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Steven Masur is a Senior Partner of MasurLaw. Steve has over 18 years of experience working with digital media and entertainment clients on their corporate and intellectual property transactions and day-to-day business issues. He helps with corporate finance, M&A, intellectual property, strategic transactions and structuring questions.

Steve is unique because of the direct strategic business experience he brings to bear on client matters.  Steve has helped clients make substantial returns in digital music, film, video games, mobile and wireless services, licensing, advertising, retail, manufacturing, publishing, media delivery, software and hardware. Where Steve brings the most value is in helping to work out complicated legal and business problems, mergers and other strategic opportunities in complicated competitive environments.

At MasurLaw, Steve has helped such clients as Shazam, Virgin Mobile, Liberty Media, Yamaha, Nielsen BuzzMetrics, and Bob Vila, among others.   Prior to MasurLaw, Steve was an attorney at Sabin, Bermant & Gould in New York practicing in the cable TV and corporate areas. He served such clients as Advance Publications, Conde Nast Publications, Newhouse Broadcasting Corp. and Eastern Microwave in their strategic transactions.

Steve graduated from Colby College in 1984, received his J.D. in 1993 from American University in Washington, DC and is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bar associations. He serves on a variety of industry associations and corporate boards and lectures regularly on entertainment technology law and corporate strategy issues


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  1. Licensing: 20%
    4 years
  2. General Practice: 20%
    4 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 20%
    4 years
  4. Corporate: 20%
    4 years
  5. Entertainment: 20%
    4 years

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101 East 15th Street
New York, NY, 10003


DCActive 199610/02/2009
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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerMasurLaw1994 - Present
AssociateSabin, Bermant & Gould Sabin, Bermant & Gould1992 - 1994
Semester AssociateUnited States Securities and Exchange Commission1991 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
IAEL (International Association of Entertainment Lawyers)Executive Board, Editor of IAEL BookN/A
NYSBA EASL (Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section)N/AN/A
NYCLA eMIPS (Entertainment, Media Intellectual Property and Sports Law Section)Co-Founder and Former ChairN/A
ABCNY Entertainment Law CommitteeN/AN/A
USSA (United States Ski and Snowboard Association)N/AN/A
FIS (Federation Internationale de Ski)N/AN/A
Manhattan Sailing Club – Skipper (J24 and J105 classes)N/AN/A
Ski Club HochgebirgeN/AN/A
Surfrider FoundationN/AN/A
Surfing, Windsurfing and KiteboardingN/AN/A
NYSBA TechVenture Law CommitteeFormer ChairN/A
MEF (Mobile Entertainment Forum), AmericasFormer Board MemberN/A
ITACBoard of DirectorsN/A
Institute of PlayBoard MemberN/A
Transmission InstituteInternational Advisory BoardN/A
NYSBA Business Law SectionExecutive CommitteeN/A
HarvestworksBoard of DirectorsN/A
PGA NMC (Producers Guild of America, New Media Council)N/AN/A
IGDA (International Game Developers Association)N/AN/A
NYTM (NY Technology Meetup) – Community Committee, Law and Business LiaisonN/AN/A
NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) Digital Think TankN/AN/A
Drums, Art, PhotographyN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
InternetCollective Rights Licensing For Internet Downloads and Streams: Would It Properly Compensate Rights Holders?2011
Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law JournalCollective Rights Licensing for Internet Downloads and Streams: Would It Properly Compensate Rights Holders?2011
MasurLaw BlogWhat Really Makes Entrepreneurs?2011
MasurLaw BlogThe Smartest Thing Bloomberg Said2011
MasurLaw BlogBuilding Traction! Focus on Brands and Celebrities2011
MasurLaw BlogTraction vs. Finanacing2011
MasurLaw BlogCan the State Help Build Great Entrepreneurs?2011
MasurLaw BlogReflects on Rethink Music 20112011
MasurLaw BlogThe Truth Behind Deferred Legal Fees2011
MasurLaw BlogSo What’s Happening in Mobile Content? Powerful Devices and Fast Data Networks Have Changed the Game2010
MasurLaw BlogInterview by Steve Gordon with Steven Masur, Interview on What’s Happening with Music Services Today2010
MasurLawCollective Licensing at the ISP Level2010
MasurLaw BlogGood Music, Conveniently Delivered; How music is broken and what to do about it2010
TransmitNowAt the ISP Level2009
NYSBA Business Law JournalWhat’s the Point in New York’s LLC Publication Requirement? VOL. 13, NO. 12009
Intell Property StrategistVeoh: Increased Protection for Service Providers, Or a Trapdoor?2009
MasurLaw BlogNAILING THE BALANCE: Why We Need Strong Rights of Fair Use to Intellectual Property2009
BillboardReady, Handset, Go: The Rules of Mobile Marketing2008
VA Sports and Entertainment Law JournalMobile Phone Text Message Spam: Building A Vibrant Market For Mobile Advertising While Keeping Customers Happy2007
MasurLawOpen Letter from Steven Masur, Managing Director, MasurLaw, to the New York State Assembly Against The New York Safe Games Act of 20072007
New York State Bar Association Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law JournalPlaying to Win: Negotiating Tips for Mobile Game Development Agreements2007
GPSolo Magazine (ABA)Confidentiality in a High–Tech World2007
Mobile EntertainmentA Good Deal More2007
ABA Entertainment and Sport Law JournalPlaying to Win: Negotiating Tips for Mobile Game Development Agreements2006
SPG Entertainment and Sports LawThe History and Recurring Issues of Ringtones: Lessons for the Future of Mobile Content2006
NYSBA NY Business JournalFunding Options for Start–Ups in Today’s Tough Economy2004
Online Course- Berklee School of Music“Legal Aspects of the Music Industry,” Berklee College of Music2004
CLE for the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education“Protecting the New Tech Start-Up: A Complete Guide to Corporate Formation, Intellectual Property and Contracts.”2003
NYSBA NY Business JournalRecent Case May Open The Door to Media Mega-Giants2002
Touro Law ReviewCyber Symposium-Legal Issues of Broadcasting on the Internet: Licensing Issues On the Internet1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLaw and BusinessJD - Juris Doctor1993
Colby CollegeGovernment and GermanBA - Bachelor of Arts1988