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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 a lawyerpreneuer and experienced Corporate and Entertainment Attorney. His practice covers Business, Employment, 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.

Domenic is passionate about demystifying the law. He is an adjunct professor at Columbia Film School. He teaches Entertainment Law for Filmmakers, a graduate MFA course for producers, directors and screenwriters at Columbia University.

You may have seen him on NBC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, HLN, Yahoo Finance, Sky, FOX Business News or on Bloomberg TV, as a legal commentator. Or you might have read stories in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Independent, TIME, Entertainment Weekly or Adweek, where Domenic has been quoted.

Domenic has received MH AV Prominent rating by his peers, for being ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for his legal expertise, communication skills and ethical standards. He has also been named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list every year since 2015.

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 an active member and past-President 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 the Founder of the international MyEO Lawyers Group, a graduate of the EO Executive Education program at Harvard Business School, and a current participant in the Entrepreneurial Masters Program (EMP), hosted at MIT.

He is a member of the New York City Bar Association and the Brooklyn Bar Association. Domenic has been 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 MyEO Lawyers Group, 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, The White Lotus and Breaking Bad are some 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 (“no pineapple, please”).

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, Canada Bar (1996) ​
  • New York State Bar (1993)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York


  • Dalhousie University, LL.B. (1994)
  • Columbia University, LL.M. (International Business, 1992)
  • Oxford University in England, B.A. (Jurisprudence, 1991)
  • McGill University, M.A.; B.A. (History & Political Science, 1988)
  • De La Salle College “Oaklands”, Toronto (1985)


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