Areas of Practice
FEDERAL AND STATE CRIMINAL DEFENSE
We represent individuals and corporations from the investigatory stage to arrest/bail, indictment, trial, sentencing, and post conviction including appeal. We handle the full spectrum of federal and state criminal prosecutions, including, but not limited to:
General Crime: We represent individuals accused of various offenses including drug possession offenses, drug sale offenses, homicide, assault, domestic violence, menacing, robbery, burglary, grand larceny and other larcenies, extortion, weapon and firearm possession and related offenses, kidnapping, obstruction of justice, forgery, perjury, driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving while ability impaired (DWAI), criminal trespass, B.A.S.E jumping, reckless endangerment, prostitution, sexual harassment offenses, desk appearance tickets, extradition issues, disciplinary hearings, bench warrants and other warrants, Campus Discipline offenses, and others.
White Collar Crime: We represent individuals accused of crimes including social security fraud, insider trading, money laundering, health care fraud, securities fraud, bank fraud, mortgage fraud, public corruption related charges, criminal tax prosecutions, and mail and wire fraud.
Computer Fraud Crime: We represent individuals accused of computer and hacking related crimes including identity theft, aggravated identity theft, computer fraud and abuse, crimes related to the improper use of access devices, DDOS attacks, credit card fraud, and others.
Conspiracy Crime: We represent individuals accused of involvement in complex conspiracies often charged with Racketeering (RICO), Extortion, Loan Sharking, Gambling, Narcotics trafficking offenses, Firearm trafficking offenses and several other various conspiracy related offenses.
Post Conviction and Appellate Practice: We represent individuals on appeal and other post-conviction proceedings including 2255 petitions (habeas), 440 motions, 330.30 motions. We have also been successful obtaining bail pending appeal for numerous clients.
CIVIL AND BUSINESS LITIGATION
We offer broad civil litigation experience in both federal and state matters. Our attorneys have represented clients and appeared in federal courts across the United States.
Defamation Prosecution and Defense: We prosecute and defend defamation lawsuits, including claims for libel, slander, false light, and invasion of privacy.
Civil Rights Violations: We prosecute civil rights violations against the government on behalf of those whose rights were violated.
False Advertising, Trademark and Copyright: We prosecute and defend lawsuits for false advertising, trademark, copyright, publicity right, trade secret, and other intellectual property matters.
Commercial Litigation: We litigate and assist businesses, entrepreneurs, and start-ups in lawsuits involving breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, trade secret misappropriation, and general business disputes.
Tort Litigation: We prosecute and defend lawsuits for assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and personal injury.
Entertainment Industry Disputes: We assist individuals and businesses in the entertainment industry resolve disputes.
New York Child Victims Act: We have experience representing sexual abuse survivors throughout New York. On February 14, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York Child Victims Act, Senate Bill No. S. 2440/Assembly Bill No. A. 2683. This law allows victims of child sexual abuse to pursue civil lawsuits against their abusers and the institutions that permitted such abuse, regardless of the statute of limitations. In anticipation of the Child Victims Act becoming operational on August 14, 2019, we are working with attorneys who have decades of experience representing survivors of child sexual abuse against religious institutions, public and private schools, and youth organizations.
We also offer legal representation in entertainment related matters, including music, film and television, art, graphic design, fashion, photography, and the performing arts. We service creative talent, bands, studios, and music industry individuals in negotiating and drafting all forms of talent agreements and offer transactional legal support ranging from studio and label deals to independent projects.
Non-Disclosure & Confidentiality Agreements
Independent Label and Distribution Deals
Live Performance Agreements
Photography Service Agreements
Record Deal Contracts
Compilation Licensing Agreements
Recording Studio Contracts
Copyright Registration and Licensing
Work for Hire Agreements
Book Publishing Agreements
Licensing & Clearance