I focus on the needs of artists, authors, start-up businesses and creative professionals, from the inception of their companies and throughout each phase of their development.
I advise clients regarding their copyrights, trademarks, right of publicity, advertising, brand protection, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, regulatory compliance, employment law, and service contracts. I'm also litigating on behalf of my clients when the need arises.
Photo: me at secret Bay Area spot
Licensed in New York and California.
New York Bar since 2007
California Bar since 2017
Federal court admissions:
Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York
Northern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California
3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of the United States
Fordham Law 2006
Photo: dogs in forefront, Golden Gate Bridge in background
Why 5 Bridges?
The bridges are the physical bridges that meant the most to be living in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, the ones I took to go to my office, visit court, and go back home to my family.
The Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, and Bay Bridge.
The fifth bridge is whatever bridge we're on. It can be the Triborough Bridge, the Verrazano, or one my favorite footbridges.
Photo: Harlem River Lift
The bridges are also metaphorical.
The bridges represent the bridges we use in my practice, your business, and our everyday lives. The myth of law is that is necessarily adversarial. But most often, that's not the case. The law brings parties together. The contracts that I write, the negotiations I make with other counsel, all of these are about how we cooperate. How we can all best support each other's goals. How we build bridges for each other.
Photo: the Verrazano (Verrazano-Narrows Bridge)