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Barry Jerome Heyman

Entertainment Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 21 years
    New Jersey - NJ 22 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2002
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Barry

Learn Barry’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Contracts and agreements
    draft, review, negotiate business contacts Commercial Leasing Agreements. Negotiation and reading of leasing agreements between businesses and landlords to ensure smooth transitions and moves

    24 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Entertainment
    The firm has an extensive list of clientele in music, film and television, the performing arts, and art, photography, and graphic design.

    24 years, 500 cases

  3. Intellectual property
    Copyright Registration and Licensing; Digital Rights Consultations; Non-Disclosure & Confidentiality Agreements; Trade Secret Misappropriation; Trademark Registration and Licensing

    24 years, 200 cases

  4. Trademark application
    Trademark Registration and Licensing Trademark searches, registration and maintenance, management of portfolios, and preparation of internal and external guidelines for trademark use

    24 years, 100 cases

  5. Copyright application
    Copyright Registration and Licensing Digital Rights Consultations Non-Disclosure & Confidentiality Agreements Trade Secret Misappropriation Trademark Registration and Licensing

    24 years, 100 cases

  6. Licensing
    Music and media licensing and clearance services that allow for use of audio or audio-video footage in music, film, television, concerts, advertisements, DVDs, CDs, digital jukebox services, webcasting, and music download services. Master Licensing Mechanical Licensing New Media Licensing (webcast licenses, digital jukebox clearances

    28 years, 1,000 cases

I am an attorney with significant transactional experience, handling business and legal matters for the creative industries including in the creation, production, distribution, exploitation, and protection of media, new media, music, television, film, photography, art, design, and fashion, as well as handling the protection of my clients' intellectual property rights (copyrights, trademarks).

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Law Office of Barry Heyman
26 Perry Street
New York, NY, 10014

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Posted by Bhauraw | December 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic music attorney
I've known Barry for a few years but recently hired him to help me with my first music licensing agreement. We had a couple calls where he went over, in great detail, how everything works and what I need to be aware of. He made changes to the contract and helped me navigate how to negotiate with the other party. Hiring him was a great decision and allowed me to go into the agreement with confidence. Would recommend to others and will hire again.
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Posted by Adam | December 20, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Barry is just the best!
Barry is an incredibly professional, personable, and responsive lawyer. I highly recommend him for all of your legal needs.
Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
An Excellent entertainment attorney
I have hired Barry on numerous occasions and he is always accurate, thorough, polite and respectful. He empathizes with his clients and represents them zealously. He is an industry expert in music law and a good general entertainment attorney.


  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-325 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Barry J. Heyman
  • 2004 - Present
  • Program Chair, Music and Entertainment Business
  • Institute of Audio Research
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Professor
  • New York University
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Licensing
  • MTV Networks
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Legal Intern
  • Proskauer Rose
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Consultant
  • Razorfish Studios
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Eagle Rock Entertainment
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Legal Intern
  • Debevoise & Plimpton
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Manager, Copyright Administration
  • PolyGram Records
  • 1993 - 1999
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  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • New York
  • Music
  • 1994


  • New York State Bar Association
  • member
  • 2000 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • member
  • 2000 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Contribution - Journal of Human Rights
  • New York Law School
  • 2001

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New York Entertainment Lawyer Barry Jerome Heyman
Barry Jerome Heyman
Entertainment Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 22 years
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