Aaron Pierce represents clients in connection with a wide range of corporate, financing and entrepreneurial transactions with a particular focus in the entertainment industry especially as regards film and music. Mr. Pierce advises clients on issues in connection with company formation, general contract matters, corporate governance, employment matters, applications for tax-exempt status, private offerings, and compliance with securities regulations. Mr. Pierce also represents dozens of clients in the hospitality industry, including bars, clubs, restaurants and hotels, and is highly experienced in State Liquor Authority application and compliance issues and actions.
Mr. Pierce routinely prepares and negotiates intellectual property agreements (including license, coexistence and website agreements). He also is experienced in intellectual property litigation, including matters connected with trademarks, copyrights, right of publicity and anti-counterfeiting.
In addition to Mr. Pierce’s corporate transactional practice, he also regularly represents clients in a wide variety of commercial litigations in both state and federal court.
Aaron was selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Edition, Thomson Reuters, 2015-2019, and was also included in New York Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, for 2015-2019 Aaron regularly teaches Entrepreneurial Law seminars and classes, and is a faculty member at the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education, The Marino Institute of Continuing Legal Education, and Parsons School of Design.
Mr. Pierce has been intrinsically involved in the entertainment industry in New York City for 20 years, and represents some of the largest venues and concert promoters in the country, provides counsel throughout many segments of the entertainment industry, including film, music, theater, and publishing, and serves as general counsel to several NYC-based artist management companies. Mr. Pierce also provides consulting services to up-and-coming artists, artist managers, independent labels, film producers, and art curators.
J.D., Fordham Law School, 2009
B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1997, Magna cum Laude
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
New York State Bar Association
New York County Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
American Bar Association
New York Chamber of Commerce
New York State, New Jersey, District of Columbia
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York