Practice Areas

I represent businesses, the entertainment industry, individuals, creators, entrepreneurial ventures, and both for-profit and not-for-profit entities. I have extensive experience with contracts, licensing, digital issues, Trademark Law, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property, and all aspects of running a business. I optimize legal and business affairs for individuals, startups, and businesses of all sizes.

Business

  • Reviewing, analyzing, drafting and negotiating contracts for domestic and international operations, including business development, marketing, partnership, sponsorship, publishing, advertising, license, releases, vendor, event, confidentiality, and other agreements.

  • Providing advice on a variety of legal and business affairs, including advertising, marketing, distribution, technology, digital operations, and intellectual property.

  • Incorporating for-profit entities and developing corporate legal and employee policies and procedures.

  • Providing legal advice and counseling on various marketing initiatives spanning numerous advertising platforms.

  • For-Profit and Not-For-Profit Entities and Organizations and Independent Contractors

Entertainment &

The Arts

  • Providing legal advice and counsel for the performing and visual arts, including in the areas of dance, music, television, theater, publishing, models, spokespersons, photography, graphic design, illustration, painting, and others.

Intellectual Property: Trademarks & Copyrights

  • I have extensive experience with Trademark and Copyright Law; including registration and maintenance, all aspects of rights protections, assignments and licensing, negotiation and drafting, works-for-hire, digital issues, Fair Use, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, international reciprocal rights agreements, and counseling on branding issues, among other areas.  I also often write, teach, and speak about Trademark and Copyright Law to various arts, entertainment, and legal groups.

Contact Elissa

64 Butterwood Lane East

Irvington, NY 10533

(914) 478-0457

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