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Gary Adelman

Gary Adelman

Davis Shapiro & Lewitt LLP

New York, NY, USA


Gary Adelman, partner at Davis Shapiro & Lewit LLP. His practice focuses on Entertainment Litigation, including copyright, trademark, breach of contract, rights of privacy and publicity and other related claims. 

He co-founded Liquid Sky Music, an Electronic Dance label which gained critical acclaim and success in the 1990s. In 2000, he co-founded Downloadcard, an award winning technology firm whose innovative PIN Code technology is central to the recent wave of digital download giveaway marketing programs. He continues working in EDM with his representation of the EDM festival, Electric Zoo, Unmanageable Artist's and other well known DJ's and producers. Some of his other clients include: Top Rock and Hip Hop Music Artists; Top 10 Stylists; Clothing Company: Undrcrwn; Music PR:Requiem Media; Reality TV Talent: The Mob Wives; Various music websites; Datpiff.com, Tunesat.com and Freeplay.com and Redigi, Inc.

He is an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra School of Law, teaching Entertainment Law and has lectured on Entertainment law and copyright, at various universities, law schools and conferences through out the U.S.

He takes the Groucho Marx approach to joining most clubs or societies.

He has a B.A. from Syracuse University in Political Science; and a J.D. from the Hofstra School of Law.



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