Eric J. Farber is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Creators’ Legal, the Legal Zoom for the Entertainment Business. He was the lawyer for Afeni Shakur for almost two decades and helped her found the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center For The Arts In Atlanta. He spoke exclusively with WorldWide Entertainment TV Podcast. Check out the interview in the video below.
In the video above, the lawyer speaks on having a small group of clients that included Afeni Shakur, Dr. Dre, Kevin Turner, and other celebrities. He created a book entitled “The Case For Culture,” which is about law firms. It was inspired after the economic fallout of 2008. Many people were having problems paying for a lawyer at the time and it affected Eric Farber’s financial well-being. He pivoted to do worker’s compensation for professional athletes and represented over 150 pros.
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Prior to founding Creators’ Legal, Mr. Farber spent over 20 years as a Sports and Entertainment attorney. After short stints in the TV Packaging Department at United Talent Agency and then as Director of Development at Signature Films, a film company based formerly based at Sony Pictures, Mr. Farber became a go-to attorney and crisis management expert for athletes, entertainers, and high-profile entrepreneurs.
As an attorney, he represented Amaru Entertainment (the Estate of Tupac Shakur) for more than 18 years, as well as dozens of professional athletes and highly visible business people. His clients included first-round draft picks, all-Pro NFL Players, Andre Ward (Olympic Gold Medalist and undefeated boxer), the founder of MySpace, and Charles Yim, (founder of Breathometer, the most successful company to come out of Shark Tank).
Mr. Farber is an AV Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbel and has been named a SuperLawyer by Law and Politics Magazine over 8 times. He is the Founder and former CEO of Pacific Workers, The Lawyers for Injured Workers, which he grew from 4 people to over 80 with 6 offices. In 2020, he published The Case for Culture, How to Stop Being a Slave to Your Law Firm, Grow Your Practice and Actually Be Happy, which went on to become a Bestseller.
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Forbes named it as a top book to ‘rethink work relationships’. In 2021, he launched Creators’ Legal, the first and only DIY Legal Platform for content creators. Creators’ provides contracts and legal solutions for filmmakers, musicians, podcasters, digital creators, authors, artists and more. In 2020, he published The Case for Culture, How to Stop Being a Slave to Your Law Firm, Grow Your Practice and Actually Be Happy. The Case for Culture, quickly hit #1 Bestseller on Amazon and was named by Forbes as a top 8 book to “rethink work relationships”.
Mr. Farber was on the Cultural Affairs commission of the City of Oakland. He is a former president of the
Inns of Court of San Francisco and formerly on the Board of Advisors for the Entrepreneurship Program at the Studio School, a Film and Acting University based in Los Angeles, where he also served as their first entrepreneurship professor.
In 2022, Mr. Farber was appointed to the United Nations commission on Latin American Human Rights.
He grew up in Toronto, Canada and Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Farber has a bachelor’s degree in Political
Science from Arizona State University and a J.D from Golden Gate Law School. He lives in Oakland,
California with his wife Diana and their dog Auggie.