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David M. Slater

David M. Slater

Practice areas:

Communications & Media, Entertainment, General Practice, Intellectual Property, Commercial, Corporate & Incorporation, Real Estate, Trademark Application, Employment & Labor, International Law

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

Licensed since 1987

  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%
  6. More 



Hourly ($400-500/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen II

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


    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • J. Jeffrey Williams

    Speaking as a former New Yorker (Brooklyn and upstate), I can say that I recommend anyone in or near NY with an entertainment law or intellectual property case call David Slater first. His wide-ranging knowledge of this field will serve them well.


    J. Williams Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

240 W 73rd St Apt 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

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
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 Business SchoolAccountingJD/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