Experience

Informed Advice from an Industry Insider

Prior to founding my own practice, I spent 13 years working for one of the world’s largest entertainment powerhouses – Sony Music Entertainment. During my time there, I was involved in nearly every aspect of the business — including contract negotiations, financial analysis and administration.  I also saw the biggest challenges facing both artists and corporations in the entertainment industry and how having the right legal support in place benefitted everyone involved. Inspired by that realization, I began offering independent entertainment law consulting in 2012 so that I might help today’s new generation of talent succeed in today’s musical climate.

Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, English and American Literature and Language – Harvard College (1988)
  • Juris Doctor – University of Pennsylvania Law School (1995)
  • Articles Editor – University of Pennsylvania Law Review
Music Industry
  • 4 years at Sony Music Entertainment drafting a variety of agreements for the company’s music labels
  • 8 years at Sony/ATV Music Publishing (4 years as Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs), drafting agreements for A-list songwriters and providing advice and counsel to the company
  • 2 years at Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, a boutique entertainment law firm, doing television, film, music and theatre work
Career Achievements
  • 20 years’ experience in litigation and contract law with various top-tier New York-based firms
  • 3 years’ experience at Profile Records, home of Run D.M.C.
  • Drafted recording, joint venture, and various other agreements for the Sony Music record labels, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, and other divisions of Sony Music
  • Provided expert legal and business advice to Sony/ATV in connection with its roster of US songwriters.
  • Formulated and structured innovative deal terms to secure A-list songwriters. Representative signings include Flo Rida, Rick Ross, Cody Simpson, A$AP Rocky, Pitbull, Rostrum Records, RedOne, Jay Electronica, Andrea Martin, Colbie Caillat, Sarah Bareilles, Ricardo Arjona, and Luis Fonsi.