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About me

Since graduating from the University of Chicago Law School, I've been a senior executive, attorney and professor in the music business. I'm also a songwriter and performer. With both extensive business experience and first-hand knowledge of what it means to be an artist, I understand the needs of both creators and companies. 

I work with talented colleagues who enable me to help individuals and businesses form, grow, raise money and resolve disputes.

I take pride in working efficiently, effectively and creatively. I'll analyze and explain the practicalities as well as the legalities of any situation. And, if you read any of my frequent blog posts, you'll see that I do so in plain English.


Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
    26 years
  2. Copyright: 20%
    23 years
  3. Licensing: 20%
    21 years
  4. Intellectual Property: 20%
    23 years
  5. Entertainment: 20%
    21 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

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  • Irene Vaisman

    Mr. Ostrow is a highly knowledgeable and professional attorney. Not only is he highly skilled, but also is very pleasant to speak and work with and is an individual. It is my pleasure to endorse Mr. Ostrow.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Marc D. Ostrow

11 Broadway,
Suite 615
New York, NY, 10004


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorWestminster College of the Arts of Rider University2010 - Present
General ManagerBoosey & Hawkes, Inc.2006 - 2008
Vice President, Business AffairsBoosey & Hawkes, Inc.2004 - 2008
Senior AttorneyBroadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)1998 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Independent Music PublishersN/A2000 - Present
Copyright Society of the USATrustee1998 - Present
Music Publishers AssociationBoard MemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Chicago Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolEnglish / MusicBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Curtis Institute Composers ForumCopyright & Music Publishing for Composers2014
Pace Law School / Hudson Valley Bank CLEMusic Law2010
Association of Independent Music PublishersInternet Marketing and Analytics Panel2010
AIPLA Mid Winter ConferenceIntellectual Property - Panelist2004
NYIPLA ConferenceFeatured Speaker2002