Domenic Romano - Corporate & Entertainment Law | Romano Law

Domenic Romano

Founder & Managing Partner

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Admitted

  • 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

Law School

Oxford University in England, B.A. (Jurisprudence, 1991)

Columbia University, LL.M. (International Business, 1992)

Dalhousie University, LL.B. (1994) ​

University

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 President-Elect and current Forum Chair.

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.

Blog Entries

  • 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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  • But What Are You REALLY Buying? – Asset Purchase v. Stock Sale

    There are many things to consider when buying a business.  Typically, someone makes an offer to buy (or sell) an existing enterprise and the other side accepts.  This seems simple enough, right?  Not exactly.


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  • New Regulations in Equity Crowdfunding: What You Need to Know

    By now, most of us have heard of crowdfunding.  Maybe a friend started a GoFundMe to help with the cost of a trip or a neighbor started a Kickstarter campaign to assist with marketing a new product or business.  However, fewer people are familiar with equity crowdfunding.  This new type of crowdfunding allows individuals to


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  • Happy Birthday to You – Now It’s a Gift

    Have you ever wondered why some restaurants come up with their own songs to celebrate a customer’s birthday?  Although it is one of the most popular songs and we sing it to friends and family often, “Happy Birthday to You” is rarely sung in restaurants or in the media. One of the biggest reasons is


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  • Can Writing on a Check Create a New Contract?

    Have you ever wondered what to write on the “memo” line of your check?  That space can be a very useful tool.  For example, you hire a web developer to design a website for your business for $3,000.  They perform the service, but the quality of the site does not live up to your expectations,


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  • Hey, that’s my domain!

    Business is diverted from successful websites every day.  Anyone can register a name, or any variation of an existing name, for a small fee.  There are few checks and balances with registration of a domain name, so anyone can register and even domains obviously similar to yours may be approved without question.  Registration doesn’t require


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  • Is Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven taking a detour to Litigation Purgatory?

    It doesn’t matter when you were born or what kind of music you usually listen to:  chances are you’ve heard Led Zeppelin’s classic, Stairway to Heaven.  The song has earned over half a billion in sales and helped Led Zeppelin IV become one of the highest selling albums of all time. With such a long


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  • Yelp, small businesses and the law of online reviews

    More and more consumers are turning to the Internet before making purchasing decisions.  The more than 50 million customer reviews on Yelp bring 120 million visitors to the website each month.  At the same time, online business review sites have found themselves embroiled in increasing legal controversy. In January, a Virginia court held that businesses


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