- New York State Bar (1993)
- Ontario, Canada Bar (1996)
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Oxford University in England, B.A. (Jurisprudence, 1991)
Columbia University, LL.M. (International Business, 1992)
Dalhousie University, LL.B. (1994)
McGill University, M.A.; B.A. (History & Political Science, 1988)
“I’m passionate about helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses. I enjoy advising creative professionals on advancing their careers. Finding justice for people who have been wronged makes my day.” – Domenic Romano
Domenic is an experienced Corporate Lawyer and Entertainment Attorney. His practice covers Business, Media and Sports Law. He advises clients on Business Structuring, Business Divorce, Purchase & Sale of Businesses, Demand Letters, Litigation, Employment Disputes, Licensing, Esports, Film Finance and Complex Contract Negotiation.
You may have seen him on NBC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, HLN, Yahoo Finance, FOX Business News or on Bloomberg TV, as a legal commentator. Or you might have read stories in the New York Times, The Independent, TIME, Entertainment Weekly or Adweek, where Domenic has been quoted.
Before starting Romano Law in 2003, Domenic was a Corporate Lawyer at Jones Day, Hahn & Hessen LLP and Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP and in-house legal counsel at a biotech firm, Pasteur Merieux Connaught in Toronto (now Sanofi Pasteur).
Domenic is on the board of the New York chapter of Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), the world’s largest community of business owners, with a mission to empower, grow and learn.
He is a member of the New York City Bar Association and the Brooklyn Bar Association. He is also in the Business Law and the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law sections of the New York State Bar Association. Domenic is the Founding Member of the Business Lawyers Group, the Managing Partners Group and the Entertainment Lawyers Group in New York City, each a diverse network of seasoned attorneys.
Domenic is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (TV Academy) and an Emmy voter. He enjoys participating in TV academy events during this “platinum age of television”. He’s convinced that The Wire, The Sopranos and Breaking Bad are three of the best series ever made.
Domenic’s parents were both born in Italy. He is tri-lingual (English, Italian and French). He has completed 8 marathons (including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, Vermont and Rome) and over 30 half-marathons. Domenic is a history buff who regularly enjoys a good laugh, but he takes his pizza seriously.
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