The Firm's Entertainment, Celebrity and Sports Department is unique in the Long Island market.  The Department counsels a diverse entertainment and sports clientele, including celebrities, internationally famous authors, multi-platinum singers, television, screen and stage stars, nationally-known radio personalities, and professional athletes.  Several of the Firm’s clients have reached the top of their respective professions, and including a Nobel Peace Prize® winner in Literature, a Pulitzer Prize® winning writer, a Grammy Award® winning singer with numerous Number One hits, one of the most successful home shopping television personalities of all time, and a Long Island lacrosse legend.
We offer a wide range of entertainment services, and have significant experience across the broad spectrum of the entertainment industry, including television, film, theater, music, radio, publishing, professional sports, and the Internet.  Our services and experience include:  recording deals; artist and talent agreements of every type; television production transactions; licensing, merchandising and endorsement arrangements; book deals; Internet and website agreements; management and agency contracts; employment and consultant agreements; confidentiality agreements; and a wide variety of other transactional and contractual matters. 

The Department represents a number of entertainment and sports clients in their entrepreneurial ventures, from the initial stages of structuring the venture, during its growth, through financings and acquisitions, and in many instances in connection with a successful exit event.  In addition, the Firm’s full-service capabilities allow us to provide many of the collateral legal services our entertainment and sports clients often require, including real estate, estate and wealth planning, asset protection, corporate and commercial, tax planning, charitable endeavors and foundations, and litigation.

Attorneys practicing in this field:

Joseph V. Cuomo
Anthony V. Curto
Allison Rosenzweig

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September 2014
Academy Award® winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, of “The Hunger Games” fame signed on to play long-time Firm client Joy Mangano

September 2013
Firm represented Joy Mangano in connection with her multi-year, multi-million-dollar employment agreement with HSN

October 2011
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July 1, 2011
Forchelli Curto Team Lead by Anthony V. Curto and Joseph V. Cuomo Retained as Outside General Counsel to the John W. Engemen Theater at Northport, New York

January 20, 2011
Headquartered in Farmingdale, NY D’Addario & Company, Inc., Acquires Houston, TX based Pro-Mark Drumsticks

June 3, 2010
Forchelli Curto Team Led by Partner Joseph V. Cuomo Represented Maverik Lacrosse in Acquisition by Kohlberg Sports Group

Anthony V. Curto and Joseph V. Cuomo represented American Idol star, Grammy and Emmy award winner Paula Abdul

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