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Donovan A. Rodriques

Media & Entertainment, Of Counsel

Donovan Rodriques is the founder and managing attorney of Rodriques Law, PLLC, in New York, New
York.  A top-rated transactional attorney with more than twenty years of legal experience, Mr. Rodriques
provides exceptional counsel and support to clients who have legal needs involving entertainment law
and business law.

Donovan Rodriques concentrates his business and entertainment law practice in the area of film and
television development, financing, production and distribution.  He advises, counsels and represents
clients on all aspects of finance and distribution transactions; rights acquisitions; private equity deals;
development, talent, production and distribution agreements; insurance, guild and union matters;
copyright and trademark protection; business formation; business development; corporate compliance
and mergers and acquisitions.  He provides timely and thorough legal advice on potential risks and
issues, as well as propose practical, responsive solutions in connection with the legal and business needs
of clients.  He has extensive experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of contracts,
including nondisclosure agreements, vendor agreements, licenses, sponsorship, influencer, partnership,
shareholder, barter agreements, events, releases, waivers, amendments, indemnification agreements,
insertion orders and intellectual property agreements.

Being an entrepreneur and filmmaker, he has a keen interest in independent film and television
development, financing, production and distribution of features, scripted and unscripted series and
mini-series, and creative distribution channels for independent production companies, filmmakers, and
producers.  He helps clients package talent and simultaneously, he talks to financiers, funding bodies,
distributors and sales agents, strategizing and course-correcting along the way.  He has a keen
understanding of the physical, technical, creative, and fiscal processes that go into a project and that
ensure a production gets finished on time.  It is in this area, that his expertise with law and business
merge, which makes him most effective to his clients.

Donovan Rodriques is a member of the City Bar, and Business Law and the Entertainment, Arts and
Sports Law Sections of the New York State Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • New York State Bar (2012)
  • The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York


  • Norman Manley Law School, C.L.E., 2002
  • University of Edinburgh School of Law, LL.M. (International Trade Law), 2000
  • University of the West Indies, LL.B., 1999
  • University of the West Indies, B.Sc. (Biochemistry), 1995
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