Entertainment Lawyer John J. Tormey III, Esq. - New York Entertainment Attorney.

Law Office of John J. Tormey III, Esq.
John J. Tormey III, PLLC
1636 Third Avenue, PMB 188
New York, NY 10128 USA
(212) 410-4142 (phone)
(212) 410-2380 (fax)


New York Entertainment Lawyer John J. Tormey III - John J. Tormey III, PLLC
My name is John J. Tormey III. I am a New York lawyer, also admitted to practice in California and the District of Columbia. I have a general commercial law practice, with a focus on entertainment, art, media, intellectual property (copyright and trademark), limited liability company law, and music A&R (Artist & Repertoire) matters. Active matters for my New York law practice include film; music; television; publishing; new business start-ups (these days oft-characterized by the creation and filing of a limited liability company and the drafting of an LLC operating agreement); life-story rights and other rights matters; other contract drafting and negotiation; Internet and computer affairs; and other transactional, employment, and corporate work. As a music lawyer, film lawyer, television lawyer, and entertainment attorney generally, I also provide legal services to assist artists and others in their endeavors to submit and place their material with professional entertainment, publishing, and media industry recipients - including film, music, and television projects. I formerly served as Counsel to The Walt Disney Company, and Senior Counsel and Senior Litigation Counsel to Miramax Films. My experience includes music law, motion pictures, production counsel, life-story rights, television, intellectual property (copyright and trademark), art, radio, animation, merchandising, licensing, publishing, advertising, marketing and publicity, casting, photography, modeling, interactive media, and wills and estates.

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Those working in music, film, television, and other reaches of the arts, entertainment, and media fields, will from time-to-time find themselves in search of an entertainment attorney for transactional or advisory matters. So, too, may those seeking a film lawyer to endeavor to place a screenplay or teleplay with Acquisitions and Development recipients, or those seeking a music lawyer to endeavor to place a demo with A&R executives. So, too, may those in search of contractual, corporate, limited liability company (LLC), intellectual property (copyright and trademark), or other general law practice matters. Naturally, all want to make the best possible choice of music lawyer, film lawyer, entertainment lawyer, motion picture production counsel, or other counsel as appropriate and as needed. As those seeking legal services continue to gravitate towards the Internet as a lawyer-search fact-finding tool to be used in their search for an entertainment lawyer or other form of counsel, I will continue to post this website in anticipated and proactive response to those attorney-search efforts.

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1636 Third Avenue
PMB 188
Telephone: 212-410-4142
Fax: 212-410-2380
Email: brightline@att.net
Email: jtormey@optonline.net
URL: https://www.tormey.org

Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Contracts, Music, Motion Pictures, Television, Publishing, Merchandising, Licensing, Advertising, Marketing, Computers and Interactive Media

JOHN J. TORMEY III, born Nurnberg, Germany, 1962; admitted to bar, March 21, 1988, New York (Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, First Judicial Department, 1st Judicial District), N.Y. Registration Number 2191187; June 15, 1988, California (State Bar of California, Supreme Court of the State of California), CA Member No. #134939; April 17, 1989, District of Columbia (Bar of the District of Columbia, D.C. Court of Appeals); June 14, 1988, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York; June 15, 1988, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Education: Harvard University (B.A., 1984); University of California at Los Angeles School of Law (J.D., 1987), Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Labor Law. Member, UCLA Law Review. Member, Moot Court Honors Program. Author: “Subliminal Projection in the Media”, Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook (Clark Boardman Company, Ltd., New York, NY; 1987). Member: American Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; New York County Lawyer’s Association.

Member, FBI New York Citizens’ Academy (2010); Member, FBI Citizens’ Academy, New York Alumni Association; Member, Rockland County (New York) Police & Public Safety Academy, Citizen Police Academy (Spring, 2003)

PRACTICE AREAS: Entertainment Law; Intellectual Property; Media; Contracts; Litigation. Email: brightline@att.net; jtormey@optonline.net

Be it production counsel work or other transactional work relating to motion pictures, script or demo submissions, including submission of a demo to A&R recipients, record contracts, management or agency agreements, formation of business entities, clearances, licensing - or agreements relating to life-story rights, co-ventures, talent, video distribution, options, acquisitions, or any form of contract or matter that I handle otherwise - I bring legal services to those that need them. I represent individuals and companies alike. Please contact me for my written submission guidelines, and please review these guidelines prior to forwarding artistic material - such as a demo, screenplay, teleplay, manuscript, or other work - to me. Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you.

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