Stevens Martin Vaughn & Tadych, PLLC
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At Stevens Martin Vaughn & Tadych, we provide an array of legal services to our traditional and social media clients. Our nationally recognized media attorneys regularly handle cases involving access to open meetings, public records and courtrooms in North Carolina; we defend against libel claims and prior restraints; and we oppose reporter’s subpoenas.
SMVT’s entertainment law practice provides a range of services to clients involved in print media, television, film, theater, visual arts, publishing, music and interactive industries. We have counseled documentary film-makers, literary journals, freelance writers and photographers and multimedia website providers. We regularly counsel clients on issues involving a wide scope of legal practice areas, including intellectual property, first amendment and communications, contracts, corporate law, employment and litigation.
Through the North Carolina Press Association’s Legal Hotline, we provide advice daily to North Carolina reporters, editors and advertising managers. The firm responds to dozens of inquiries each week on topics ranging from public records to advertising regulations.
Our media clients include the North Carolina Press Association and its subsidiary, North Carolina Press Services; the North Carolina Press Foundation; the Associated Press; WRAL and other television stations owned by Capitol Broadcasting Co.; The News and Observer and other North Carolina newspapers owned by The McClatchy Company; BH Media’s North Carolina newspapers, including the Winston-Salem Journal and Greensboro News & Record; The Salisbury Post; The Alamance News; and The Daily Tar Heel.