I started Screwvala LLC to create a new kind of law business. One that focuses on building lasting relationships and delivering solid value. I work with families as a Personal Family Lawyer® and serve individuals and businesses in the entertainment industry
In my entertainment practice, I work with individuals and companies engaged in the motion picture, live stage theater, book publishing, and music businesses. I regularly counsel clients on locating and clearing rights, copyright issues, and production financing. I also negotiate and draft contracts on a wide range of issues, including acquisition agreements, talent agreements, collaboration agreements, publishing and recording contracts, and prepare financing documents.
My clients include both established authors, producers, and businesses as well as start-ups.
As a Personal Family Lawyer®, I help families create plans to transfer their wealth to the next generation. We seek to create long lasting relationships with our clients so that their plans never become stale or out-of-date. As a special offer on Avvo, I'm holding open two slots for a free Family Wealth Planning Session (normally $750), just by mentioning that you saw me on Avvo.
Call or e-mail me to see how I and my firm can help you with your project.
Theater and Theatrical Financing
Motion Picture Production
Music Licensing and Recording Contracts
Book Publishing Agreements
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Ethics Award||New York State Bar Association||1998|
|Best Advocate, Trial Competition||National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||1997|
|Owner||Screwvala LLC||2010 - Present|
|Partner||Robinson Brog Leinwand Greene Genovese & Gluck, P.C.||2007 - 2010|
|Associate||Robinson Brog Leinwand Greene Genovese & Gluck, P.C.||2000 - 2007|
|Associate||Mound Cotton Wollan||1998 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York State Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Automobile Club of New York, Inc. v. Dykstra||New York City tow law struck down|
|State Insurance Fund v. Eugene Iovine, Inc.||Summary judgment granted in favor of defendant finding that non-wage cash payments could not be included in premium calculation.|
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|Association for Recorded Sound Collections||Webcasting and Copyright Law or Why Old Dogs Can't Learn New Tricks||2005|
|Association for Recorded Sound Collections||Copyright Due Diligence||2005|
|Association for Recorded Sound Collections||Copyright CPR or When Public Domain is not Public Domain||2004|
|Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law||N/A||JD cum laude||1998|
|Oberlin College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing||Contracts, Options, and Underlying Rights||2012|
|Raising Money For Theater: How, Who and When to Ask||Commercial Funding: Formalizing Your Ask||2012|
|Producer Development & Mentorship Program||Self-Producing Artists||2011|
|Pen World Voices Festival of International Literature||Translator Rights and Translator Wrongs||2011|