M. Graham Coleman

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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6th Avenue 1251
New York 10020 NY US

Gray Coleman has more than 25 years of experience in intellectual property and general business law. He handles entertainment and media transactions including theater, film and television financing and production, and music and publishing matters. He also assists in the licensing of name/likeness rights, famous trademarks and character rights; and in enforcement, litigation and dispute resolution support in intellectual property infringement cases.

Gray acts as production counsel for a number of independent films, television series and specials, original productions for online/digital media, and theatrical productions on Broadway and elsewhere; guides clients in trademark selection, registration, licensing and protection; copyright registration; ownership and licensing issues; manuscript/script review for protection in all media; and a wide variety of contractual arrangements for parties working in the above industries and other businesses utilizing intellectual property.

Professional & Community Activities:

  • Governing Committee member and Chair of the Theater/Performing Arts division of the Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries of the American Bar Association
  • Former Chairman and current member of Board of Directors, Film Forum (nonprofit organization established in 1970, New York City’s leading exhibitor of first-run independent films and classic film repertory)
  • Board of Directors, King Family Foundation (providing financial assistance to support film/television studies in undergraduate/graduate school around the country, in the form of individual student scholarships and direct support to schools for professorships, film festivals and other activities)
  • American Bar Association New York City Bar Association


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1983
    • Virginia Law Review
    • Order of the Coif
  • B.A., Washington and Lee University, 1979
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Harry S. Truman Scholar


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