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Mr. Caruso has appeared on FOX, PIX, MSNBC and NBC as well as various radio shows, and is routinely requested by other syndicated television, news and print media outlets for his advice and comment on current issues. He has appeared as a distinguished speaker at Princeton University at the Princeton Sports Symposium, and serves on the adjunct faculty of Belmont University, where he teaches Music Business and Entertainment Law. He has authored a chapter in a legal publication entitled Entertainment and Media Law Contract Strategies, in addition to publishing various articles on sports law and business law topics. Mr. Caruso previously served as a counsel to former New Jersey Governor James Florio, and was a founding executive of an internet based real estate services company which revolutionized the way real estate was sold utilizing the technology of the internet. He also owned a professional minor league basketball team, and is a former NFL Player Agent. He has served on the boards of various charitable organizations and banking institutions.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
    30 years
  2. Business: 25%
    30 years
  3. Entertainment: 25%
    24 years
  4. Franchising: 25%
    30 years



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
SJ Magazine's Top AttorneysSJ Magazine2009
SJ Magazine's Top AttorneysSJ Magazine2008
SJ Magazine's Top AttorneysSJ Magazine2007
Who's Who in American LawyersWho's Who Publishing2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorNYU2009 - Present
Attorney/ Managing PartnerMajor Law Firms2005 - Present
Founding Executive/Chief Legal and Operating OfficerYHD.com1999 - 2001
Managing PartnerBowe, Caruso & Epstein, P.C.1996 - 1999
Special Counsel for RedevelopmentCity of Asbury Park1993 - 1995
Associate Counsel to GovernorGovernor's Counsel Office, State of NJ1992 - 1993
Judicial Law Clerk to Honorable Marshall SelikoffState Superior Court of New Jersey1985 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
NFLPACertified Contract Advisor2014 - Present
New York UniversityAdjunct Faculty Member (Professor)2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember in Good Standing2005 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember in Good Standing1985 - Present
Princeton University Sports Symposium Advisory CommitteeMember2008 - 2009
National Sports Marketing NetworkMember2008 - 2010
Belmont UniversityAdjunct Faculty Member (Professor)2007 - 2013
Monmouth University Real Estate InstituteMember1999 - 2006
Monmouth University Business CouncilBoard Member1994 - 2001
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Exclusively Handled Miss New Jersey Blackmail ScandalSuccessful
Acquired and established professional minor leage basketball franchise in New JerseySuccessful
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Publication nameTitleDate
Business and Technology Law JournalConcussions and the NCAA2015 and Entertainment Law Blog2011
Entertainment and Media Law Contract StrategiesPractical Strategies in Doing Entertainment Deals2007
Legal Issues in Collegiate AthleticsSports Recruiting Case Takes Center Stage2007
New Jersey Law JournalThe New NBA Wardrobe: Less Bling is an Enforceable Thing2006
New Jersey Law JournalHow to Succeed in Local Redevelopment1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of PennsylvaniaGobal Economic TrendsCertificate Program2014
Seton Hall University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Rutgers UniversityEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New York UniversityBusiness, Sports, Entertainment, Hotel Tourism2011
The Idea FactoryEntrepreneur Panel2010
The Idea FactoryEntrepreneur Panel2009
Honors Economics SocietyLaw2009
Seton Hall Sports and Entertainment Law SymposiumFrom the Arena to the Streets — The Pressures Placed on Athletes, Entertainers, and Management2008
Princeton University Sports SymposiumCurrent Issues in Sports2007
Legal Issues in the Entertainment and Music BusinessSports and Entertainment2007
National Lacrosse League Owners ConferenceCurrent Legal Issues and Trends for Emerging Sports Leagues2005