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About me

I represent entrepreneurial businesses mostly in the media and entertainment fields, but in other fields as well.  I bring a broad background in many aspects of law and business to assist clients achieve their business and legal goals.  I work closely with my clients and derive satisfaction from seeing them succeed.  I enjoy working with CEOs and other executives to assist with strategic vision, growth, reducing liability exposure, compliance, and developing best business practices.  We are well equipped to handle all of a company's legal and business needs.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Communications & Media: 16%
    28 years, 100 cases
  2. Entertainment: 15%
    28 years, 100 cases
  3. Intellectual Property: 14%
    28 years, 100 cases
  4. General Practice: 14%
    28 years, 100 cases
  5. Other: 25%
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Hourly ($400-500/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I have known David for over 25 years as a colleague, client, and friend. The quality of David's work is superlative, and his honesty, integrity, and legal acumen are first rate. I am delighted to recommend him, and am confident that those retaining him will be extremely satisfied with the high quality of representation that he provides.


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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

The Slater Firm

240 W 73rd St Suite 701
New York, NY, 10023-2791

Law Offices of David Slater

240 West 73rd Street
Suite 701
New York, NY, 10023



NYCurrently registered 198803/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
25 Year Anniversary Proudly Serving the CommunityLexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell2012
Merit ScholarshipEmory University1984
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerLaw Offices of David Slater2007 - Present
COO & General CounselThe Gary Null Companies2001 - 2008
CEONutrition Institute of America, Inc.2001 - 2006
Managing PartnerLaw Offices of David Slater1992 - 2001
Senior AssociateItkowitz & Harwood1990 - 1992
AssociateCozen & O'connor1989 - 1990
AssociateLaw Offices of Harold Orenstein1988 - 1989
Director of OperationsMerchant Ivory Productions1987 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Court of Appeals for the Second CircuitMember1993 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember1993 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
New York City Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hernandez v. City of New YorkDecision reversed on appeal
Maury Pilar v. Frederick Goldman, Inc.Decision awarding claimant $500,000 damages.
ConfidentialCase settled for $1 and apology.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Motion Picture CollectiveCopyright Law For Video2014
David Slater PublicationsMedia Law Articles2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawAccountingJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA1987
Emory University School of LawAccountingJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA1987
Brandeis UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Producer's GroupCopyright Law for Video2014
New York Producer's SeminarLegal Requirements of Production Companies2012