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David John Davoli

David John Davoli

also known as David J. Davoli

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About Me

DAVID DAVOLI began his career in the entertainment industry in 1994 while working as actor Alec Baldwin’s personal assistant. After having worked with Alec on the productions of several large-scale film and television projects, David discovered that his talents were also suited to the business side of entertainment, and thereafter entered law school.

In 2001, after graduating from Brooklyn Law School, David spent two years producing off-Broadway plays and short films. In 2003, he entered the practice of law and began working on Madison Avenue for a floor of multi-disciplined solo-practitioners. Over the next five years he gained invaluable experience in the areas of representing small business, civil and commercial litigation, real estate, trusts and estates, sports and entertainment.


In 2008, he opened DAVOLI LAW FIRM in order to focus his energies exclusively on startups, media and entertainment. Over the last seven years DAVOLI LAW FIRM  has established itself as a reliable media, entertainment and small business law firm where its clients receive top-level advice, commitment and a personal touch, all at competitive rates.

In addition to the practice of law, David is training to draw and paint the human figure at Chelsea Classical Studio in the atelier of classically trained painter and portraitist, Brandon Soloff.


Practice Areas


  1. Business: 50%
    12 years
  2. Entertainment: 50%
    12 years



Hourly ($350-500/hour), Contingent (5-33%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

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    David is an extremely competent entertainment lawyer who has demonstrated a wide range of expertise in all facets of entertainment law. I would refer any client of mine if any one of them needed an experienced entertainment lawyer. Richard A. Lense, Esq.


    Richard Lense Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Domenic Romano

    David takes a practical and knowledgeable approach. I value his input and industry experience. He is intelligent, pragmatic and reasonable. I appreciate David's straight talk.


    Domenic Romano Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Davoli Law Firm

153 W. 27th St.
Suite 204
New York, NY, 10001


NYCurrently registered 200303/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney at LawLaw Office of M. Angelo Genova III2003 - 2007
Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaN/A2011 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaN/A2011 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A2009 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarN/A2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaN/A2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaN/A2009 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolEntertainment LawJuris Doctor2001
St Bonaventure UnivJournalism and Mass CommunicationBachelor of Arts1993
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
IIFF Film Finance Town HallFilm Finance2011
Financing Strategies for FilmFilm Finance2009
IIFF NYC Town Hall MeetingFilm Finance2008