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Entertainment Law

New York Entertainment Lawyers Support Creative Clients

Uptown Manhattan firm assists artists, musicians and designers

Talent is a wonderful thing, but it’s not enough to attain lasting success in the music, fashion or entertainment industries. Protecting the value of your gift demands knowledgeable counsel on contractual issues, intellectual property matters and other key legal concerns. At Giordano Law Offices PLLC, our accomplished attorneys are dedicated to helping New York-area clients succeed. From our headquarters in Harlem, we provide strong guidance to musicians, artists, designers and others who want to make the most from their creative endeavors. Attorney Carmen Jack Giordano has more than 30 years of experience and uses that knowledge to help our clients evaluate the legal impact of their business decisions.

Experienced attorneys provide transactional and litigation support

Throughout the New York City area, we handle a full range of entertainment law tasks, such as:

  • Contract negotiation — Unscrupulous parties often try to take advantage of creative people focused on achieving their dream instead of legal details. Before you make a commitment in writing, it is best to have a qualified attorney examine any contract proposal so you can understand the terms and negotiate the best deal possible.
  • Intellectual property — Our firm files and enforces copyright and trademark applications to protect our clients from individuals and companies who seek to infringe upon their rights. We also draft and negotiate agreements to license intellectual property and form contracts in various creative fields.
  • Litigation support — If a dispute occurs regarding a contract or some other legal matter, our firm provides prompt, effective representation that gives you the best chance to achieve a positive resolution.

With a personalized approach to each situation and a commitment to helping our clients succeed, our firm is well-suited to the needs of talented individuals and businesses. In a free initial consultation, we’ll explain how we can help.

Knowledgeable advocates advise on fashion-industry concerns

Fashion law involves the legal matters that are sensitive to the vertical market of the apparel industry. Our fashion law clients include major designers, entrepreneurial representatives and startup labels. We use our experience and skill to help these people and businesses manage the legal concerns associated with this part of the fashion industry. We have achieved notable successes in this area:

  • We secured substantial settlements from Queen Latifah for highly regarded stylists who were not paid for services rendered. While she tried to dodge payment due to the lack of written contracts, we were ultimately able to succeed in a bitter federal case.
  • Our firm won a cease and desist order and a monetary award for the band Oxes against Old Navy for the unauthorized use of the band’s name on articles of clothing.
  • We represented Burkina, a clothing manufacturer, in a Pennsylvania federal court and were able to get the copyright infringement action against them dismissed.

No matter how bitter or complex your fashion law case might be, we have the ability to develop the strongest possible case on your behalf.

Effective counselors stand up for musicians during legal disputes

The music industry presents challenges to the many singers, songwriters, and instrumentalists who make their living in the field. Over the years, Mr. Giordano has represented celebrities and artists such as Jah Rule, Kelly Price, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Anton Newcombe, and several other musicians and artists. We represent artists against major record labels in disputes over contracts, ownership of copyrights and other types of representation. In one California federal case, we won a dismissal and an award of $700,000, plus costs and fees, for a client accused of copyright infringement. We have also represented artists and celebrities in various claims, including sexual harassment.

Contact an established New York City entertainment attorney for a free consultation

Giordano Law Offices PLLC represents New York metropolitan area clients in various entertainment law matters, including issues relating to the music and fashion industries. Please call 212-406-9466 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our Uptown Manhattan headquarters or one of our satellite offices, located in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Downtown Manhattan.

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  • New York Office
    226 Lenox Ave.
    New York, New York 10027
    Phone: 212-406-9466
    Fax: 212-406 9410
  • "Lenox Avenue attorney Carmen Giordano is honest, experienced and determined to win. He and his staff consistently provide incredible customer service and a solid commitment to serving the Harlem community."  -Daniel “Dapper Dan” Day

  • "I initially hired Carmen S. Giordano in 2005 to represent Be & D, our high-end ladies accessories division, in litigation with one of our major suppliers. Mr. Giordano quickly and efficiently collected pertinent information and was able to obtain a judgment that I considered most satisfactory. I have continued to ask Mr. Giordano to represent us in domestic and some international matters. I know that I can rely on his legal advice, and I deeply appreciate his personal warmth and genuineness whenever I contact him."  -Larry Dumain

  • "Recommend Carmen Giordano?” You cannot “recommend ” a friend, you have to experience the warmth the caring, the true concern to help you with your problem . It’s an “experience ” to to hear the sound advice and how to proceed with a dilemma. Yes, Carmen is a true “trailblazer”, a “template ” for other attorneys, in his total concern for his client/friend and how to help. He is also very well supported by his staff."  -Peter Grinenko

  • "Carmen is an OUTSTANDING Lawyer. This guy really gets things done! I never met a lawyer who put in so much effort and hardwork into their cases . I met Carmen about a month ago where i had a real messy case and a month later my case was settled. I recommend him as a lawyer 100%. This guy is the real deal!"  -Mancita

  • "I have been very happy with the work Carmen has led on my behalf. He is responsive and completely reliable and trustworthy. I know I can always depend on him to make sound recommendations on my behalf. He knows the law from A to Z and stays current on changes in the law whether it’s estate planning, employment issues or legal matters for same-sex couples. He has as comfortable style which helps clients be at ease and he always takes the time to explain concepts and implications so we can arrive at informed decisions together."  -Jack T

  • "Carmen helped me fight a case against a crooked Psychiatrist named forester. We settled the case and therefore won. With the win and the money, I was able to rebuild my life to some degree. Lawyers don’t get much better than this guy. Thank You again Carmen!"  -Jon

  • "Mr. Giordano is honest, trustworthy, efficient, thorough & caring. He is professional & personable. He truly cares about his clients. I highly recommend him."  -Kim

  • "Carmen Giordano is the embodiment of everything you would hope to find in a lawyer; he is trustworthy, sincere and knows his stuff. He comes highly recommended from such a vast cross-section of people–from mutual friends at the National Action Network, to clothing designers and music producers. Having experience in such a variety of areas makes Giordano one of the most well rounded attorneys I know. I wholeheartedly recommend him because unlike some in his industry, he really looks out for you. And from the times I have been in his office, he truly represents everyone from the falsely accused in Harlem, with nowhere to turn, to big shots, including top musicians and an occasional judge."  -Michelle

  • "I highly endorse this lawyer. He has great integrity and very broad experience in litigation. He has had great success in achieving excellent results for his clients; provides vigorous and reliable representation to each client; and has excellent judgment in assessing the merits of a claim."  -Margaret King, Attorney

  • "Carmen Giordano came to my rescue when I needed it most. I was a passenger in a taxi that crashed, leaving me badly injured and unable to work or take care of my 3 children. The taxi company tried to downplay my injuries and my losses. But Carmen fought for me every step of the way in this complicated case. He understood my lost wages, and understood the strain on my family (he’s a father too). He made sure the judge understood it, too. By the the time he concluded his eloquent opening argument, the defendants quickly settled. I remain extremely grateful to Mr. Giordano."  -Lauren

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