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PRIVACY NOTICE
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- Information that we receive from you; and

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The firm does not disclose non-public personal information about our clients, former clients, and/or website contacts to anyone, except as required by law.

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BH NY

our mission is to provide advocacy, creativity and protection for artists, executives, writers, producers and entertainment-oriented businesses in a rapidly evolving environment.

our work

Our work primarily revolves around the entertainment industry, i.e., live entertainment, recording industry, music publishing, television, motion picture and books. From time-to-time, our work also involves the incorporation of new forms of technology and/or internet-based concepts and their integration with traditional forms of entertainment. We advise, consult, draft and negotiate every form of entertainment contract. We engage tax and/or corporate specialists where appropriate. Our services include acting as “general counsel” for companies and multi-national artists, as well as handling simple day-to-day legal matters. We represent companies, private equity, new artists, legacy artists and creative people at all levels.

attorneys

Doug Mark

Doug Mark has practiced law in the entertainment industry since 1986. He has been a partner in a small firm and a medium sized firm and has also been a record and publishing executive for major labels and independents. His clients include Grammy winners, Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame members, major record companies and film studios, authors, label presidents, artists, etc. His current work covers the range from private equity transactions, to books, television, motion pictures and especially music. He graduated Cum Laude from U.S.F. School of law in 1985 and lives with his wife and three sons.

David Ferreria

David Ferreria represents a wide range of clients in music, entertainment, multimedia and art and is equally adept at handling transactions for artists, business entities and executives. Having played music since the age of 5, David has a passion for the arts, which is reflected in his meticulous yet pragmatic approach to the firm’s law practice. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. He began his law career in 1997 at Epitaph Records as its Business Affairs attorney and then was an attorney at the entertainment law firm of Barnes Morris Klein Mark Yorn Barnes & Levine from 2000-2007. David joined Mark Music & Media Law at its inception and is a partner with the firm. He devotes his free time to volunteer work as an active Freemason and Shriner. He lives in Culver City with his wife, Christie, and two sons, Aidan and Liam.

David Jacobs

David Jacobs joined Mark Music & Media Law in 2008 and is a partner with the firm. David is a hands-on music attorney (and sometimes manager) based in New York, with his finger on the pulse of all things new, exciting, and innovative in the music industry. Priding himself on adding as much value to his clients’ lives as possible, David is often responsible for the assembling of a great team around an artist throughout the territories of the world, comprised of management, label, publisher, publicist, agent, and every other type of worthwhile opportunity a young artist could need--while at all times ensuring they are building a long-term career and not just a flash in the pan. Of course, he also diligently and comprehensively represents his client's legal interests with every ounce of sophistication and foresight in a constantly evolving field. His wide range of clients include a special group of rising stars in both the indie and major label realms, producers of all genres, and an impressive list of young independent labels who are responsible for some of the most exciting music hitting people's ears rightnow. A musician himself, he goes about his role in a client's life with as much care, patience, ingenuity, enthusiasm, and empathy as possible.

Matt Cuttler

Matt Cuttler (admitted in NY) received his Bachelor's degree from SUNY Albany in 2001 and his Juris Doctor from New York Law School in 2007. Matt is a self-professed music nerd, drummer, and nationally ranked category 2 road cyclist. Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Matt spent three years in the New York City Law Department’s Tax and Bankruptcy Litigation Division.

Clare Paterson

Clare Paterson joined Mark Music & Media Law in 2013 and has been practicing since 2010. She is a graduate of McGill University's Faculty of Law, where she helped found a free legal clinic for artists. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Clare spent time working for an artist booking agency and a music festival. She is originally from Seattle, Washington.

Eric Morris

Eric Morris has been an artist, tour manager, venue promoter and worked within both indie and major record labels. Each stop has helped create a unique perspective he brings to bear in representing and advising a wide variety of entertainment industry clients. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from the University of California, San Diego in 2006 and his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 2010 and currently serves as in-house business affairs counsel at Epitaph Records. Eric still performs regularly with several bands, is an avid nature photographer, and has a beard that works perfectly for today's alternative music culture.

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