is a Dallas-based entertainment and employment attorney. His main areas of practice focus on the transactional side of the business, with clients including filmmakers, production companies, artists, models, and musicians. Landa drafts cast and crew agreements, negotiates book/screenplay options, licensing and distribution deals and assists with the creation of entities such as limited liability companies.
Landa has been counsel for numerous award-winning Texas independent films (including projects out of Dallas, Houston and Midland/Odessa), which have screened at festivals worldwide. Several are licensed for distribution across the globe. He is also a legal advisor for Solarity Studios, a full-service video production outfit based in Dallas.
As Texas is a hotbed of reality show casting and production, Landa also finds himself frequently reviewing potential participants’ documents to flag outrageous requirements and find ways to balance deals as much as possible.
On the employment side of his practice, Landa drafts employee agreements and manuals, and in court, has battled discrimination claims and unemployment denials. From 2006-2012, Landa had the privilege of practicing with his late father, Norman, as Landa & Landa.
Landa is licensed to practice in Texas and Oklahoma, with his legal education including studies in Los Angeles and Bratislava, Slovakia. An occasional performer, Landa has been singing and dancing in Bar None, an annual benefit for diversity law school scholarships, starring actual lawyers and judges, for nearly a decade.