About

Anthony R. Caruso is an accomplished business transactions attorney with a broad range of significant experience, including negotiation and drafting of all types of deals and contracts including matters such as acquisitions and sales, intellectual property, land use and development, and licensing and franchising. In addition, He has successfully negotiated and structured all types of sports, entertainment and corporate-related projects.

Specifically a noted entertainment lawyer and sports attorney, he has experience in representing artists and performers, coaches and athletes, and various other talent, as well as film, theatrical and television production, music, sports marketing, sports leagues and investment groups involved in sports and entertainment projects. A sampling of his notable transactions include establishing a leading internet based services company, representing a major sports league, film and television projects, multi-year licensing and sponsorship agreements, negotiating franchise and leasing agreements, and structuring private capital transactions for the acquisition and/or establishment of various ventures.

Mr. Caruso gained international attention as an entertainment attorney in his representation of Amy Polumbo, Miss New Jersey 2007, regarding a blackmail situation over Internet photos. He provided all legal counseling and negotiations, strategy, media supervision and crisis management, appearing in all major print and media outlets such as People Magazine and NBC’s Today Show. Mr. Caruso has appeared on Fox, CNBC and NBC as well as various radio shows, and is routinely requested by various syndicated television, news and print media outlets for his advice and comment on current issues.

Mr. Caruso previously served as counsel to former New Jersey Governor James Florio, and was a founding executive of an internet-based real estate services company that revolutionized the way real estate was sold utilizing the technology of the internet. He is a former NFL Player Agent and owner of a professional minor league basketball team. He has served on the boards of various charitable organizations and banking institutions.

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Publications

Title Publisher Date
The Donald Sterling Dilemma US Daily Review May 22, 2014
Inside the Minds: Entertainment and Media Law Contract Strategies November 1, 2007
Recruiting Case Takes Center Stage June 1, 2007
The New NBA Wardrobe: Less Bling is an Enforceable Thing Commentary January 30, 2006
How to Succeed in Local Redevelopment June 26, 1995

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Blog

Extreme Sports & Extreme Liability
Posted on Wednesday August 20, 2014

extreme liabilityGrueling exercise programs and obstacle course races have become all the rage in today’s society, but what about the extreme liability that comes along with it?  Workouts such as CrossFit and obstacle races like Tough Mudder and Warrior Dash—both of which feature rope-climbing and other military-style training elements—have been deemed the workouts of the new […]

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NLRB Policy Shift Could Lead to Liability for Franchisors
Posted on Tuesday August 19, 2014

NLRB Policy Shift Could Lead to Liability for FranchisorsThe National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel recently adopted a new policy that could lead to increased liability for franchisors. It found that McDonald’s, USA, LLC could be held responsible for unfair labor practices committed by its franchisees as a “joint employer.” The complaints against McDonald’s allege that franchisees violated the […]

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John Travolta Fails To SLAPP His Ex-Pilot
Posted on Monday August 18, 2014

John TravoltaI came across a particularly juicy lawsuit the other day involving John Travolta, his former pilot and an alleged affair between the two. Despite the sensational nature of this possibility, the juicy part actually lies in Travolta's representation's creative use of California's anti-SLAPP statute. Legal terminology Before we begin discussing the case, we should get a few of […]

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NeYo vs. Foster: A Lesson in Trust
Posted on Friday August 15, 2014

Neyo-v-FosterI came across a case recently that should serve as an object lesson in knowing who to trust with your money. R&B singer NeYo sued his former business manager in Federal Court recently, alleging the theft of $8 million. The Grammy-winning musician, who's real name is Shaffer Smith, claims that he allowed former manager and […]

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Katt Williams vs. His Employees
Posted on Tuesday August 12, 2014

Katt_WilliamsKatt Williams was in the news for a legal dispute for the second time this month, this time for a dispute between him and five men who claim that he owes them a total of more than $125,000. Katt Williams has a history of involvement in strange and sometimes violent lawsuits. Earlier this month, Williams' […]

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Affiliations

Adjunct Faculty, New York University

Adjunct Faculty, Belmont University

Advisory Board, Capital One Bank

Member, Monmouth University Real Estate Institute

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Videos

KAITY TONG INTERVIEWS SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT ATTORNEY ANTHONY CARUSO ON PIX11

Kaity Tong interviews Sports entertainment attorney Anthony Caruso, partner of Scarinci Hollenbeck Attorneys at Law regarding the Alex Rodriguez doping scand...

Justin Bieber DUI Arrest discussed on NYC PIX11 with Sports Entertainment Lawyer Anthony Caruso

Sports Entertainment Attorney Anthony R. Caruso, discusses Justin Bieber DUI Arrest in Miami, Florida with Morning Show on PIX11 NYC. Can Justin Bieber face ...

Part l: Beauty Pageant Blackmail: Attorney, Anthony R Caruso & Client Amy Polumbo

Attorney at Scarinci and Hollenbeck, Anthony R Caruso and his client, Miss New Jersey, Amy Polumbo discussing her Blackmail case.

Part ll: Beauty Queen Blackmail with Amy Polumbo and Attorney, Anthony R. Caruso

Entertainment Attorney, Anthony R. Caruso discusses the Beauty Queen Blackmail case surrounding his client, Miss New Jersey, Amy Polumbo.

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