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Associate Member Spotlight: Fox Rothschild LLP

Fox Rothschild LLP – Entertainment Law Department
A2IM Associate Member Spotlight

Fox Rothschild LLP is a full-service, national Am Law 100 law firm with more than 800 attorneys in 22 offices coast to coast. Our attorneys provide services in more than 60 practice areas to a broad range of clients – both public and private companies ranging from family-run businesses to startups to multinational corporations. We also represent nonprofits, charitable, medical and educational institutions both in the United States and in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Entertainment Law. Coast to Coast.®

From New York to LA, Nashville to Park City, Utah and everywhere in between, Fox Rothschild is the firm that can help both individual and corporate clients succeed on multiple levels in the entertainment industry. We are trusted legal counsel and strategic business advisers in all areas of the entertainment industry to public, private, domestic and multinational corporations, cultural institutions, independently owned and operated businesses, record labels, music publishers, management companies, film and TV studios and corporate executives. With the razor-sharp focus of a boutique entertainment firm, our attorneys have cultivated long-standing relationships with record label, publishing and corporate executives as well as talent, including artists, producers, mixers, writers, musicians, athletes, filmmakers, directors and producers, associated with a variety of well-known and award-winning television programs, motion pictures and music releases.

What separates Fox from competitors is our ability to service client needs in any way that arises. We have created a bi-coastal solution for companies large and small that don’t have the resources to adequately fulfill their legal and business affairs needs.

What can we help you with?

  • Contract negotiation and drafting
  • A&R administration
  • Digital distribution across multiple platforms
  • Music production, distribution and licensing
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Financing alternatives
  • Labor relations
  • IP asset management and licensing
  • Clearance
  • Litigation (commercial and intellectual property)
  • Merchandising
  • Brand management and cross-branding
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Television and film distribution
  • Immigration
  • Copyright and trademark
  • Tax and wealth planning
  • Estate planning
  • Matrimonial law
  • Real estate development and leasing
  • Sales and acquisitions of assets and stock
  • Antitrust

In the music industry, our partners have more than 60 years of combined in-house experience as senior legal and business affairs executives at some of the most formidable names in the industry, including Republic, Atlantic, EMI, Zomba, Motown, Verve, PolyGram and Universal Records.

Whether you are a multinational corporation with an in-house legal team seeking extra assistance on a matter or an independent company looking for the skilled legal guidance to help your business grow and thrive, we are at your service. We have the resources readily available to help our clients in all related areas of business needs that may arise – from corporate to tax to international law to intellectual property to litigation. Our depth allows us to be a one-stop solution for client needs.

Ask our clients what the Fox difference has done for them.


Tim Mandelbaum is a seasoned attorney with more than three decades of diverse experience in entertainment law – both on the company and talent sides of the table. He assists a variety of talent and corporate clients in the music, film, television, new media, literature and sports industries, handling matters related to contracts, copyrights, trademarks, branding, sale or acquisition of entertainment-based assets, and more. Tim serves as an Associate Member of A2IM among other industry organizations.

Monika A. Tashman is a skilled and savvy lawyer for clients in the entertainment and music industries, handling transactions, brand development, IP matters and other complex business issues for clients ranging from talented artists to dynamic entrepreneurs to independent record labels to new media and technology companies.

Michael L. Reinert, an experienced entertainment executive, works with a range of platinum-selling artists and serves as legal counsel to some of the world’s largest and most legendary recording companies, and is especially well-versed in drafting and negotiating contracts among other matters.

Kenneth J. Abdo, an experienced attorney of more than 30 years, has served as legal counsel to artists, creators and businesses in the music, film, TV, theater, media and publishing industries, including Grammy® and Emmy® winners.

Lori Landew, a media and entertainment lawyer, focuses her practice in the film, television, music, publishing, sports and fashion industries, assisting clients with the negotiation, drafting and enforcement of complex agreements, as well as matters that involve all aspects of content creation, production and distribution and brand awareness, cultivation, integration and promotion.

Alan Friedman, a seasoned entertainment attorney, leverages his experience of over two decades – including six years as general counsel for Miramax Films – to represent clients in contract matters, copyright and trademark disputes and participation/royalty claims involving motion pictures, music releases and television shows.

About A2IM:
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.

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