Joseph W. Halbardier

Joseph W. Halbardier​

Practice Areas

  • Entertainment - Transactional and Talent Representation in all areas


Joe Halbardier is a partner in the firm's entertainment transactions department, with a focus on the music industry. His practice primarily involves the representation of creative talent and companies in music, media, fashion, branding, new technologies and digital media, with emphasis on securing, structuring, and negotiating recording agreements. Clients include recording artists, record producers, songwriters, DJ's, influencers, models, managers, executives, designers, brands, music publishers, record companies, and music-based television production companies in all areas of media.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Halbardier was a Senior Director in the Business Affairs Department at Rhino Entertainment/Warner Music Group, where he provided business and legal advice to the company and handled company-wide deal-making and business and legal needs.

Mr. Halbardier received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Texas in Austin in 2002. In 2006 he received his law degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law. While in law school, he served as a judicial extern under the Honorable Terry J. Hatter, Jr., U.S. District Court, Central District.



  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
    • J.D. - 2006
  • University Of Texas At Austin, Austin, Texas
    • B.A. - 2002
    • Major: Philosophy

Bar Admission

  • California, 2006

Current Employment Position

  • Partner


  • Billboard Magazine, Top Music Lawyers List