Patricia Crown is the principal of the Law Offices of Patricia Crown. Prior to opening her own office in 2013, Ms. Crown was a partner in the New York office of Morrison & Foerster and then of Counsel to Coblence & Associates.
Ms. Crown has a J.D. degree from New York University School of Law where she was elected to Order of the Coif, an M.A. from the University of Rochester in Paris and a B.A. from the University of Rochester. Before becoming a lawyer, Ms. Crown lived for 10 years in Paris, France where she worked as a writer, translator, interpreter and production assistant in the motion picture industry.
For the last 35 years, Ms. Crown has practiced exclusively in the field of entertainment law, with a particular focus in theatre, film, publishing and copyright. She represents theatrical producers in the U.S., France, England and China, French motion picture production companies, U.S. independent film producers, dance companies, and “creatives”. Her theatrical representations take projects, both musicals and straight plays, from the initial “idea” or acquisition-of-rights stage, through financing (including all securities law matters) to the mounting and running of productions on and off Broadway, across the United States, and overseas, in both sit-down and touring venues. Ms. Crown is a frequent speaker on entertainment matters, particularly those concerning live-stage productions.