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|AREA OF BUSINESS:
||All aspects of the creative arts and the entertainment industry as well as Intellectual Property and Direct Marketing law.
|THE GENERAL LOCATION:
||New York, NY
|| solo practitioner
||I am a graduate of Columbia College and received a Bachelor of Law Degree, Cum Laude, from Columbia Law School. After a short stint as a labor attorney, I entered the music business as a junior partner in the firm representing such artists as Herman's Hermits, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix.
After five (5) years I was lured out of private practice by Clive Davis to join him at CBS Records where I became Vice President of Talent Contracts. When Clive left CBS he asked me to join him to help form Arista Records where I served as Administrative Vice President from its inception for its first five years.
I moved from Arista to MCA first serving as Executive Vice President of Infinity Records, then as Vice President for Legal and Business Affairs from their inception of MCA Home Entertainment, Universal Pay Television, Merchandising Corporation of America (the studio's merchandising arm) and of MCA's Trademark and Copyright division as well as continuing to service MCA Records east coast operations. In 1986, I was additionally appointed East Coast General Counsel for MCA, Inc. responsible for all east coast legal matters for MCA Inc. and its east coast book publishing, toy and Spencer Gifts divisions. In that capacity I guided MCA's acquisition of Grosset and Dunlap, Playboy Books and LJN Toys.
In 1989, I left MCA to re-enter private practice representing such clients as U2, Valient Comics, The Allman Brothers Band and Universal Television.
In January of 1995, I returned to the corporate world as Senior Vice President of Business and Consumer Affairs for The ColumbiaHouse Company responsible for Business, Consumer and Government Affairs which included negotiating the Company's major licensing agreements, as well as representing the company's interests in federal and state legislative matters, postal issues consumer relations activities and the Company's launching of its two internet sites.
In March of 2000 I left ColumbiaHouse to return to private practice
I have served as a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Record Industry Association of America (RIAA) Labor Negotiation and Anti-Piracy Committees, the RIAA Copyright Law Revision Committee, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Postal Commerce and on the Government Affairs and Privacy Committees of the Direct Marketing Association. I also serve as a mentor to Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
|FUTURE PROFESSIONAL GOALS:
||To continue to provide the creative and direct marketing community with guidance and full legal services to help my clients grow and prosper.
||I would love to speak with you if you: compose it, write it, sing it, play it, dance it, act it, model it, conduct it, paint it,design it, photograph it, film it, tape it, record it, direct it, produce it, edit it, distribute it, exhibit it, publish it, broadcast it,webcast it, or direct market it.