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Join Our Team!

We are a growing Business and Entertainment boutique law firm in the Financial District.  We love what we do.  Every day, we get to help creative and innovative people accomplish cool things.  We’re always professional, but we’re also a friendly group.  We like each other.  Building a motivated team of collaborative attorneys is our top

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Show Me the Money, but Just Don’t Ask Me About It…

“So, what were you making in your last position?”  For many, that’s one of the most dreaded questions asked during a job interview or on an application.  While your future employer may want to know all those details, it may seem unfair that your next salary could be determined by what you were making in

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ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees: “Fractional Licensing” is Permissible

In December 2017, in a huge win for songwriters and publishers (and perhaps a loss to licensees like bar and restaurant owners) across the country, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held that “fractional licensing” continues to be the appropriate method of licensing the performance rights of songs controlled by more than one performing rights

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Financing Families: New York State Paid Family Leave

Many employees can look forward to spending more time with their loved ones in 2018.  The New York State Paid Family Leave program went into effect on January 1, 2018.  The program will now provide New Yorkers paid leave to care for a newborn child, a close relative with a serious health condition, or assist

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Never Break the Chain (And Three Scenarios That Could)

When you’re signing agreements in entertainment, it’s important to read the fine print.  There’s a pesky tendency for contracts to include a representation that all of the rights you’re granting are, in fact, yours to grant.  It’s easy to gloss over, but it should really make you stop, think and take a step back.  You’re

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“Finder’s Fees” for the Sale of Securities: Exercise Caution

Startup companies need funding, and entrepreneurs are rarely eager to turn away potential sources of investment. Companies and entrepreneurs often see the initial appeal in using so-called “finders” to help them sell shares in their company to raise cash.  Though not formally defined, a “finder” is typically an individual or company that receives compensation in

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Preparing for the Worst: Buy/Sell Agreements 101

Life is unexpected.  Sometimes terrible things happen that will catch you off guard.  Don’t let that be the case for your business.  Have a plan in place for unfortunate possibilities. A buy/sell agreement between you and your business partner can dictate what should happen to certain aspects of your company if worse comes to worst..

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Confession of Judgment Part 1: What is It?

Let’s say someone wronged you, and you’ve been going back and forth with them for months in an attempt to resolve things.  You’ve finally agreed to settlement terms, but you aren’t sure you trust the person who stiffed you in the first place to comply.  To help with this, your lawyer is recommending you have

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