business Affairs, serving as Co-producer on the Golden Globe nominated film, Cake, starring Jennifer Aniston. Prior to Cinelou, he served as Executive Vice President in Charge of Business Affairs, Production and Strategic Planning for Crystal Sky, LLC,where he structured over $60 million in single picture financing, negotiated and secured a $200 million slate financing deal and received Executive Producer credit on several films. Before that, Scott’s focus was in international sales, and acquisitions while Executive Vice President of Conquistador Worldwide Media, where he worked on films such as ‘Rescue Dawn’ (directed by Werner Herzog and starring Christian Bale). During his previous stint in the world of independent production, Scott was Producer of Marvel’s ‘Man-Thing’ and Executive Producer on ‘To Kill a King’ (starring Rupert Everett, Tim Roth and Dougray Scott).
Also, previously, Scott was Senior Vice President of Business Affairs at Crystal Sky, LLC, where he structured several international co-productions utilizing Canadian tax shelters and labor credits, UK sale/leasebacks and German equity funds. Scott was named one of the Top Twenty Lawyers Under Forty by the Daily Journal, while serving as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for bleem! llc, a cutting-edge videogame software company focusing on PlayStation emulation technology. bleem! was featured in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal and Forbes magazine.
Before his foray into videogames, Scott was Vice President of Original Movies, Business Affairs at Turner Network Television. Scott came to TNT from MTM Television, where he was Director of Business & Legal Affairs for MTM, The Family Channel and Family Channel Pictures. Scott started his professional career at ICM, in the Agent Training Program, where, after a brief tour of duty in the mailroom, he became the assistant to Ken Kamins, who at the time was the head of the International and Motion Picture Literary departments.
Scott has a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, where he graduated in the top 15% of his class, served on the “Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review,” and received numerous academic awards, including the American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Research & Writing. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Philip T. McCabe
Philip T. McCabe is an attorney specializing in independent film and television development, production, and distribution. He currently represents independent producers in negotiating and structuring financing, production, acquisition, distribution, and intellectual property agreements. Philip also represents actors, writers, and other independent entertainment professionals, helping them navigate legal challenges and hurdles while focusing on their own creative aspirations and talents.
Philip has provided legal services at all stages of a film’s production. He also represents authors, health and wellness companies, holding companies, and more. As an Associate Attorney at the firm, Philip is a key point of contact for clients in their day-to-day matters, and manages the firm’s law clerk program.
Prior to joining KarolWilliams, Philip worked on the creative side of film production, writing and producing numerous short films and music videos, as well as working with Oscar-nominated writer/director Benh Zeitlin and Court 13 Productions. Philip uses his experience in the practical realities of film production to offer informed, fact-based advice and recommendations to clients.
Philip holds a JD from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, with a focus in entertainment and intellectual property law. During his time at Law School, he volunteered his services to numerous organizations, including work on immigration asylum cases and providing US Military veterans with legal aid. Prior to law school, Philip received a BA in Broadcast Production from Loyola University New Orleans.