Lapidus, Root & Sacharow, LLP
1299 Ocean Avenue, Suite 306
Santa Monica, California  90401
Main:  310-395-6800
Main Fax:  310-395-1481





Gerald V. Butler
Of Counsel

  • Intellectual Property
  • Entertainment

  • State Bar of California

  • Abraham Lincoln University School of Law (J.D. 2011)

Legal Expertise

Jerry Butler has over twenty years of experience in music publishing administration, licensing, rights clearance, copyright, and international royalty collection and over six years of experience as an attorney, negotiating and drafting contracts, providing legal support in copyright, trademark and contract litigation matters, and general legal advice to the entertainment industry.



Before pursuing a career in the business side of the entertainment industry, Jerry had experience as a guitarist and composer, as an independent filmmaker, as a college and commercial radio disc jockey and worked in music education and music retail at the advent of the CD era. Jerry received his Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from Abraham Lincoln University School of Law, studied classical guitar and music composition at Keene State College, and is a Rock and Fusion Guitar graduate of the Guitar Institute of Technology at Musicians Institute.