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Stephen Wade Nebgen

Entertainment Attorney at Scottsdale, AZ

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About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Entertainment
    Have handled matters for over 200 clients including contract negotiation and drafting, licenses, business formation and financial restructuring of entertainers and entertainment companies.

    24 years

  2. Business

  3. Intellectual property

Stephen Wade Nebgen has over forty years of experience working in the entertainment industry with credits in New York theatre, film, music, and television.  Prior to going into the law, among other credits, Mr. Nebgen was the General Manager at The Lamb's Theater, located at 44th Street and Broadway, in New York City. Mr. Nebgen also produced such prominent Off-Broadway plays as Fortune and Men's Eyes and Bert See's The Light, which featured Jack Black in his New York theatre debut.  Mr. Nebgen also worked on such Broadway productions as Lettice & Lovage- starring Tony Award winner Dame Maggie Smith, and Andrew Lloyd Webber productions of Cats, and Aspects of Love.


Mr. Nebgen received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University in Religious Studies, graduating summa cum laude. Then, he attended The University of Texas School of Law, obtaining his law degree in two and one/half years. While at The University of Texas he founded the Texas Review of Entertainment & Sports Law.


Mr. Nebgen's law practice focuses on counseling entertainment law clients regarding business formation, intellectual property matters in copyright and trademarks, contract negotiations, and other services as required.


Licensed for 23 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 12/21/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/17/2022
State NJ
Status Resigned Without Prejudice
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/07/2022

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

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Law Offices of Stephen Wade Nebgen, PLLC
3370 N. Hayden Road.
Suite 123-565
Scottsdale, AZ, 85251


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Posted by Steve | January 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Stephen is a very competent and personable attorney. He has assisted me with several music projects, and I am very satisfied with his professional help.
Posted by David | March 4, 2010
I have found Mr Nebgen to be reliable and very helpful in trying to get my film porject off the ground.


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Work Experience

  • Executive Producer
  • ShowBiz
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate
  • Lieberman, Dodge, Gerding & Anderson
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Quarles & Brady
  • 2001 - 2003


  • University of Texas, Austin
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Fordham University
  • BS - Summa Cum Laude
  • 1995


  • Community Advisory Committee to The Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre
  • Chairman
  • 2015 - Present
  • Arizona Film & Digital Media Coalition
  • Secretary
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • The Empty Shoes Award
  • Parents of Murdered Children, Inc.
  • 2013


  • The University of Texas School of Law Review of Entertaiment & Sports Law
  • Ten Years Later
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • "Music Law: Start to Finish."
  • Music Law
  • 2016
  • Copyright and Your Film
  • Film
  • 2016
  • "Avoiding Legal Pitfalls for Your Film"
  • Film
  • 2016
  • "Copyrights and Trademarks"
  • Music Law
  • 2015
  • "Songs Are Property! Copyright Protection in Music"
  • Music Law
  • 2015
  • Intellectual Property & Business Formation
  • Entertainment Law - Intellectual Property
  • 2011
  • "Rights, Rights, Rights: Avoiding Pitfalls That Could Kill Your Project."
  • Entertainment Law - Intellectual Property
  • 2010
  • ASU Entertainment and Sports Law Seminar
  • Entertainment Law
  • 2006
  • South by Southwest Film & Music Festival
  • Entertainment Law
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Entertainment Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a skilled lawyer, and one whose services are highly valued among a select group of clientele. I would recommend him to anyone."
Entertainment Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you have anything entertainment related Nebgen is your man.I highly recommend him."