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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).


Credits include:

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


Practice areas


  1. Entertainment: 30%
    35 years
  2. Licensing: 20%
    35 years
  3. M & A: 20%
    40 years
  4. Contracts: 20%
    40 years
  5. Employment: 10%
    23 years

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  • Thomas Mario Lancia

    Tim and I worked on opposite sides of a transactional matter. He was congenial and did an excellent job even under trying circumstances. I highly recommend him and have not hesitated to refer work to him. He is an excellent lawyer.


    Thomas Lancia Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brook Jeavons Carroll

    Tim and I have worked together on several matters over the years and I would recommend him to anyone who needs experienced local counsel, either for a complex business transaction or litigation. His depth of experience and quick responses were very helpful for a matter that involved a client's local operation.


    Brook Carroll Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info


915 West End Avenue, STE. 7C
New York, NY, 10025


NYCurrently registered 197307/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Publications2015
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Publications2015
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Publications2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Publications2014
Top Rated LawyerNew York Law Journal-Martindale2014
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Publications2013
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Publications2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Publications2012
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Publications2011
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Publications2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Publications2009
Who's Who in Finance and BusinessMarquis Publications2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Who's Who In AmericaMarquis Publications2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Publications2008
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Publications2007
Who's Who in Finance and BusinessMarquis Publications2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Publications2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Who's Who in Finance and BusinessMarquis Publications2005
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Publications2005
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Publications2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
Who's Who In AmericaMarquis Publications2004
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Publications2003
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
Top Presidential FundraiserFortune Magazine2000
Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in AmericaMarquis Publications1988
Who's Who of Emerging Leaders of AmericaMarquis Publications1987
David M. Bowers AwardPrinceton University1968
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principalfrylaw2010 - 2011
Of CounselMeier Franzino & Scher2005 - 2010
Of CounselStairs Dillenbeck2000 - 2005
General PartnerRubin Bailin Ortoli & Fry1995 - 2000
General PartnerMarshall Bomser & Fry1990 - 1995
PrincipalFry & Associates1987 - 1990
Chief Executive OfficerCongress Video, Inc.1985 - 1987
Senior Corporate CounselWarner Communications1984 - 1985
SVP & General CounselWarner Home Video1982 - 1984
Deputy General CounselColumbia Pictures1979 - 1982
AttorneyCravath Swaine & Moore1975 - 1979
CaptainUnited States Marine Corps1972 - 1975
AttorneyCravath Swaine & Moore1971 - 1972
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkN/AN/A
New York State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yale Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
Princeton UniversityHistory-Amer. Civ.A.B.,1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CTN Expo 2011 (Burbank, CA.)Speaker-Workshop Leader, Animation, Business & Legal Considerations2011
Lecture on Music Business Law at Tisch School of the ArtsMusic Law1994
Columbia Bus.School Alumni Assn - EntrepreneurshipEntrepreneurship1994
Ernst & Young Annual Entertainment Symposium -OrlandoEntertainment Business1993
Super Show-AtlantaSports Video Business1986
Paul Kagan Seminar - Los AngelesVideo Entertainment1986
Consumer Electronics Show -Chicago & Las VegasVideo Entertainment1986