Harry Finkel is an attorney and business strategist serving clients in North America, South America and Europe. He was previously an entrepreneur in the professional recording industry with legal and business experience in entertainment, commercial transactions, negotiation, licensing agreements, trademark and copyright issues.
Harry serves as legal counsel and an executive board member Guitars in the Classroom, a nonprofit that provides instruments and training to teachers and students nationwide to help integrate music into the general educational curriculum. He also serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster kids in L.A. County. Additionally, Harry is a panel attorney with California Lawyers for the Arts.
Harry is admitted to practice law in all California state courts and the federal District Court for the Central District of California. He earned his J.D. from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles and B.A. in Film Production and Music Business from Hofstra University in New York.
In his spare time, Harry enjoys writing, music-making, and collaborating with other creatives.
Languages spoken: English, Russian
Hourly ($275-325/hour), contingent (10-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (10%)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|CALI award for Media and Entertainment Law||Southwestern Law School||2011|
|Attorney||Law Office of Harry Finkel||2013 - Present|
|General Counsel||Guitars in the Classroom||2013 - Present|
|Court Appointed Special Advocate||CASA||2013 - Present|
|Legal Extern||Warner Bros. Pictures||2010 - 2011|
|Legal Extern||Roadrunner Records||2010 - 2010|
|Legal Extern||San Diego Film Commission||2009 - 2010|
|Sales Exec and Trainer||Webreach Online Marketing||2006 - 2008|
|Managing Partner||Sounds and Visions Recording Equipment||2003 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California Lawyers for the Arts||Panel Attorney||2013 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Section||Member||2011 - Present|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Southwestern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|Hofstra University||Film Production/Music Business||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|