Matthew L. Finkelstein is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. He represents companies and individuals on copyright and transactional matters in the music, entertainment, technology, television, film, media, and publishing industries.
A core component of Matthew’s practice is representing buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of recorded music and music publishing catalogs and related royalty streams. His work on these transactions includes drafting and negotiating the transaction agreements and conducting legal due diligence examinations. Integrally related is the assistance Matthew provides to creators of works and their successors-in-interest with terminating grants of copyright and recapturing copyrights.
Another core component of Matthew’s practice is representing clients in technology licensing and procurement transactions. His work in this area includes drafting and negotiating cloud services agreements.
Representative clients include recording artists, songwriters, record producers, television and film production companies, music publishing companies, video game publishers, food manufacturers, fashion and apparel retailers, and research and higher education institutions.
Matthew has an extensive understanding of the entertainment and technology industries, which he gained, in part, from prior career experiences at record companies, in live concert production, and at technology companies involved in the secure distribution of digital media.
- J.D., St. John’s University School of Law
- B.A., Union College
Bar Admissions : New York
- American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, Member
- New York State Bar Association, Business Law Section, Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law, and Intellectual Property, Member
- Association of Independent Music Publishers, Member
- The Copyright Society of the USA, Member
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