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Harry Finkel is an attorney and business strategist serving clients in North America, South America and Europe. He was previously an entrepreneur in the professional recording industry with legal and business experience in entertainment, commercial transactions, negotiation, licensing agreements, trademark and copyright issues.


Harry serves as legal counsel and an executive board member Guitars in the Classroom, a nonprofit that provides instruments and training to teachers and students nationwide to help integrate music into the general educational curriculum.  He also serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster kids in L.A. County. Additionally, Harry is a panel attorney with California Lawyers for the Arts.


Harry is admitted to practice law in all California state courts and the federal District Court for the Central District of California. He earned his J.D. from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles and B.A. in Film Production and Music Business from Hofstra University in New York.


In his spare time, Harry enjoys writing, music-making, and collaborating with other creatives.


Languages spoken: English, Russian

Practice areas


  1. Entertainment: 35%
  2. Commercial: 25%
  3. Internet: 25%
  4. Communications & Media: 15%



Hourly ($275-325/hour), contingent (10-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • John Mark Griffin

    Harry is a hardworking transactional guy, flexible and able to handle clients large and small. Definitely able to gave personalized attention.


    John Griffin Intellectual Property Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

5042 Wilshire Blvd #26291
Los Angeles, CA, 90036


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CALI award for Media and Entertainment LawSouthwestern Law School2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Harry Finkel2013 - Present
General CounselGuitars in the Classroom2013 - Present
Court Appointed Special AdvocateCASA2013 - Present
Legal ExternWarner Bros. Pictures2010 - 2011
Legal ExternRoadrunner Records2010 - 2010
Legal ExternSan Diego Film Commission2009 - 2010
Sales Exec and TrainerWebreach Online Marketing2006 - 2008
Managing PartnerSounds and Visions Recording Equipment2003 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Lawyers for the ArtsPanel Attorney2013 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law SectionMember2011 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
Hofstra UniversityFilm Production/Music BusinessBA - Bachelor of Arts2002