Welcome

Kevork Law is a full service entertainment and immigration law firm. Our services are customized to each client’s specific legal needs and are developed together with each client we represent. We adapt to work with each client’s unique requirements and with each production and company’s existing operating structure and policies.

Our lawyers are licensed practitioners in the states of California, Florida, Missouri, and Pennsylvania, in the US territory of Puerto Rico and in Ontario, Canada. As a result, we provide a wide range of International, Federal and State-wide legal services.

Our clients include NASDAQ traded companies, artists, architects, musicians, investors and entrepreneurs, tech professionals, creators, influencers, startups and production companies. They come to us from through the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, United Kingdom, Europe, Japan, Australia and India.

We are proud of all our clients. Our goal is to always represent them with that same level of talent and passion they each demonstrate in their own careers.

Expertise

Visitor Visa

  • B-1 Business Visitors
  • B-2 Tourist Visitors
  • J-1 Exchange Visitors
  • Change of Status
  • Extension of Stay
  • Visa Waiver Program

Students

  • Student Non-Immigration Visas

Work Based Non-Immigrant Visas

  • E-1 Treaty Trader
  • E-2 Treat Invesetor
  • E-3 Visa for Australians
  • H-1B Special Occupation
  • L-1 Intra-Company Transferee for Executive
  • Managers and Specialized Knowledge occupations
  • O-1 Extraordinary Ability in Arts or Achievement in Motion Picture and Television
  • O-2 Artist Support Personnel
  • R-1 Religious Worker Visa
  • TN Free Trade NAFTA Professionals (Canadians, Mexican and US Citizens)

Immigrant Visas (Green Cards / Permanent Residency)

FAMILY BASED

  • Immediate relatives – parents, spouses and unmarried children under the age of 21 of US Citizens
  • Foreign Nationals married to US Permanent Residents
  • Unmarried Children of US Permanent Residents
  • Brothers and Sisters of US Citizens

EMPLOYMENT BASED

  • EB-1 Priority Workers – Extraordinary Ability in Science, Arts, Education Business or Athletics,
  • EB-1 Outstanding Professors and Researchers, Multinational Executives and Managers
  • EB-2 Professionals Holding Advanced Degrees or Aliens of Exceptional Ability
  • EB-3 Professional, Skilled and Other Workers
  • EB-4 Special Immigrants

INVESTMENT BASED IMMIGRATION

  • EB-5 Petitions for Direct Investments
  • EB-5 Petitions for Indirect (Regional Center based) Investments
  • Regional Center Services – Initial Designation Application and Amendments
  • Project review for EB-5 eligibility and compliance determination

U VISAS

  • Based on the Violence Against Women Act

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

CONSULAR SERVICES

CITIZENSHIP AND NATURALIZATION

I-9 / E-VERIFY COMPLIANCE – The form I-9 and E-Verify landscape is constantly evolving. Our lawyers can work with your human resources personnel to consult, audit and identify I-9 errors, omissions, discrepancies and recommend corrective actions. We can work with you to provide best practices for your organization.

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We serve as Outside General Counsel and Business Affairs Advisors to various entrepreneurial entities specializing in creative activities, from visual effects companies, talent agencies, film festivals, tech professionals and start-ups.

Many businesses, from start-ups to large privately held companies, do not have in-house counsel for reasons of costs, philosophy or transition. Working closely with our clients, we gain an in-depth understanding of their business activities and objectives. Because of this, we are able to provide focused, client-centered, and cost-effective advice and counsel on legal issues confronting clients on a daily basis.

We represent a diverse business and corporate clientele, assisting business owners and entrepreneurs, startups and established businesses, small local businesses and large multinational corporations. We provide a wide range of services and handle all business transactions encountered in every business life-cycle. Our law firm negotiates, drafts, reviews, revises various business contracts, and advises clients every step of the way, as they build and grow their businesses.

BUSINESS START UP AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES
PREPARATION AND REVIEW OF CORPORATE AGREEMENTS AND COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS

  • Shareholder Agreements
  • By-laws and Operating Agreements
  • Joint Venture Agreements Partnership Agreements
  • Power of Attorney
  • Non-disclosure Agreements
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Service Agreements
  • Consulting Agreements
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Assignment Agreements and Instruments

BUYING AND SELLING BUSINESSES

  • Asset Purchase Agreements
  • Non-Competition Provisions

Managing Attourney is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario, Canada), and as such is authorized to provide the following services to individuals requiring Canadian legal services:

CANADIAN PASSPORT GUARANTOR SERVICES

CANADIAN NOTARY SERVICES

  • Executive affidavits and statutory declarations for use in Canada
  • Certify true copies of original Canadian documents

CANADIAN IMMIGRATION SERVICES

  • Temporary Visas
  • Permanent Residency
  • Citizenship and naturalization

Our entertainment lawyers have also worked as producers, talent managers and industry executives and come with years of legal experience in all areas of entertainment transactional matters across film, television, new media including:

MOTION PICTURE AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION COUNSEL

TALENT REPRESENTATION

FINANCING AND DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS

LICENSING AND USE AGREEMENTS

AGENCY AND MANAGEMENT AGREEMENTS

GUILD AGREEMENTS

PRODUCTION INCENTIVES

TAX CREDITS

RIGHTS OF PRIVACY AND PUBLICITY

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK LAW

INTERNET LAW

Team

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Zoe Kevork

Managing Attorney

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts, York University, 1997
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Ontario, 2000
  • Certificate in International Litigation and Arbitration, Cornell University 2000
  • Master of Laws, University of Notre Dame, 2001

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of California
  • Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario)

AFFILIATIONS

  • Canadians Abroad of Southern California (President)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Canadian American Bar Association
  • Women in Film Los Angeles
  • ARPA Foundation for Film Music and Art (former Board of Trustee Member)

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Immigration Law (all areas)
  • Entertainment Law
  • Outside General Counsel
  • Canadian Legal Services

Zoe Kevork is a Canadian and US immigration and entertainment attorney with 12 years experience on both sides of the border. Since 2010, she has been the Managing Partner of Kevork Law building a reputation for success, efficiency and personal attention. Ms. Kevork specializes in entertainment-based immigration issues specifically and entertainment transactional matters generally. With her immigration clients, Ms. Kevork celebrates a 98% success rate across all areas. On the entertainment side she has represented production companies, writers and producers at various stages of contract negotiations and film development.

Before launching Kevork Law, Ms. Kevork had a varied practice. She has previously served as a trade/legal advisor to the Ontario Government and as an entertainment and non-profit attorney for various arts councils and production companies in Los Angeles. She has spoken on the concept of a North American Monetary Union (ACSUS) and taught International Trade Law at Seneca College (Toronto, Canada).

Ms. Kevork has also spent several years as an entertainment industry professional. After an internship with Triggerstreet Productions (Kevin Spacey & Dana Brunetti), she went on to work with Academy Award winners Faye Dunaway, Fred Roos and Francis Ford Coppola. In 2011, she produced her first feature film HERE, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Currently, Ms. Kevork remains active in the entertainment industry by producing several animated series in various stages of development and is a partner in Infinite Echo Entertainment, a talent/business management and production company.

Most recently, under the auspices of FWD.us Ms. Kevork spoke on investment-based immigration issues during LA Startup Week and at privately sponsored seminars in Dubai, UAE. She is also the annual speaker to the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television on entertainment-based immigration topics.

Ms. Kevork is a proud Armenian-Canadian-American lawyer and film producer and in her spare time gives back to the community by producing concerts for Armenian artists and as President of Canadians Abroad of Southern California.

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