The law firm where publishing industry insiders go for business and legal advice. We provide unmatched depth of industry-specific consulting experience and the resources needed to find creative long-term solutions for your business and branding needs. The firm offers a broad understanding of the publishing industry and a network of contacts within the publishing, entertainment and licensing communities. Clients gain access to all of the knowledge, counsel, and advocacy that the firm can provide. Provider of transactional contract, copyright, entertainment, publishing and trademark law counseling. We are problem solvers and agents of change assisting clients build their businesses and expand their brands. A law firm with an intimate familiarity with the business of publishing.
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Vetting for defamation
Publishing contract review and negotiation
Film / television option review and negotiation
Copyright termination and recapture
Protection of trademarks
Former counsel, Independent Book Publisher's Association (IBPA); Beacon Press
Debbie Macomber, Michael S. Singer, Jude Deveraux, Jim DeFelice, Estate of E. Lynne Harris, David Shields, Pete Seeger, Cherie Calbom, Barry Ritholtz, One Day University, Beacon Press, BenBella Books, Romance Writers of America (RWA)
MOST RECENT PROJECTS
Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack by Steve Twomey (Simon & Schuster); The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer (New Harbinger); Everything's Bigger in Texas: The Life & Times of Kinky Friedman by Mary Lou Sullivan (BackBeat Books); Code Name: Johnny Walker written by Jim DeFelice (William Morrow); Jude Deveraux (Ballantine); Debbie Macomber (Random House); The Surrender Experiment by Michael S. Singer (Harmony); Bailout Nation by Barry Ritholtz (Wiley); Still Alive & Well: The Authorized Johnny Winter Story by Mary Lou Sullivan (BackBeat); The Kill Bill Diaries by David Carradine (Harper); Fitzwilliam Darcy Gentleman trilogy by Pamela Aidan (Touchstone); Dark Magus: The Jekyll & Hyde Life of Miles Davis, by Gregory Davis (BackBeat)
SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
Attorney with focus on entertainment, intellectual property and publishing law (admitted NY & NJ); Adjunct Professor, New York University (NYU), Center for Publishing, where I teach a course on digital rights; Executive Board Member, NY Center for Independent Publishing (1995 - 2008); Law Department, Viacom Enterprises (1989 - 1991); Publicity Director, Simon & Schuster Ref. Group / Prentice Hall Press (1985 - 1987); Asst. Publicity Dir., St. Martin's Press (1981 -1984); Macmillan 1980 - 1981); listed in Who's Who in the Media and Communications; (co)author of The Copyright Permission & Libel Handbook (John Wiley & Sons).