Large law firm training, public & private company senior-executive experience, and a results-oriented, hands-on, cost-sensitive approach.
Have recently helped clients:
*newly-establish a London hedge fund;
*reorganize both a leading U.S. post-production house and a Mexican jewelry manufacturer;
*close the "C-Round" of an internet life-style company and establish an internet music company;
*negotiate personal agreements for a President of a major film company, a senior financial officer and a senior technology executive of a major book publisher, a senior marketing executive of a major music company, a "hot" music producer and a "charting" musical artist;
*facilitate creation of an international classical-music, audio-video production and distribution of a "Reality TV" series; and
*perform as valuation expert in an advertising dispute.
Recognized as expert in entertainment product, work has included a wide range of entities & artists involved in film, music, dance and sports (e.g., Warner Bros., Sony, NYC Ballet, IMG, Levon Helm, Kitaro, Juvenile, etc.), as well as diverse entities involved in the promotion of brands and products, e.g., DDB Needham, Philip Morris, Nomura Securities. Further, excelled as a senior operational executive in the entertainment sector, i.e., as COO of a cable venture formed by "majors" and CEO of a publicly-traded producer of video content.
Close relationships with clients has often led to becoming "family" lawyer for executives and artists.
Finally, recognized nationally as a leading fundraiser (e.g., repeatedly by Fortune Magazine in its' "Guide to Top Presidential Fundraisers", and by a well-known private school).
Who's Who in America, 1996-2014
Who's Who in American Law, 1985-2014
Who's Who in Finance and Bus., 2006-2010
David M. Bowers Prize, Princeton University
Martindale Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 (of 5)
New York Law Journal- Martindale-Hubbell™, 2014 "Top Rated Lawyer"
Avvo Rating: "Superb", 10.0 (of 10)
Entertainment (music, film, digital, sports); acquisitions/joint ventures/venture development; cross border work; intellectual property; personal service representation; fundraising