Services to the Licensing Community
Licensing copyrights, brands, trademarks and patents encompasses many forms and spans a multitude of industries. Each right and industry is unique and each license is customized to reflect the goals of the parties. Intellectual properties possess material value and generate substantial royalty revenue. These assets, as well as your licensing relationships, need to be actively managed and protected. The professionals of EisnerAmper serve the licensing community with experience and expertise and provide essential accounting and consulting services including:
- Royalty, Profit Participation, and Joint Venture Compliance Audits
- Distribution and Charge-Back Audits
- Contract Compliance, Franchisee, and Vendor Examinations
- Film Production Tax Credit Audits
- Research and Development R&D Tax Credit Audits
- Litigation Services
- Technology Audit and Advisory Services, Including Privacy and Data Security
- Financial Statement Audits, Reviews and Compilations
- Business and IP Valuations and Financial Due Diligence
- Capital Market Funding and Advisory Services
- Tax Services Including Corporate, State and Local, Federal, International and Individual
EisnerAmper’s Royalty Audit and Contract Compliance Group serves clients in a variety of industries including entertainment, consumer products and technology/life sciences, as well as universities and research facilities. Royalty audit and contract compliance services protect intellectual property rights, and help ensure the accuracy of royalty and profit reports. EisnerAmper’s Royalty Audit & Contract Compliance team has the expertise and experience to assist clients in protecting intellectual properties, recovering underpaid royalties and profits, and providing business intelligence globally.
The group also conducts compliance audits of vendors, franchisees, and to assist our clients obtain film, TV and R&D tax credits.
In the Entertainment Industry, EisnerAmper’s Royalty Audit and Contract Compliance professionals work closely with film studios, production companies, talent, directors, producers, agents, attorneys, sports leagues and teams, athletes, entertainers, record companies, music publishers, radio stations, digital and multi-media content developers.
In the Consumer Products Industry, we represent licensors, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, franchisors and wholesalers across many product lines including apparel, accessories, footwear, food and beverage, consumer durables, toys and games, video games and apps.
In the Technology and Life Sciences Industries, our compliance professionals help public and private companies, universities and research institutions maximize licensing revenue while protecting their underlying IP.
EisnerAmper’s Litigation Services Group is comprised of experienced forensic accountants, fraud investigators, damages experts, and insolvency and restructuring experts with years of experience in investigations and as expert witnesses.
EisnerAmper’s Technology Audit and Enterprise Risk Advisory Services Team, within our firm’s Consulting Practice provides pragmatic solutions that cost-effectively control the risk associated with technology use. Our strategies and solutions to managing technology risk are based on a holistic view of your business or profession and our understanding of your business operations, services, goals and objectives.
EisnerAmper’s Audit and Assurance Services Group helps licensors and licensees identify and address business challenges and opportunities. Our audit and accounting professionals examine and attest to the financial performance of businesses. Beyond audit and review services, we provide assistance in merger due diligence, reviews of internal controls, and performance reporting.
EisnerAmper’s Business and Intellectual Property Valuation Group, within the firm’s Corporate Finance practice, are certified valuation analysts and appraisers who help clients determine the value of their businesses, ownership interests and intangible assets for varied purposes including litigation, gift and estate planning, market transactions and financial reporting.
EisnerAmper’s Capital Markets Group assists clients with introductions to debt, equity and mezzanine capital sources. We work with companies to fully understand their strategic direction and current financial position, in order to develop a capital structure and cost of capital that appropriately meets their needs. The members of the Capital Markets Group have excellent relationships in the capital community including angel groups, venture capital funds, private equity funds, mezzanine funds and commercial banks.
EisnerAmper’s Tax Services include Corporate, State and Local, Federal, International, Trust and Estate, Fiduciary and Individual Tax planning, preparation and compliance. Our tax professionals work as a team with our financial planning and benefits advisors to integrate the most effective tax strategies.