Deborah Hrbek, founder of Hrbek Law, LLC, focuses her practice on entertainment and small business law, representing creative professionals, entrepreneurs and artists, including independent labels, TV and film production companies, directors, talent, writers, managers, spokespersons, musicians, independent filmmakers, visual artists, graphic artists and photographers, as well as investors in the arts. Hrbek's Featured Client artist roster includes an Oscar winning film production team, international award-winning novelists and independent creative professionals from all areas of the arts. Hrbek's small business clients include independent publishing houses and magazines, wine bars, brewers and distilleries, restaurant owners, software development, app developers, virtual reality producers and start-up technology companies, social networking sites and other Internet-based business ventures. With this broad corporate and entertainment industry background, Hrbek has been able to provide effective representation to parties involved in the multi-platform, transmedia deals that fuel the new media industry. Born in Princeton, N.J., Hrbek was raised in Palo Alto, California and London, England. She received her law degree at King's College, Cambridge University, and went on to qualify as a barrister in England. She argued cases and conducted trials in London's Magistrates' Courts, the High Courts and the Old Bailey, under her maiden name of Deborah Weich. Hrbek has practiced law in New York since 1993, with intervening stints in the British Virgin Islands and Costa Rica. She started her own law firm, Hrbek Law LLC, in Manhattan in 2002. Hrbek pays close attention to the needs and priorities of her clients, helps them to distinguish between short- and long-term legal projects, and to determine what legal tasks can be accomplished realistically within the client's budget. As early as the initial consultation, Hrbek works with her clients to develop an effective strategy designed to move them closer to accomplishing their business and professional goals. Hrbek has a strong, engaging personality and a practical approach to problem solving and business planning. Her broad experience in a variety of cultures gives her a unique sensitivity and perspective in every aspect of her practice.