Q: Can I collect a finders fee as a "Consultant" for introducing an investor to a producer for an animated tv series in NY?
If the introduction has not been made yet, a Finder's Fee Agreement is a good way to protect the consultant. There are formulas that are recognized as appropriate for determining the amount to pay the consultant.
If the introduction has already been made, it is necessary to consider these questions. Was there a contract? Did the investor agree to pay a fee? Did the producer agree to pay a fee? If there is no evidence that someone agreed to pay the consultant, recovery can be difficult.
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